The Federation takes positions on legislative bills about educational issues, as well as social, economic and cultural issues that underlie the union’s mission and guiding philosophy for legislation. The CFT Legislative Department prepares and regularly updates the Legislative Report, which contains the status of CFT-sponsored bills and CFT positions on all bills of interest to the Federation.
CFT Legislative Report This comprehensive document contains a listing of CFT positions on bills in the current legislative session. It also tracks the progress and status of CFT-sponsored bills in the Legislature. The positions taken in the Legislative Report are listed and described below. (pdf, 10pp)
Legislative Updates from the Legislative Department keep members abreast of developments with CFT-sponsored bills and the hundreds of education and labor-related bills introduced in the Legislature and the impact they will have on education.
Legislator scorecards track vote
And how do legislators vote on bills that matter to union members? Each legislative session, the CFT and the California Labor Federation, the statewide AFL-CIO, tally how legislators voted on bills of import to union members. You can download recent scorecards to learn how your elected officials are voting.
CFT Legislative Scorecard Some legislators are such strong advocates on CFT issues that they earn a “perfect” voting record from the CFT. (pdf, 7pp)
California Labor Federation Legislative Scorecard Similarly, legislators may earn a 100 percent labor voting record from the California Labor Federation. Labor’s legislative scorecard provides a statewide overview on all labor legislation. (pdf, 16pp)
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