Making decisions for the CFT between Conventions
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.
To assist CFT in event planning, please register your attendance for State Council and/or the Division Council meetings.
Location: Merritt College, Oakland
Division Councils: 11 am to 4 pm
State Council: 10 am to 6 pm
|9 am||Breakfast (full)||Newton/Seal Student Lounge|
|10 am||State Council|
|11 am||Division Council||Rooms announced on-site|
|Council of Classified Employees|
|Community College Council|
|Council of Retired Members|
|12 noon||Lunch and Local Reports||Newton/Seal Student Lounge|
|1 pm||Division Council resumes|
|4 pm||State Council resumes||Newton/Seal Student Lounge|
12500 College Drive, Oakland, 94619
with parking and meeting place indicated.
By plane: The closest airport is Oakland International (OAK). Merritt College is 8 miles from the airport, about a 20 minute drive. The BART does not connect directly to the college.
By car: The college is situated in the Oakland hills. Find directions from your location on the map below. Find transportation information prepared by the college here.
Parking: If you are driving to the college, please make sure to park in Lot C. The campus police will ticket your vehicle in any other parking lot.
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
1000 or more
600 to 999
Fewer than 600
To obtain reimbursement for travel expenses to State Council, locals may complete and submit this Expense Reimbursement Request form.
For more information about State Council or Division Councils, email Leticia Castro or phone our Sacramento office at 916-446-2788.