2019 was a special year for our union – the CFT celebrated its founding 100 years ago. In this centennial year, the CFT Convention was held March 22-24 at the lovely and historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
Our annual Classified Conference promises learning and fun. The 2019 conference will take place October 18-20 at Hilton Los Angeles North in Glendale. You can attend workshops and seminars on a variety of professional issues and enjoy our Saturday evening soirée. We hope you will join us at the Classified Conference!
While the CFT legislative staff works hard to promote legislation on behalf of members, your presence in the halls of the Legislature gives a human face to the CFT and our fight for high-quality education. The CFT hosts provides numerous opportunities for you to meet with state legislators one-on-one and share your experiences from the workplace.
Division Council Lobby Days
The CFT organizes occasional lobby days for each division — PreK-12, Classified, Community College, University and Retired.