Tag: Can We Talk

Members are the Highest Authority

Members elect their local leaders, run their local union, elect their negotiators, vote on the contract and elect their grievance handlers.  Without question, the strength of our union begins and ends with membership. This is especially true when it comes to bargaining.  Bargaining proposals are rooted in the information collected from members.  Whether it is a formal survey or discussions at union meetings, members give input to their leadership on bargaining priorities.  Top issues are identified and help form the basis of the union’s bargaining proposal to the employer. Another way that members participate in shaping the bargaining agenda is ... Read more