Report and Scorecard


Legislative Report and Scorecards

The CFT Legislative Department analyzes hundreds of education and labor-related bills introduced in the state Legislature and the impact they will have on education, from early childhood to university. In addition, the CFT takes positions on social, economic, and cultural issues that underly the mission of the Federation. 

  • The Legislative Report lists union positions on dozens of bills in a current legislative session. 
  • Our Legislative Scorecard tracks how state legislators vote on bills during each legislative session.

Legislative Report
September 10, 2021

CFT Legislative Report

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 positions found in the report are defined below. 


CFT agrees with the policy provisions, and will work to support the bill in the legislative process.


CFT does not support the bill, and will work to defeat the bill in the legislative process.


May mean that the bill has both good and bad points, or that CFT prefers to wait for future amendments or a later time to take a position.

Oppose Unless Amended (OUA)

 CFT does not support the bill, but would remove opposition if key amendments are made. If these amendments are made, CFT’s position will then be modified to a “support” or “watch” position.

Support If Amended (SIA)

 CFT will support a bill if specific amendments are made to the bill’s provisions.


Legislative Scorecards
How do legislators vote on bills that matter to union members?

In each legislative session, the CFT and the California Labor Federation (the statewide AFL-CIO) tally how legislators vote on bills of import to union members. In these reports, you will find a description of key bills lobbied for and against, and a scorecard for all Senate and Assemblymembers on each bill. Are your elected officials voting union?

CFT Legislative Scorecard 2020
CFT Legislative Scorecard 2019
Some legislators are such strong advocates on issues of import to CFT members that they earn a “perfect” voting record from the CFT.

California Labor Federation Legislative Scorecard 2020
California Labor Federation Legislative Scorecard 2019
Similarly, legislators may earn a 100 percent voting record from the California Labor Federation, whose scorecard provides an overview of labor-related legislation affecting more than 1,200 affiliated locals representing 2.1 million union members. Learn more here.