State Council
In-person with Leadership Conference and Division Councils

Event Administrative Services

The State Council will meet the morning after the Leadership Conference at the Hyatt Regency located on San Francisco’s Embarcadero.

Between Conventions, the State Council makes decisions for the Federation. All locals may send delegates to State Council. Policy positions discussed and voted on at meetings of the Division Councils the night before may be ratified by the general membership at the State Council.

State Council also sits as the 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.

Three-Day Event Schedule

Day Time Event
Thurs & Fri, Mar 17-18 11:30 am – 2:45 pm Leadership Conference
Fri, Mar 18 3 pm – 6 pm Division Councils
Sat, Mar 19 9 am – 3 pm State Council

About Voting and Registration

Each local union has one vote at the State Council, per the CFT Constitution, Article V, Section 3. The local delegate may or may not be the local president. Guests are also welcome to attend.

Please register all of the individuals from your local who will be attending State Council. When you register, you will be asked if you are a local union delegate, local union guest, CFT Executive Council member, a CFT staff member, or local staff member. 

Registration is now open. State Council will be held in conjunction with the Leadership Conference and Division Councils. There is a single registration form for all three events. Please register your attendance for any or all of the events below. (You may reserve hotel rooms through the Leadership Conference event page.)

State Council Travel Reimbursement

To assist local unions in sending one representative to the State Council, the CFT reimburses travel expenses based on local membership. The reimbursement is defined in the CFT Constitution & Bylaws (Section 8, Travel Reimbursement for State Council) as follows:

Number of local members

Percent reimbursement

1000 or more

50 percent

600 to 999

75 percent

Fewer than 600

100 percent

Reimbursement Guidelines

  • A local shall be in good standing to receive the reimbursement. 
  • The CFT will reimburse only one delegate per local. 
  • Transportation costs include airfare, parking, and mileage to and from the airport. Where airfare is available, mileage is to be no more than airfare. CFT reimburses for mileage at the current IRS rate. 
  • Meals are not reimbursed. 
  • All receipts necessary for reimbursement must be included and sent to the Burbank office. The signature of the local president is required.
  • To obtain reimbursement for travel expenses to State Council, locals may complete and submit the form below.
  • Expense Reimbursement Request