Events

Overview

Calendar
Keeping our union community on track

Calaendar

Welcome to our full-featured online calendar with up-to-date event information! Find union events and key dates in a list view or a month view. You can also sort the color-coded events to view only trainings and special dates. It’s one-stop shopping!

Overview

Union Summer School
Study topics in-depth during our week-long summer training

Union Summer School

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.

Overview

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

    • August 12, 2022 – Location TBD
    • October 7, 2022 – Location TBD
    • March 17, 2023 – CFT Convention, San Francisco
    • May 13, 2023 – Location TBD
    • August 11, 2023 – Location TBD
    • October 13, 2023 – Location TBD
    • March 15-16, 2024 – State Council Summit, Location TBD
    • May 17, 2024 – Location TBD
    • August 9, 2024 – Location TBD
    • October 4, 2024 – Location TBD
    • March 21, 2025 – CFT Convention, Location TBD
    • May 2, 2025 – Location TBD
    Overview

    Executive Council
    Officers of the CFT meet

    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

    • September 10, 2022 – Burbank
    • November 4, 2022 – Online
    • January 14, 2023 – Location TBD
    • April 29, 2023 – Location TBD
    • June 9-10, 2023 – Location TBD
    • September 9, 2023 – Location TBD
    • November 4, 2023 – Location TBD
    • January 20, 2024 – Location TBD    
    • April 26, 2024 – Location TBD
    • June 7-8, 2024 – Location TBD
    • September 14, 2024 – Location TBD
    • November 2, 2024 – Location TBD
    • January 18, 2025 – Location TBD
    • April 26, 2025 – Location TBD
    • June 13-14, 2025 – Location TBD
    Overview

    State Council
    Making decisions for the CFT between Conventions

    Between Conventions, the State Council makes decisions for the Federation. All locals may send a delegate to State Council. It meets twice yearly. 

    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.

    Upcoming State Councils

    • October 8, 2022 – Location TBD
    • October 14, 2023 – Location TBD
    • March 15-16, 2024 – State Council Summit, Location TBD
    • October 5, 2024 – Location TBD
    Overview

    Committees
    Member-driven committees develop topic expertise

    Committees

    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

    • October 8, 2022 – Location TBD
    • December 3, 2022 – Online
    • January 21, 2023 – Location TBD
    • October 14, 2023 – Location TBD
    • December 2, 2023 – Location TBD
    • February 3, 2024 – Location TBD
    • May 18, 2024 – Location TBD
    • October 5, 2024 – Location TBD
    • December 7, 2024 – Location TBD
    • February 1, 2025 – Location TBD
    Overview

    Classified Conference
    Annual networking and learning opportunity for support staff and classified professionals

    Classified Conference

    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 and your workplace.

    Overview

    Convention
    CFT's highest policymaking body, now biennial

    Convention

    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.