Key Documents

Find the documents that define how CFT works and how your local union works with CFT.


Constitution and Bylaws The document that defines how CFT is governed. (pdf, 13pp)


Planning Calendar Relevant CFT, AFT, and other dates on a single sheet. (pdf) Visit our interactive calendar with maps and more detailed event information.

Officer elections

Conducting Local Union Officer Elections A guide for election officials from the U.S. Department of Labor geared primarily toward officials with little or no experience in running an election. (pdf, 93pp)

Staff Funding Program

Staff Funding Assistance 2018-19 Includes the application for participation, a helpful checklist and regulations for implementation of the CFT Staff Funding program. (pdf, 11pp) Locals must also submit written plan.

Legal defense funds

CFT Preliminary Legal Report  Local unions must complete this preliminary report before incurring legal expense in order to receive a legal defense grant. (pdf, 1p)

AFT Legal Defense Grant Application The AFT may grant funds to local unions if they have a legal proceeding before a court, arbitrator or other administrative body that complies with AFT guidelines and policies. (pdf, 6pp)

CFT Legal Defense Fund Policy  The CFT policies about legal defense grant eligibility and application guidelines are contained in this document. (pdf, 3pp)

Leadership stipend 

Elected Statewide Leadership Stipend  Request and certification for leaders who are not receiving release time, load reduction, or a reasonable stipend for CFT work from their local unions. (pdf, 2pp)

Per Capita Payment 2018-19

Per capita form (Public Sector) Local unions can use this Excel document and send with per capita payment to the AFT. (Excel)

Per capita form (Private Sector) Local unions can use this Excel document and send with per capita payment to the AFT. (Excel)

Expense reimbursement

To find guidelines about expense reimbursement for members attending the committee meetings or other conferences or events on behalf of CFT, download the Expense Reimbursement Request form. (pdf, 2pp)


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