We are the Greater Santa Cruz Federation of Teachers, Local 2030, CFT, AFT, AFL-CIO. We proudly represent the Teachers, Counselors, Nurses, and Psychologists of Santa Cruz City Schools. Public Education is the cornerstone of our American Democracy; we are committed to educating the children of our community. Contact us at: 501 Mission St. Suite 11, Santa Cruz, CA. 95060 831 419 9054 email to: ccarlson@gmail.com  

Wish sadness and gratefulness for all her service to GSCFT and Santa Cruz City Schools; we remember our past President, Patty Cox. Patty was a math teacher at Harbor High, a GSCFT Treasurer and President, before she became the first research director for CFT. Patty passed away from ALS. (Patty's photo at the bottom of this page.

Our next Site Reps meeting is Monday, May 7th at DL. Check our Events page for more events.

The Greater Santa Cruz Federation of Teachers represents our members in employment issues, we advocate for public education and we are involved in our community.

Here we are at the Santa Cruz Pride Parade to say that "All Children and Families are Welcome and Safe in Our Schools!"

 GSCFT at the Martin Luther King March in Santa Cruz; thanks to Lisa Storer and Lizann Keyes for organizing this.                                                            Photo: Veronica Zahela

GSCFT at the Martin Luther King March in Santa Cruz; thanks to Lisa Storer and Lizann Keyes for organizing this.                                                            Photo: Veronica Zahela

How We Work:

Each of our school sites votes on one or more site representatives. Site representatives meet monthly. The Site Representatives' Council is the highest decision making body for our union. We have five elected officers: a President, an Elementary Vice President, Secondary Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. We are a local affiliate of the California Federation of Teachers, and American Federation of Teachers.

Get Involved

Please talk to your site representative and/or contact us to get more involved. This is OUR Union.  Email: President, Casey Carlson: ccarlson@gscftunion.org

 GSCFT gathers at B40 Small Schools to interview 5 wonderful school board candidates. Thanks all for participating in this very thoughtful process. Veronica, Madeline, Serena, Larissa, Michelle, Dora, Linda, Helayne, Kathy, Julie, Matt, Lizann, Therese, Martha,  Jasmin, and especially our former GSCFT President, George Martinez (in center). We were also joined by our SCCCE Classified.

GSCFT gathers at B40 Small Schools to interview 5 wonderful school board candidates. Thanks all for participating in this very thoughtful process. Veronica, Madeline, Serena, Larissa, Michelle, Dora, Linda, Helayne, Kathy, Julie, Matt, Lizann, Therese, Martha,  Jasmin, and especially our former GSCFT President, George Martinez (in center). We were also joined by our SCCCE Classified.

 Patty Cox, Our former President, Treasurer, and CFT Researcher, passed away from ALS, April 20th.   

Patty Cox, Our former President, Treasurer, and CFT Researcher, passed away from ALS, April 20th.