UPEC Membership Approve Local Leadership Structure
Posted On: Jun 29, 2017
REDDING HQ– At the June 24th General Membership meeting, members approved a proposal by Business Manager Chris Darker to expand the local leadership structure in the future.
The changes will reduce the size of the Local Executive Board back to the constitutionally required number of 7 from the current 18 positions. The Local union has been operating a larger board under a waiver from the International union for nearly twenty years. The 11 positions that are being reduced from the Board will be assigned as Regional Leaders to lead the Regional Leadership Councils.
Regional Leadership Councils will consist of several UPEC bargaining units within a specified area that will work together on common bargaining issues, political action and community involvement. UPEC Labor Relations Representatives will be assigned to each of the regions and provide advice and assistance to the Regional Leadership Councils. Regional Leaders will conduct at least 4 meetings a year in their areas with the bargaining units assigned to their region.
The Local is getting a jump on this concept immediately and hopes to hold the first Regional Council meetings by the end of August this year. Current Executive Board members will be participating as Regional Leaders along with some newly appointed members until the election in May 2018.
Labor Relations Representatives will be asking for Bargaining Unit members to participate as Bargaining unit leaders to the Regional Leadership Council.