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36 Reasons to Thank a Union
Show your support for the labor movement and what it's brought to improve the everyday lives of Americans. Back by popular demand, here are 36 reasons why you should thank the union. Learn more about the importance of unions at Our Labor Partners.
Read All About It!
The Summer 2015 edition of the CCA Advocate is out. Find out the latest in news you can use.
Supreme Court to Hear Anti-Worker Friedrichs Lawsuit
The Supreme Court will hear Friedrichs vs. CTA in its next session with a decision expected in June 2016. This lawsuit raises the questions of whether the First Amendment prohibits fair share fees arrangements in the public sector and, if not, whether such fees may be collected through an opt-out procedure. Read comments by CTA President Eric C. Heins and other union leaders in reaction to the decision.
State Budget is Signed, Sealed and Delivered
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the 2015-16 state budget. Find out how California's community colleges will be funded in CCA/CTA's State Budget Memo
Teaching Along the Border
Community college faculty go the extra mile for their students every day, but at Imperial Valley College, that mile extends to the Mexican border.
It's Legislation Season in Sacramento
The “Legislation Season” is in full-swing in Sacramento and CCA’s legislative advocates are pounding the pavement between CTA’s Governmental Relations building in Sacramento and the state Capitol to make sure lawmakers do what’s best for community colleges. One of those bills is the CCA Sponsored AB 1010, but CTA sponsors many others and has taken positions on even more. 
Higher Ed Faculty Joins CTA Leadership Team
For the first time in recent memory, a higher education faculty member has joined the leadership team of officers of the California Teachers Association. CSU Northridge professor Theresa Montaño has become CTA vice president, joining President Eric C. Heins and Secretary-Treasurer David Goldberg as CTA officers. Montano and Goldberg have both served recent terms on the CTA Board and Heins has just completed two terms as CTA vice president. The new leaders of the 325,000-member CTA took office June 26. Find out more in CTA's news release. Pictured above, Montaño is flanked by Goldberg and Heins.
CCA Discussion Board

Interested in discussing campus issues with your CCA colleagues around the state? Accreditation, legislation, evaluation– let’s start the conversation! Check out  CCA's discussion board  now to get the dialogue rolling. Just sign in and go.

Supporting Campus Equity
San Joaquin Delta College faculty (from left) Marcos Contreras, Wes Swanson, Cirian Villavicencio and Ed Torres display their support for Campus Equity. You can show your support by displaying a Campus Equity poster designed by CCA member Denise Johnson. Also check out NEA's poster that asks a thought-provoking question. 
Next Up, Fall Conference

CCA's three conferences have now concluded for the 2014-15 year. We hope you will apply the training your received to strengthen your chapters. Please encourage your colleagues to attend next year, beginning with the Fall Conference Oct. 16-18 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in San Jose. Stay tuned for more information!

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