Declassified: California Teachers Association Strategy Documents

Here are a few internal California Teachers Association documents that outline the union’s plans for the near future. I’ve put direct links here and on the EIA Declassified page. All are posted as Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) files.

*     California Teachers Association Strategic Plan. This 28-page booklet lists all of CTA’s goals between now and 2018, ranging from the small (“Send list of organizations with which CTA has a relationship, including contact names and financial contributions, to local leadership”) to the large (“Educate, organize and get support from members and local leaders to organize unrepresented education workers in California”).

*     California Teachers Association External Messaging Tactics. PowerPoint presentation on how the union crafts its message to the outside world. “How to choose the right bad guy” and why you don’t hear union reps say, “We work hard, we deserve a raise, and we’re not going to put up with class size increases.”

*     California Teachers Association’s plans for changes to agency fee laws. Titled “Not if, but when,” this presentation details the union’s contingency plan in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns agency fee laws.

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