The Executive Council, comprising the union’s elected officers, makes decisions for the Federation between State Council meetings, including endorsements for the Committee on Political Education, or COPE.
Upcoming Executive Council meetings
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
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
Our Leadership Conference brings union leaders together and provides an opportunity to get important updates that will keep your knowledge current and sharpen your skills as union leaders.
- March 17-18, 2022 – Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Join us at this CFT conference that will bring together part-time faculty in the community colleges, lecturers at the University of California, and part-time faculty at private universities to focus on part-time issues and advocacy.
- May 1-2, 2022 – Sacramento (new date and location)
CFT Union Summer School will be back in 2022! This intensive training equips local leaders with the powerful skills to organize successful campaigns to build high-quality public education, involve members in union activities, increase the political voice of educators and establish excellent representational and collective bargaining programs.
- June 27-July 1, 2022 (tentative) — Pomona
Annual networking and learning opportunity for support staff and classified professionals
At our annual Classified Conference, you can look expect to find an exciting line-up of events with plenary sessions, meal events, workshops, and social events. The conference is a great opportunity to get know your colleagues around the state, share best practices, and get the knowledge you need to strengthen your union.
The Convention is the Federation’s highest governance body, where delegates shape union policy and positions on issues affecting all members. The biennial Convention is open to all CFT members, but only elected delegates can vote.
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.