CFT to celebrate its 100th Anniversary at Convention 2019

Dear AFT Guild Members:


The 77th Annual Convention of the California Federation of Teachers will be held at the  Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles commencing Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 10:00 AM and continuing through Sunday, March 24th, 2019 until 1:00 PM.


We will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the CFT, in addition to electing new CFT officers since current CFT President Joshua Pechthalt will be retiring.


All AFT Guild members in good standing are eligible to be nominated to serve as a delegate to the convention.  To be nominated, you will need to solicit the signatures of ten (10) other AFT Guild members in good standing.  A nominating petition is attached.  It must be completed and mailed, faxed (619-640-1154), or dropped off in person to the AFT Guild office and received no later than 4:00pm, Friday, March 1st, 2019.  (Please do not email your petition to me, it can’t be accepted like that.)


You are responsible for booking and paying for your own travel, meals, and hotel reservations.  If you are planning on attending, you might want to consider reserving your hotel room now by clicking here and completing the form and submitting it to Angelica Vargas at the CFT Sacramento office no later than February 25th.  As is usually the case, the hotel will sell out, so I advise making your reservation early.  District travel funds, subject to your site’s approval process, may be used to cover all or part of these costs.


Be sure to complete your committee choice selection no later than March 8th.  For more information regarding the CFT Convention program, please visit


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


In Unity,


Jim Mahler, President

AFT Guild, Local 1931