State Council
In conjunction with Building Power Conference and Division Councils

Event

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.

Location: To be determined
Division Councils: 10 am to 3 pm
State Council: 3 pm to 6 pm

Tentative Schedule                

Time Event Room
9 am Breakfast (full) Rooms TBD
10 am Division Councils  
  EC/TK-12 Council  
  Council of Classified Employees  
  Community College Council  
  University Council-AFT  
  Council of Retired Members  
12 noon Lunch  
1 pm Division Councils resume  
3 pm State Council  

Travel Reimbursement

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

To obtain reimbursement for travel expenses to State Council, locals may complete and submit this Expense Reimbursement Request form.

Questions?

For more information about State Council or Division Councils, email Leticia Castro or phone our Sacramento office at 916-446-2788.