Three small local affiliates of the California Teachers Association voted to remove CTA as their exclusive bargaining representative and continue life as independent associations.
Teachers in the Corning Union High School District, Millville Elementary School District, and Springville Union Elementary School District petitioned the state labor relations board to hold a representation election and in each case achieved a majority vote. The three locals total about 80-100 members.
“For those of us that supported this change, it came down to saving a substantial amount of money in dues, securing higher levels of service for our members, and regaining control of our association and our agenda,” said Lance Alldrin, president of the newly created Corning Independent Teachers Association.
The locals were assisted by the law firm of Goyette and Associates, who will also represent their legal interests moving forward.
“We expect another round of decertification petitions to be filed next year,” said attorney Rafael Ruano.