Governance Structure

Leadership Assembly
To make sure our leadership reflects the diversity of our membership, the Leadership Assembly is the highest policy-making body in the local. Starting in 2019, the Leadership Assembly will meet at least once a year to make decisions about our union. The Leadership Assembly includes the President, Secretary-Treasurer, two Executive Vice Presidents, five Vice Presidents, members of the Executive Board, and delegates elected by region.

Leadership Assembly Delegates are elected from 13 regions, one delegate for every 50 represented workers within each region.

In 2019, approximately 600 Leadership Assembly Delegates will be elected for two-year terms. Beginning in 2021, delegates will be elected for three-year terms at the same time officers are elected.

Executive Board
Guided by the policies set by the Leadership Assembly, the Executive Board is the governing board of the local.

To ensure proportional representation for all members, the Executive Board includes nine officers and 31 rank-and-file members to be elected in October 2018:
President (full time, elected at large)
Secretary Treasurer (full time, elected at large)
Two Executive Vice Presidents (full time, elected at large)
Five Vice Presidents (rank-and-file, elected at large)
Thirty-one members (rank-and-file, elected by region)

Based on the principle of one Executive Board Member for every 1,000 represented workers in each region, 31 members will be elected to three-year terms from the 13 regions in 2018.

The Executive Board develops and approves the annual budget, supervises the handling of all funds and votes on all financial commitments of over $100,000. Executive Board members also get the word out about opportunities for members to become stewards and activists, to join committees and to form chapters, as well as to become delegates to the Leadership Assembly.

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee coordinates and implements the policies and decisions of the Leadership Assembly and the Executive Board, reporting regularly to the Executive Committee.

Members of the committee meet monthly and include:
President (full time, elected at large)
Secretary Treasurer (full time, elected at large)
Two Executive Vice Presidents (full time, elected at large)
Five Vice Presidents (rank-and-file, elected at large)

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