Member-driven committees examine educational issues

The standing committees of the Federation work on areas of interest to educators. If you wish to be involved in union committee work, please contact your local union leaders.

Adult & Career Technical Education Committee
Monitors issues and activities relating to adult education and makes policy recommendations to the CFT. 

Civil, Human, and Women's Rights Committee
Works to ensure the civil and human rights of members and students, regardless of color, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or political affiliation.

Early Childhood Education Committee
Identifies and monitors significant educational issues affecting preK-12 schools and educators in California.

Educational Technology Committee
Monitors the emergence of educational technology in order to formulate appropriate CFT policy and guidelines.

English Language Learners Committee
Advances the interests of faculty teaching English language learners and their students.

Ethnic Minority and Participation Leadership Committee
Develops strategies that CFT and locals can utilize to encourage and train an ethnically diverse leadership within our organizations.

Higher Education Issues Committee
Identifies and monitors significant issues affecting higher education in California.

Labor in the Schools Committee
Devises strategies that CFT locals and union members can use to make the study of the labor movement a part of the curricula of California schools and colleges.

Part-Time Faculty Committee
Advances the interests of contingent faculty in higher education, public and private.

PreK-12 Education Issues Committee
Identifies and monitors significant educational issues affecting preK-12 schools and educators in California.

Retirement Policy Committee
Monitors the activities of both the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Safe and Supportive Schools Committee
Monitors issues relating to school safety at the State Board of Education, the California Department of Education, and other state education agencies.

Special Education Committee
Keeps the Federation and its members informed regarding special education trends and programs that affect school employees and students.

About expense reimbursement

Find guidelines to expense reimbursement for members attending CFT events or other conferences or events on behalf of CFT. Includes guidelines for State Council reimbursement and the Expense Reimbursement Request form. (pdf, 2pp)