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Convention 2018 convenes in Orange County

The CFT Convention will be held March 23-25 at the Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa.

The Convention is open to all CFT members, but only elected delegates can vote. It is the Federation’s highest governance body, where delegates shape union policy and positions on issues affecting all members. The Convention will elect delegates to the AFT Convention and the California Labor Federation Convention.

General Sessions are packed with speakers, panel discussions, inspiring awards, and debate on union policy. The CFT Division Councils meet on Friday night and there are workshops on a wide range of topics. But the Convention isn’t all work; there’s time for fun as well, with receptions and get-togethers being held throughout the three-day event.

Key Planning information

Rules for Delegate Election: How to elect delegates in your local

Guidelines for Writing Effective Resolutions: Quick tips for writing successful resolutions

Deadline to submit constitutional amendments: January 26, 2018

Deadline to submit resolutions: February 9, 2018

Over our shoulder

Convention 2017 Program: See what happens at CFT Convention by checking out last year’s schedule of events and workshops. (pdf, 14pp)

Convention Call: Step-by-step preparations for Convention 2017 including legal requirements for delegate election and seating, committee service, and much more. (pdf, 6pp)


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