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President: John Glover
Vice President: Matthew Lee
Secretary: Nicole Elder
Treasurer: Eric Hopkins
Chief Shop Steward: Tom Perry
 

Below are the positions we will be voting on with descriptions following.
 
PRESIDENT
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Local
  • Calls and presides over all meetings of the Local
  • Calls and presides overall meetings of the Local's Executive Board
  • Appoints all committees of the Local, subject to approval of the Executive Board if Executive Board approval is required by Local Constitution and By-Laws
  • At his/her discretion, is a member of all committees of the Local
  • Supervises and assists other Local officers and stewards in the performance oft heir duties
  • Assigns duties to other officers, stewards, or members as necessary to carry out the work off the Local
  • Has the responsibility and authority to act for and commit the Local, in the best interest of the Local, in matters requiring immediate attention
  • He/she, or his/her designee, is the sole spokesperson for the Local
  • Has the responsibility to be aware of all matters involving the Local
 
VICE PRESIDENT
  • Assumes the duties and responsibilities oft he President in the absence off he President
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the President
  • Is a member of the Local Executive Board
 
SECRETARY
  • Keeps a true and accurate record of all Local business, including all meetings of the Local Executive Board and regular and special membership meetings
  • Posts notices of all regular and special membership meetings
  • Notifies Executive Board members of meetings of the Executive Board
  • Is the custodian of all non-financial records of the Local
  • Handles all correspondence of the Local, unless the President directs correspondence to be otherwise handled
  • Presents the minutes of the prior meeting at all regular and special membership meetings and at all meetings of the Local Executive Board
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the President
  • Is a member of the Local Executive Board
 
TREASURER
  • Is responsible for all financial matters of the Local
  • Is the custodians of all financial records of the Local
  • Presents a financial report at all regular and special membership meetings and at all meetings of the Local Executive Board
  • Is a member of the Local Executive Board
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the President
 
The fith position on the executive board, "Head Shop Steward" will be appointed by the executive board after the elections. A stewards responsibility is one of the most important positions within our union. This person(s) responsibilities include
 
Educator/Communicator Role:
  • Explain to members what the union is (and what it is not)
  • Answer questions about internal union policies and procedures
  • Talk to members about what the union is working on. Know how you want them to become involved
  • Listen to what members are saying (about negotiations, union programs, etc)
  • Educate members about COPE and sign them up
  • Talk to the union representative and officers about what's going on in the workplace
  • Inform and update members on issues and problems
Grievance Handler Role:
  • Enforce the contract
  • Answer members' questions about the contract, management's work rules, etc.
  • Defend members' rights and protect good working conditions
  • Refer members to other sources for help when problem is not a grievance
  • Keep good records (yours and the ones in the union office)
  • Make recommendations on new language and contract changes for bargaining

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