Business Session – Friday, March 26

  • This session will be held on the Virtual Convention website. Delegates, alternates and guests were sent a unique code by email and must register on the site to vote on amendments and resolutions during this session, and to receive a ballot for CFT elections.
  • Delegates, alternates and guests may join this session on the Virtual Convention site, by clicking on Program, locating the session, and clicking BROADCAST. 
  • If you have questions or need assistance, please email
  • Only delegates, alternates or guests can attend this session.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm   Marketplace and Networking Break

Take a few minutes to meet our vendors! Join a virtual table and learn about more potential benefits of union membership.

1:15 pm – 3:30 pm     BUSINESS SESSION 

Relax and be entertained before business begins. Official start at 1:30 pm.

Call to Order
President Jeffery Freitas opens the first Business Session of our 78th CFT Convention.

Confirmation of Convention Officers
Delegates will confirm the Convention Parliamentarian.

Adoption of Convention Rules
The chair of the Rules Committee, Jim Mahler, presents the rules governing Virtual Convention for delegate approval. Find the Convention Rules here.

Credentials Committee Report, 
Chair Miki Goral reports the number of delegates in attendance. Find Roll Call Number 1 here.

Nominations and Elections Committee Report
Learn about the nomination process and how and when to cast your local’s votes from committee Chair Joshua Briggs. Find Declarations of Candidacy & Election Rules here.

Secretary Treasurer Report
The union’s top fiscal officer, Luukia Smith, presents an overview of CFT finances.

Constitution Committee Report
Proposed amendments to the CFT Constitution and By-Laws to be voted upon by delegates are presented by committee chair John Perez. Find the proposed amendments here.

Resolutions Committee Report
Chair Susan Solomon presents the first round of resolutions in collaboration with the chairs of our five subcommittees. Find the proposed resolutions here. 

Convention Committee Co-Chairs Lacy Barnes and Joanne Waddell close the Business Session with news and updates.

4:30 pm –5:30 pm    Virtual Social Hour

Join your CFT colleagues for BYO hors d’oeuvres and libations… Pull up a seat at a virtual table and have a chat with delegates from local unions up and down the state.