State Council – ONLINE
Zoom Videoconference

Event Administrative Services

Update: The State Council originally scheduled for March 21 has been rescheduled as a Zoom videoconference on Saturday, May 2, in accordance with  state and local guidelines regarding Covid-19. Watch this space for call-in information.

Our May State Council will bring members together in advance of our work to help transform the political landscape in November 2020. 

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.

KEY INFORMATION

Tentative Schedule

Date Time Event
Friday, May 1 3 pm Division Councils
    EC/TK-12 Council
    Council of Classified Employees
    Community College Council
    University Council-AFT
    Council of Retired Members
Saturday, May 2 9 am Committees
  1 pm State Council

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. 
  • To obtain reimbursement for travel expenses to State Council, locals may complete and submit this Expense Reimbursement Request form. All receipts necessary for reimbursement must be included and sent to the Burbank office. The signature of the local president is required.