Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why join the Taft Union High School Teachers Association?

The TUHSTA fights for your rights as a teacher. Together we form a stronger group that remains a powerful force when advocating for what is best for the students we love in the Taft Union High School District.

Additionally, you will enjoy such benefits as legal representation, liability insurance, optional disability insurance at great rates, discounts on travel and shopping, and more. You can see more by watching the video below.

You can find out more by visiting the benefits website at http://www.ctamemberbenefits.org/.

2. Where does my money go?

As of 2021-2022 school year your yearly union dues are $1030 taken out of ten pay checks at $103 a month. Of that $1030, $753 goes to the CTA, $202 goes to the NEA, and $75 goes to the TUHSTA.

3. How do I join?

You can fill out a membership form and then turn it into Eric Newton's mailbox or come see Wes Morris and he can sign you up right away.

4. What do I do if my supervisor wants to talk to me?

First, why does your supervisor want to talk to you? If you don't know why, then please ask. They might want to see how your day is going, want your opinion on a new curricular idea in your classroom, or talk about the big game last weekend. If the interaction is not regarding discipline or adverse consequences, we encourage you to form a professional relationship with your supervisor.

If your supervisor wants to talk to you about a disciplinary or adverse consequence for you or another colleague, we urge you to contact your union representation immediately and have them present during the meeting. This is your right, exercise it!