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NFT Executive Board Members:

Co-Presidents: Mariah Fisher and Liz Nelson

High School Vice President: Tim Blok

Middle School Vice President:  Grace Cosentino

Elementary School Vice President:  Irma Manion

Executive Board Secretary: Kim Laabs

Treasurer: Cas Adler-Ivanbrook,

VP Special Education:  Lindley Perez Ross

Secretary Site Reps:  Irma Manion

Executive Director:  Julie DeRuvo


2021-24 NUSD/NFT Collective Bargaining Agreement


The 2021-2024 Novato Unified School District and Novato Federation of Teachers Local 1986 Collective Bargaining Agreement is available here. Click here for certificated salary schedules.

Photo of AFT President Randi Weingarten addressing TEACH 2023

The AFT has always been a solutions-driven union, and our new campaign, launched during TEACH on July 21, proves it once again with a fresh, practical approach to strengthening public education. As AFT President Randi Weingarten pointed out during her keynote speech, the $5 million, yearlong campaign, “Real Solutions for Kids and Communities,” stands up against attacks on public schools and offers real-world solutions to build up, rather than break down, our communities.


What unions do


In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest New York Times  column, she describes what it is exactly that unions do. Though unions are the most popular they have been in decades, anti-union sentiment still thrives in red states and across the nation. “Several years ago, The Atlantic ran a story whose headline made even me, a labor leader, scratch my head: ‘Union Membership: Very Sexy,’” Weingarten writes in the column. “The gist was that higher wages, health benefits and job security—all associated with union membership—boost one’s chances of getting married. Belonging to a union doesn’t actually guarantee happily ever after, but it does help working people have a better life in the here and now.” Click through to read the full column.