Approve The AFL-CIO Partnership: Democratic And Independent

afl-cio_logo.jpgBy joining the AFL-CIO Labor Solidarity Partnership, the CEA will partner with the strongest labor organization in the country, yet remain an independent organization when it comes to governance and representation. Both the Solidarity Partnership and the AFL-CIO Constitution guarantee our autonomy; no one from the AFL-CIO can interfere in our internal governance. 

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The officers and leadership of your Association will continue to maintain democratic elections, set policies and procedures and negotiate our contracts. As the 4,200 member strong CEA, we will endorse our own candidates for public office and take positions on education policy initiatives at the state and local level. 

The officers and leadership of your Association wholeheartedly recommend voting to join the AFL-CIO Labor Solidarity Partnership Agreement.