Take Action

May 30th from 4:30pm to 6pm - ForestvilleTeachers are holding a rally in front of their school at 6321 Highway 116, Forestville, CA 95436.  This is the last school board meet of the year.  They are asking that teachers from all around the county join them and meet in front of Carr’s Restaurant.  Please wear red.  Please invite all your chapter members to participate and bring family and friends!  Again, Forestville is 33% below the statewide average pay and is the first CTA chapter in Sonoma county to be at factfinding and to unanimously authorize a strike if necessary.  Every educator in the county has a stake in their success regardless of whether you have settled this year or not.  This is especially true of educators in West Sonoma County.  So, please join us!    

As you may know we've been supporting Healdsburg teacher Greg Costa who was put on administrative leave. This was done straight out without speaker to Mr. Costa first which is a direct violation of Labor Law. Mr. Costa is a 30 year veteran and well loved teacher. His students held a walkout demanding he be returned to their classroom. We've started a letter writing campaign and we need your help. 

Please click on take action and get involved. Students can't be the priority if this is way teachers are treated. 

Disability Action Coalition and California Alliance for Retired Americans are coming together to lobby our legislators. Please join if you can. 

Recently introduced legislation would provide needed protections for health care and social services workers from violence on the job. Tell Congress to support an OSHA workplace violence standard.

Another Request to Wear Red. This time for our government workers. 

Brothers & Sisters Standing Together

In May of 2018, the administration announced three executive orders that chip away at due process and collective bargaining rights for federal employees and impede employee representation at the job site. Within three business days of issuance of the orders, AFGE filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

We won that suit, but the fight isn't over. The administration is appealing the judge's decision, and is actively working to put the union-busting, democracy-busting executive orders back in place.

On April 4, 2019 we're headed back to court to fight the appeal. We need you and your coworkers to show management and the administration that our union isn't going anywhere. Make sure to wear red this Thursday April 4th!

(See photos of #RedforFeds from Around the Country)

When management and the administration see worksites full of government workers wearing red, it will be a powerful display of our strength, solidarity, and willingness to fight the administration's outrageous attempts to bust our union and break our democracy.

It is up to us to keep working for what is right - and to do that, our union has to be all in. That's why we're wearing Red for Feds on Thursday April 4th, and sharing pictures of our red on social media with the hashtag #RedForFeds.

Please make sure that you are not on government time or government property when you take or share your photos. If your employment requires a specific uniform or dress policy, be mindful of compliance. The wearing of red is not for, or against, any candidate or party, and is not a violation of the Hatch Act.

By joining together and raising our voices as a union family, we know we can do great things. Thank you for all that you do.

In solidarity, 
AFGE