Our fall training schedule offers numerous webinars and two in-person trainings, which are indicated by an (*). You may register to attend by clicking on the name of the training below. You may also register for trainings directly from our Calendar. Find all course descriptions in our Training section.
The Federation will now hold its convention biennially. The next CFT Convention will be held March 26-28, 2021, at the Westin St. Francis in downtown San Francisco.
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 earlier in the day may be ratified by the general membership at the State Council.
The union’s Division Councils meet regularly to share information and to formulate policy proposals. It is important to send a representative from your local union to attend these meetings so your local can be part of the decision-making. All members are welcome to attend.
Our annual Classified Conference promises learning and fun. The 2019 conference will take place October 18-20 at Hilton Los Angeles North in Glendale.
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 hosts provides numerous opportunities for you to meet with state legislators one-on-one and share your experiences from the workplace.
Division Council Lobby Days
The CFT organizes occasional lobby days for each division — PreK-12, Classified, Community College, University and Retired.
May is Labor History Month, during which schools are encouraged to use appropriate educational exercises to make pupils aware of the role the labor movement has played in shaping California and the United States.
The CFT and the California Labor Federation were co-sponsors of the legislation that created Labor History Month. In 2012, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 2269 (Swanson, D-Oakland) into law. The CFT continues to work with friends in the Legislature and the labor movement to disseminate information and instructional materials, and carry out the spirit of the law, as stated below.
California Education Code, Section 51009: The month of May is hereby deemed to be Labor History Month throughout the public schools, and school districts are encouraged to commemorate this month with appropriate educational exercises that make pupils aware of the role the labor movement has played in shaping California and the United States.