“I never realized how important our CBA was until I taught in a non-union school in the states: 45 kids in a class, crazy workloads and no respect at work. Thank God for GFT and our CBA.” – DOE Teacher GFT Member. Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) are so important for workers because it protects them and ensures fair and proper treatment with regards to working conditions and pay. Everyone deserves a voice at their workplace. Joining a labor union will help workers achieve a sense of protection, security, and pride in their jobs. Watch this really great video on the positive outcomes of joining a union