Key Documents


Key Documents

Find the documents that define how the CFT works and how your local union works with the CFT.


Constitution and Bylaws
The document that defines how CFT is governed.

Planning Calendar
Relevant CFT and AFT dates on a single sheet. Visit our online calendar to find detailed event information, maps, links and contacts.


Conducting Local Union Officer Elections
A guide for election officials from the U.S. Department of Labor geared primarily toward officials with little or no experience in running an election.

Staff Funding Assistance Packet for 2019-20
Includes the application for participation in the CFT Staff Funding Program, a helpful checklist, and regulations for program implementation. 

Staff Funding Assistance Written Plan Template for 2019-20 
Locals must also submit a written plan with their application for the CFT Staff Funding Program. 


CFT Legal Defense Fund Policy
The CFT policies about legal defense grant eligibility and application guidelines are contained in this document.

CFT Preliminary Legal Report
Local unions must complete this preliminary report before incurring legal expense in order to receive a legal defense grant.

AFT Legal Defense Grant Application
Grant Application The AFT may grant funds to local unions if they have a legal proceeding before a court, arbitrator or other administrative body that complies with AFT guidelines and policies.


Per Capita Payment

Per capita form 2018-19 for public sector locals
Local unions can use this Excel document and send with per capita payment to the AFT. 

Per capita form 2018-19 for private sector locals
Local unions can use this Excel document and send with per capita payment to the AFT. 

Audited Financial Statements

The CFT posts audited financial statements online each year and the most recent statements can be found below. The CFT statement for 2018 contains three years of audited financials.

Audited Financial Statements for 2018, 2017 and 2016

Single-Page Financial Statements
These concise visual summaries outline the union’s annual income and expenses.

Financials for fiscal year 2018
Financials for fiscal year 2017
Financials for fiscal year 2016
Financials for fiscal year 2015

Agency Fee Audits

These reports are about fair share, also called agency fee, and are helpful to financial officers of AFT local unions. There is a report from the CFT and a California report from the AFT. Each contains an agency fee audit letter and report, accompanied by a cover letter from the respective secretary treasurer.

CFT Agency Fee Report 2018 for year ending December 31, 2018
AFT Agency Fee Report 2018 for year ending April 20, 2018


Expense Reimbursement Form
Reimbursement request and guidelines for members attending committee meetings or other conferences or events on behalf of CFT.

Elected Statewide Leadership Stipend
Request and certification for leaders who are not receiving release time, load reduction, or a reasonable stipend for CFT work from their local unions.


Monthly Report: For members of the Field Representatives Union
Employee Request: For members of the Field Representatives Union
Business Card Request: For staff and officers to request business cards 
Stationery Request: For staff to request stationery items
Equipment Request: For staff and officers to request new equipment