State Council
Making decisions for the CFT between Conventions


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.

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.

Location: Coming soon
Map: Coming soon
Time: 3 pm–6 pm
Room: To be assigned
Agenda: Coming soon

Travel reimbursement to State Council

To assist local unions in sending one representative to the State Council, the CFT reimburses partial travel expenses based on local membership. The reimbursement is defined in the CFT Constitution & Bylaws as follows:

Number of local members

Percent reimbursement

1000 or more

50 percent

600 to 999

75 percent

Fewer than 600

100 percent

Division Councils meet earlier in the day

The Division Councils meet to share information and to formulate policy proposals specific to their constituents.

Breakfast (full): 9 am to 10 am 
Division Councils: 10 am to 3 pm
Lunch: 12 noon to 1 pm