Division Councils
Formulating policy for member constituents


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.

This fall, the Division Councils will meet the same day State Council convenes on October 5. Please note that a full breakfast is served before the Division Council meetings to welcome members who will be traveling to Oakland. Council agendas are emailed to the constituent local unions. 

To assist CFT in event planning, please register your attendance if you will be attending a Division Council meeting and/or State Council.

Location: Merritt College, Oakland
Division Councils: 11 am to 4 pm
State Council: 10 am to 6 pm


Time Event Room
9 am Breakfast (full) Newton/Seal Student Lounge
10 am State Council  
11 am Division Council Rooms announced on-site
  EC/TK-12 Council  
  Council of Classified Employees  
  Community College Council  
  University Council-AFT  
  Council of Retired Members  
12 noon Lunch and Local Reports Newton/Seal Student Lounge
1 pm Division Council meetings resume  
4 pm  State Council meetings resume Newton/Seal Student Lounge

Getting There

Merritt College
12500 College Drive, Oakland, 94619
with parking and meeting place indicated.

By plane: The closest airport is Oakland International (OAK). Merritt College is situated in the Oakland hills eight miles from the airport, about a 20-minute drive by car. The BART does not connect directly to the college. 

By car: Find directions from your location on the map below. Find transportation information prepared by the college here. 

Parking: If you are driving to the college, please make sure to park in Lot C. The campus police will ticket your vehicle in any other parking lot.