Committee Meetings
Member-driven committees develop topic expertise

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


CFT Convention convenes online March 26-27

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.


Division Councils
Formulating policy for member constituents

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!

Upcoming Division Council meetings


Lobby Days
Make your voice heard in the State Capitol

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.