NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
FOR THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
FOR THE TERM JULY 1, 2021- JUNE 30, 2023
All dues-paying PFT members in good standing are eligible to be elected to serve on the Executive Council. Members may nominate themselves or other members of the union for positions on the Executive Council. Please make sure your nominee is a dues-paying member in good standing of the union and willing to run.
Members of the Executive Council have the overall responsibility of decision-making for the PFT. Elected members of the Council include the Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer), the Campus Chairs (two from each campus), and the Committee Chairs (Career and Technical Education Representative, Part-Timer Representatives (two Co-Representatives, and Diversity Representative). Each Council member is required to attend PFT Executive Council Meetings, which are generally on the first and third Thursday of each month in regular session (though extra or emergency meetings are sometimes called at anytime). Part-time faculty who serve on the Executive Council are eligible for up to 16 hours per month for up to 4.5 months per semester of paid service according to the non-instructional extra service salary schedule as a consultant.
Officers have a variety of duties: the President makes staffing decisions and runs the PFT office, assigns tasks to the Officers and the Grievance Officers, assigns the Negotiations Team, and conducts the Council Meetings, as well as representing the Union on Local, State, and National levels; the Vice-President assists in all of these duties; the Secretary has the responsibility of overseeing meeting minutes, file maintenance, and membership rolls; and the Treasurer has the responsibility of overseeing the financial activities of the Union.
Aside from attending Council meeting, Campus and Committee Chairs are encouraged, but not required, to hold Chapter Meetings for their campuses or represented populations; Campus and Committee Chairs often are the first contact for faculty on the campus. They frequently serve on hiring and screening committees, and occasionally handle grievances. Campus Chairs can be either part-time or full-time, but should be on campus for most of their assignment; the Career and Technical Education Representative must be a vocational faculty member, and the Part-Timer Representatives must be part-time faculty member. Also, when it is time to vote on the nominees (in the election), only Part-time faculty members will be allowed to vote for the Part-timer Representatives position and only Vocational faculty will be allowed to vote for the Vocational Chair Position.
Please be certain that your nominees wish to run for these positions, verifying their willingness with signatures. Please only nominate the Campus and Committee chairs that apply to you. Please also be certain that your nominees are PFT members in good standing and qualified for the positions. Be absolutely sure to sign this nomination form, as unsigned nomination forms will be disregarded.
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021
at the General Membership Meeting
You are cordially invited to participate in the Intergroup Dialogues Workshops this semester. The 12-hour workshop will take place on four (4) Fridays from 1:00-4:00pm on February 19 and 26 and March 5 and 12.
Intergroup Dialogues will be facilitated talks that are meant to build trust, strengthen relationships in our community, and communicate more effectively.
If you are interested or already know you wish to participate, GREAT! Please fill out the Intergroup Dialogues Interest Form linked here.
The 78th Convention of the California Federation of Teachers is hereby called to convene online on Friday, March 26, 2020, at the hour of 9 a.m. and will remain in session two days or until such time as it has given full consideration to such matters as legally may be brought before it.
— Jeffery M. Freitas, President
The biennial CFT Convention is the highest policymaking body of the Federation. The union’s vitality and democracy depend upon participation in the Convention by delegates from locals in good standing.
The constitutional provisions for CFT Conventions have been adopted to ensure CFT members are represented in the policy-making of their union. Delegates will elect the CFT President, Secretary Treasurer and 24 Vice Presidents, plus delegates to the AFT Convention 2022 and the California Labor Federation Convention 2022. Delegates will also vote on important resolutions and constitutional amendments.
Nominations are now open for elected Peralta Federation of Teachers delegates to the convention.
C F T C O N V E N T I O N C A L L
TO: All Dues-Paying Members of the Peralta Federation of Teachers
DATE: March 26-27, 2021
SUBJECT: 2021 Election of Delegates to the CFT Convention
The 78th Annual Convention of the California Federation of Teachers has been called to convene virtually from March 26-27, 2021. The Peralta Federation of Teachers can send as many as 29 delegates to this convention.
NOMINATIONS FOR DELEGATES TO THE CFT CONVENTION ARE NOW OPEN
Nominees and the person nominating them must be current dues-paying members of the PFT. If you’re not sure you are a member, contact the PFT office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make certain that whoever you nominate is willing and able to attend the convention and is a PFT dues-paying member. Self-nominations are acceptable and encouraged.
All nominations must be received to PFT no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021.
You may return nominations by US mail or email (scan your form). If you miss the deadline for nominations, you will still have the opportunity to insert your nominees as write-in candidates on the official ballot, which will be mailed to your home. *If you have recently changed your mailing address, please contact the PFT with the correct address.