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Elections

Election timelines:
Nominations Open: December 11, 2023
Nominations Close: January 26, 2024
Voting Begins: February 27, 2024
Voting Closes: April 2, 2024
April 2024: Results Posted
May 2024: New Officers are sworn in

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Positions up for election.

President

  1. Preside over general membership meetings. 
  2. Maintain and regularly distribute a calendar of meetings and events, and a list of Executive Committee members to the Executive Committee. 
  3. Serve as a voting member of and preside over all meetings of the Executive Committee. 
  4. Appoint members to University of Oregon and Local 085 committees, with approval of the Executive Committee, except the President shall not appoint Stewards or Bargaining Committee members. 
  5. Attend District meetings and report back to the Executive Committee. 
  6. Attend all committee meetings as assigned unless excused by the committee chair of said committee. 
  7. Ensure all timelines outlined in the Bylaws and Local strategic plan are met. 
  8. Serve as an automatic bargaining delegate for the University of Oregon. 

Vice President

  1. In the absence of or upon request of the President, perform the duties of the President. 
  2. Replace the President for the unexpired term in the event of the death, incapacity, resignation, or removal of the President. 
  3. Assist the President in all their duties, including building relationships with other unions and community groups. 
  4. Be responsible for the oversight of all Union bulletin boards on campus. 
  5. Sit on the SEIU Local 503, OPEU Higher Ed Council, and report back to the Executive Committee and Lead Bargaining Delegate. 
  6. Work closely with the Lead ContactCAT and activists on campus, and attend all ContactContract Action Team meetings. 
  7. Be responsible for logistics of all campus actions planned by the ContactContract Action Team and/or Lead ContactCAT. 
  8. Be responsible for conducting periodic informational meetings in individual departments or buildings. 
  9. Serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee. 

Secretary

  1. Record minutes for all meetings of the Local and Executive Committee. 
  2. Distribute minutes to the Executive Committee at least three (3) days prior to the next meeting. 
  3. Be responsible for all correspondence and for scheduling meeting sites and for catering at meetings as needed. 
  4. Serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee. 
  5. Attend all committee meetings as assigned unless excused by the committee chair of said committee. 

Treasurer

  1. Maintain the financial records of the Local. 
  2. Be responsible for all requests and disbursement of funds on behalf of the Local, including the Local Strike Hardship Fund. 
  3. Maintain up-to-date budgets and prepare and distribute written quarterly reports to the Executive Committee, and report to the membership quarterly. 

Lead Steward

  1. Preside over all meetings of the Grievance Committee. 
  2. Be responsible for the local enforcement of the collective bargaining agreement. 
  3. Schedule and chair all Steward meetings. 
  4. Serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee. 
  5. Meet contractual obligations as set out in collective bargaining agreement or SEIU Local 503’s Bylaws. 
  6. Attend all committee meetings where a member unless excused by committee chair of said committee. 
  7. Communicate key issues and management misconduct to the Executive Committee and especially to the Lead Bargaining Delegate. 

Lead Contact

  1. Be responsible for the Contract Action Team, including recruiting, training, flyer distribution and mobilization for actions. 
  2. Maintain a database of all contacts and activists, and create and print various reports necessary for mobilization, such as lists of members by zone. 
  3. Schedule and preside over all Contract Action Team meetings. 
  4. Be responsible for the Contract Action Team to ensure that the system works at all times. 
  5. Plan and prepare, with the Vice President, actions on campus. 
  6. Attend all committee meetings as assigned unless excused by the committee chair of said committee. 

Membership Organizer

  1. Be responsible for the recruitment of new members and the retention of current members. 
  2. Assist the Lead CAT with development and maintenance of the Contract Action Team. 
  3. Receive all agency new employee lists, all agency bargaining unit lists, and all Local 085 membership lists and shall use these lists to recruit new members and correct discrepancies. 
  4. Be responsible for the Union presentation at the New Employee Orientation. 
  5. Send out a letter to non-members annually, urging them to become members. 
  6. Schedule and chair meetings of the Membership Organizing Committee. 
  7. Serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee. 
  8. Attend committee meetings as assigned where a member, unless excused by the committee chair of said committee. 

Newsletter Editor

  1. Be responsible for ensuring that the Newsletter reaches the membership in a timely manner. 
  2. Schedule and chair meetings of the Newsletter Committee. 
  3. Serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee. 
  4. Attend committee meetings as assigned unless excused by the committee chair of said committee. 

Lead General Council Delegate

  1. Train, discuss and organize the Delegates to General Council in preparation for next General Council.
  2. After General Council, Chief General Council Delegate shall convene meeting of all General Council Delegates to organize a report back to Local. Report to Local due in October.
  3. Twenty (20) weeks prior to next General Council, Chief General Council Delegate shall convene meeting of all Delegates to General Council to organize soliciting members’ resolution suggestions. Chief General Council Delegate shall solicit help from SEIU Local 503 to put resolution into proper format and submit by deadline.
  4. Serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee.
  5. Attend all committee meetings where a member unless excused by committee chair of said committee.
  1. Train, discuss, and organize the Delegates to the General Council in preparation for the next General Council. 
  2. After the General Council, the Lead General Council Delegate shall convene a meeting of all General Council Delegates to organize a report back to Local. Report to Local due in October. 

resolution suggestions. The Lead General Council Delegate shall solicit help from SEIU Local 503 to put resolution into proper format and submit by deadline. 

  1. Serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee. 
  2. Attend all committee meetings as assigned unless excused by the committee chair of said committee. 


Steward – Multiple positions available

  1. Represent employees in the grievance procedure.
  2. Enforce the collective bargaining agreement.
  3. Take legitimate suggestions and complaints to the proper office or Union representative for action.
  4. New stewards are required to attend SEIU grievance training or LERC steward training within six (6) months of accepting office. Chief Steward can appeal deadline to the Executive Committee.
  5. Must attend all Stewards Council meetings unless excused by chair.

General Council Delegate – Multiple positions available

  1. Delegates shall meet and elect an alternate Chief General Council Delegate.
  2. Represent the membership at General Council and any emergency session of General Council.
  3. Report to the membership at meetings and in the newsletter on proceedings of the General Council.

Strike Hardship Committee Member – Multiple positions available

Section 1. CHAIR OF THE STRIKE HARDSHIP FUND AND MEMBER NEEDS COMMITTEE. The Chair of the Strike Hardship Fund and Member Needs Committee shall:

  1. Be elected from the Strike Hardship Fund and Members Needs Committee by the Strike Hardship Fund and Member Needs Committee and ratified by the Executive Committee.
  2. Schedule and chair meetings of the Strike Hardship Fund and Member Needs Committee.
  3. Work closely with the Local 085 Treasurer to keep an accurate accounting of the strike hardship fund and to ensure the committee follows any laws or regulations required.
  4. Perform all duties as a member of the Strike Hardship Fund and Member Needs Committee.
  5. Attend Executive Committee meetings upon request of the Executive Committee.

Section 2. Selection. Ten (10) members of this committee shall be elected by the general membership during regular officer elections.

Section 3. Purpose.

  1. The purpose of this committee is to fundraise for the Local 085 hardship account, provide financial support to members during strike activity, and coordinate with community organizations for member’s needs.
  2. Strike Hardship Fund: Local 085’s Strike Hardship Fund was set up with the express purpose of providing faster, less extensive aid to members who have a financial hardship during a strike. Members must have honored strike activity to be eligible for strike hardship funds. Local 085’s Strike Hardship Fund is not meant for disbursement during non-strike times.
  3. Member Needs: The committee shall coordinate with community organizations regarding available resources for Local 085 members. Members may self refer or officers/committee members may refer a member in need to the appropriate organization.

Section 4. Duties. The Strike Hardship Fund and Member Needs Committee shall:

  1. Raise funds for the locally controlled strike hardship fund.
  2. Inform membership of statewide and local hardship fund(s) application process, rules and general information regarding the various funds.
  3. Facilitate the hardship application(s) from members for money from various hardship funds available under SEIU Local 503, OPEU and within Local 085.
  4. Make recommendations to the Executive Committee for disbursement of strike hardship funds.
  5. Inform membership of community organizations available for additional resources.