The CFT Legislative Department introduces and lobbies for passage of union-sponsored bills. As bills develop staff recommend a position, in accordance with guidelines established by the CFT Convention, to the Legislative Committee, a standing committee of the Executive Council. The department publishes regular updates and information to communicate the progress of CFT’s advocacy efforts in the state Capitol.
- Legislative Updates, posted below, communicate the progress of CFT-sponsored bills and other priority bills.
- State Budget Briefs track and analyze education expenditures in the California budget.
- Legislative Report lists positions on all bills of interest to the CFT, and is more comprehensive but published less frequently.
- Legislative Scorecard annually tracks how legislators vote on bills and issues that matter to CFT members. The California Labor Federation also publishes an annual scorecard.