Duties of Officers

All duties listed below are the primary duties but may not be limited solely to those alone.  All elected members are expected to attend two meetings each month (one Executive Board meeting and one Joint Council Meeting) and the yearly Membership meeting. Length of term is 3 years.

Executive Board positions are:

President

  • Helping the union achieve its overall mission within the workplace
  • Help maintain order
  • Lead Joint Council, Executive Board, Staff & Committee meetings
  • Coordinating member-driven contract negotiations
  • Processing grievances
  • Processing arbitrations
  • Processing Unfair Labor Practice charges
  • Political work
  • New Member organizing
  • Internal member mobilization
  • New member orientations
  • Oversee duties of the professional and support staff
  • Additional responsibilities of the President include all duties pertinent and included in the Service Representatives job description

Vice President

  • Assume the responsibilities for the President in the President’s absence
  • Assist the President in running the Executive Board and Joint Council meetings
  • Help maintain order
  • Back up President in his/her absence
  • Help the union achieve its overall mission within the workplace

Recording Secretary

  • Take minutes at meetings
  • Transcribe notes and give to Office manager
  • Assist office manager and President in setting agenda
  • Helping the union achieve its overall mission within the workplace

Financial Secretary

  • Sign paychecks weekly (at Local office)
  • Chair and co-ordinate the Financial Committee with the President
  • Co-ordinante and assist the Financial Committee in producing an annual budget for the local
  • Back up missing Board members’ duties as needed at monthly meetings
  • Helping the union achieve its overall mission within the workplace

Trustees (there are 2 trustees and one *chair of trustees)

  • Perform a financial audit of the local twice a year  (The first would happen around August 1st and the second happens after year end filings are complete  – by April the latest)
  • *Back up signatory for Financial Secretary
  • Back up missing Board members’ duties as needed at monthly meetings
  • Help the union achieve its overall mission within the workplace

Sergeant-at-Arms

  • Introduce all new members & Visitors
  • Maintain list of members of Executive Board, Joint Council and members in good standing eligible to attend meetings
  • Help preserve order at meetings
  • Shall take charge of all property of the Local
  • Back up missing Board members’ duties as needed at monthly meetings
  • Assist in boosting attendance
  • Help the union achieve its overall mission within the workplace

Guide

  • To monitor and give guidance on procedural questions and rules
  • Help maintain order
  • Back up missing Board members’ duties as needed at monthly meetings
  • Help the union achieve its overall mission within the workplace

 

The UAW Constitution lists duties for Local Union Officers on their website. Please click the link to visit that page.