During the pandemic, our training schedule offers exclusively webinars. You may register to attend a training by clicking on the name of the training below. You may also register for trainings directly from our Calendar. Find course descriptions in our Training section, or by clicking on the links below.
The standing committees of the CFT meet regularly to examine issues of importance to educators and unions, ranging from special education to labor education. The committees also put forth policy proposals for the CFT in their areas of expertise. Learn more about our union committees and the members who serve on them.
Upcoming committee meetings
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and public health guidelines, we will be holding CFT Convention 2021 online March 26-27. Some events will be held in the days preceding the Convention.
The Convention is the Federation’s highest governance body, where delegates shape union policy and positions on issues affecting all members. The now biennial Convention is open to all CFT members, but only elected delegates can vote.
The Convention also elects officers of the CFT including the President, Secretary Treasurer and 24 Vice Presidents, plus delegates to the AFT Convention and the California Labor Federation Convention. The CFT division councils meet and constituent local unions will elect officers of each division.
The union’s Division Councils represent the educational divisions of the CFT and retired members. The councils meet regularly to share information and to formulate policy proposals for constituent members. Get to know your division of the CFT and join in the discussion!
- EC/TK-12 Council
- Council of Classified Employees
- Community College Council
- University Council-AFT
- Council of Retired Members
Upcoming Division Council meetings
If the pandemic subsides and we can meet safely in person again, please join us at the Luxor Las Vegas in 2021. You can expect a full program with inspiring guest speakers, workshops, and plenaries. Our Classified Conference will be held on October 15-17, 2021.
While the CFT legislative staff works hard to promote legislation on behalf of members, your presence in the halls of the Legislature gives a human face to the CFT and our fight for high-quality education. The CFT provides numerous opportunities for you to meet with state legislators one-on-one and share your experiences from the workplace.