State Council
In conjunction with Division Councils, Committees

Event Administrative Services
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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 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.

Tentative Two-Day Schedule

Friday, Oct 7 3-6 pm Division Councils
Saturday, Oct 8 9 am–12 pm Committees
  12 pm–1 pm Lunch
  1–4 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. 

Travel Reimbursement

The following information is for in-person State Council meetings.

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 members in local

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