Leadership

The Executive Board is the highest leadership body of our union. The primary role of our executive board is inspiring and motivating members into action-leaders who are passionate about devoting time and talent to building a leadership team within their worksite. Our executive board sets the vision and program of our union and encourages us to exercise our leadership potential.

The Board is democratically elected by our union members and meets monthly to help shape the direction and priorities of our union. Our Executive Board is made up of democratically elected leaders from across our membership. To ensure a representative governing body, there are several groups of seats:

5 officer seats, two of which are reserved from our two major industries:

  • President– Oversees union staff and leads in setting the vision and program for our union and watches vigilantly over the affairs of the Union. When members are equally divided on any question, the President shall cast the deciding vote.
  • Vice President Healthcare– Plays a role in helping to set vision and program for our union. The Vice President of Healthcare serves as a representative at union conferences and conventions.
  • Vice President Property Services– Plays a role in helping to set vision and program for our union. The Vice President of Property Services serves as a representative at union conferences and conventions.
  • Sergeant at Arms– Plays a role in helping to set vision and program for our union. Helps facilitate union meetings.
  • Secretary Treasurer– Plays a role in helping to set vision and program for our union. Keeps all membership records and application cards, and a record of all members admitted by initiation or otherwise.

Geographic seats are elected from each of the main geographies in Oregon and Southwest Washington in which our members live and work, ensuring local interests and access for all members where they work.

Industrial seats ensure that the specific concerns of members from disparate kinds of workplaces are well-represented.

Additional seats are apportioned for worksites with the largest memberships, to ensure those groups’ voice matches the size and strength of their membership.

 

Updated March 14, 2018

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