Why Should I Join?
CCA's Power in California
Thanks to CCA's advocacy, political action, and professional development program, we have:
Obtained millions of additional dollars for community colleges from the legislature
Stabilized community college funding through Proposition 98, which guarantees dollars to community colleges...in contast to the CSU and UC, which have to fight every year for their budgets
Lobbied for and won monumental increases in STRS benefits
Campaigned for and passed Proposition 1A, the highest bond amount ever for educational facilities
Protected faculty rights during the Education Code review process
Negotiated 6 of the top 10 highest earnable salaries of the 72 community college districts
By joining CCA you will be part of the largest, most influential association of educators striving to improve the working conditions of its members and the quality of public education. More than 335,000 California educators belong to CCA, CTA, and NEA. CTA is the largest public employee association in the state, while NEA is the largest public employee association in the country with over 2.9 million members.
CCA Million Dollar Liability Insurance for Members!
It is an unfortunate reality that faculty are constantly at risk of harassment charges, criminal charges, or civil lawsuits. No matter how unfounded, such a charge against a faculty member may cost thousands of dollars to defend, even if the claim is dismissed before it goes to trial. CCA/CTA/NEA members are all protected by a $1 million professional liability policy which will also reimburse legal fees for the defense of criminal investigations and charges. The financial burden of liability protection is reason enough to become a CCA member. Agency Fee/Fair Share Payers are NOT eligible for this benefit!
CCA Provides Professional Leadership
CCA influences educational policy and is a public opinion leader throughout the state. Association policy is set by the CCA Council that meets at least twice a year; Council delegates are elected by local CCA Chapters.
Fantastic CCA Conferences!
CCA offers professional development in its three conferences per year: the CCA Fall Membership, Winter Advocacy, and Spring Bargaining Conferences. These conferences provide faculty with the latest developments in the legislature, the law, changing state requirements, bargaining and grievance techniques, and the ever-popular state budget analysis. The best thing about our conferences is the chance to network with faculty from all over the state and compare notes. Agency Fee/Fair Share Payers are NOT eligible for free attendance at these conferences!
The Best Member Benefits in the Nation
Members are eligible for auto loans, entertainment discount tickets, grants and scholarships, and other goods and services at special rates. CCA members who take advantage of these special benefits programs can save more than the total amount of their dues! Below is just a sample of the member benefits available to you. (For a complete listing of CTA member benefits, go to www.cta.org and click on Member Benefits--for NEA benefits, click here.) Agency Fee/Fair Share Payers are NOT eligible for these benefits!
Services and Programs Offered FREE! to Members
NEA Dues-Tab Life Insurance as part of continuous NEA membership
CTA Death and Dismemberment Benefit Plan: death benefits up to $2,000 to your beneficiary
Participation in a financially sound credit union, established by and for CTA members
Competitive scholarships of up to $2,000 for CCA members and their dependents
Grants of $500 and no-interest loans of up to $1,000 to members in need of disaster relief due to fire, flood, earthquake or other disasters
One free magazine subscription
Services and Programs Offered to Members at Low Cost
CTA group life insurance
CTA group salary protection (disability insurance)
Insurance A+ Auto and Homeowners insurance (Cal Casualty)
Personal, real estate, auto, and no-interest strike loans
No fee, low-rate CTA Bank of America WorldPoints Rewards credit card
Specially designed 403B plans from both CTA and NEA
Special CTA Scholarship Programs
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
CTA Scholarship for Dependent Children
Cesar Chavez Memorial Education Awards Program
CTA Scholarship for Members
Agency Fee/Fair Share Payers are NOT eligible for these scholarships!
To learn more about these scholarships, log onto: www.cta.org/insideCTA/ScholarshipsWorkshops/ScholarshipsWorkshops.htm
Ready to Join??
Click here to here download the CCA Membership form, then contact your chapter President or Membership Chair to calculate your dues. Then just fill out and sign the form, and send it to your local Chapter President or Membership Chair. (Be sure to keep a copy for your own records.) That's all there is to it!
To locate your District Representative or Chapter President, go to our Interactive Map and click on your college. The contact information for your CCA local is right there!