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State Council makes decisions for the Federation

Between Conventions, the State Council makes decisions for the Federation. All locals may send delegates to State Council. It meets twice yearly. Policy positions discussed and voted on at meetings of the Division Councils earlier in the day may be ratified by the general membership at the State Council.

State Council also sits as the CFT Committee on Political Education, or COPE, and reviews ballot propositions and political candidates and their positions on issues. Through COPE, the CFT participates actively in the campaigns of endorsed candidates.

State Council: May 5, 2018
Location: El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90506
Campus map: Download the map
Parking: Attendees who are driving to the Division and State Councils will need to park in Parking Lot C structure on the first floor. The parking structure is located on the north side of campus off Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Campus police will not ticket cars parked in that section.
Time: 3–6 pm
Room: East Dining Room
Agendas: Download the State Council agenda and the COPE Agenda

Travel reimbursement to State Council

To assist local unions in sending one representative to the State Council, the CFT reimburses partial travel expenses based on local membership. The reimbursement is defined in the CFT Constitution & Bylaws as follows:

Number of local members Percent reimbursement
1000 or more 50 percent
600 to 999 75 percent
Fewer than 600 100 percent

Division Councils meet earlier in the day

The Division Councils meet to share information and to formulate policy proposals specific to their constituents.

Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Lunch: 12 noon to 1 pm, East Dining Room

About travel reimbursement
Find guidelines to expense reimbursement for members attending State Council on the Expense Reimbursement Request form. (pdf, 2pp)

If you have questions about State Council, please email CFT Secretary Treasurer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..