There is an opportunity in your work area (District) to put your union interest and knowledge to work as a Council Representative!
If your interest in workplace issues and helping co-workers is increasing, SPEEA encourages you to petition to fill a vacancy on the Council. Or, if you know someone who would make a good CR, encourage them to step up and petition to fill a vacancy.
The Council, like the state Legislature or Congress, is one of three main governing bodies of our union. Council Reps are the eyes and ears of the union in the workplace. Duties include listening for and informing members about union issues, helping set union policy, solving workplace problems, monitoring contract compliance, internal organizing and representing members during grievances and investigations.
Seated Council Reps receive an adjusted retention rating as outlined in section 12.1(h)(1) of the Professional and Technical contracts. Council Rep duties and responsibilities can be found under the Member Tools menu or read more in the March issue of SPEEA Spotlite (Pg 4).
The following SPEEA Council districts have vacancies. If you reside in the district and have been a SPEEA member the previous 12 months, consider stepping up to fill this important role.
Detailed instructions and the petition are on the SPEEA website under the Councils menu (Forms, Petitions, Delineations) or click here. Email the completed petition to email@example.com. Include a 150-word (max) candidate statement for use in ballot packages in case of a contested race.
Training is provided for those who are seated.