SEIU Local 1000 Governance Structure
We’ve had several questions about the revised governance structure that was approved by the Board that will assist us as we move forward to achieve our member-focused objectives and securing a strong contract.
But what does this mean to you and our Union?
In a nutshell, here’s an explanation:
- The 65-member Board of Directors is the highest governing body of SEIU Local 1000. It is comprised of the statewide officers, the chair of each Bargaining Unit Negotiating Committee (BUNC), and the president of each District Labor Council (DLC) — all elected by members. Under the governance changes, the Board is actively engaged in governance and retains much decision-making authority for the Union.
- The Board elects a Chair from among the directors who serve on the Board. The Chair serves at the pleasure of the Board. The Chair is responsible for reporting the day-to-day operations of SEIU Local 1000 to the Board, carrying out the policies and procedures of the Local, and calling meetings of the Board (at least four per year).
- The President appoints all standing committees, subject to affirmation by the Board of Directors. The President’s duties are only those prescribed by the Policy File that are not in conflict with the Bylaws or as determined by the Board of Directors.
- The Vice-President/Secretary-Treasurer coordinates fiscal policy and procedures on the status of SEIU Local 1000 funds; chairs the Budget and Grants Committees; keeps minutes of all meetings of the Board; keeps a record of the Local’s members; assumes the President’s duties in the event of the President’s temporary absence or disability; and prepares the Local 1000 budget for approval by the Board, along with the statewide officers and the Budget Committee.
- The Vice President for Organizing/Representation acts as spokesperson for the DLCs; chairs the Statewide Chief Steward Committee; and administers a job steward training and certification program.
- The Vice President for Bargaining presides over all meetings of the BUNC chairs; services as the liaison to the Executive Committee for the BUNC chairs; acts as spokesperson for the BUNCs; serves as chair of the Local 1000 Bargaining Committee; and as delegated by the Board, coordinates master contract negotiations and statewide meet-and-confer negotiations with the State of California or other recognized employers which are not unit specific.
- The Executive Committee consists of the four statewide officers It has the delegated authority to carry out the policies, programs and plans of the Local between meetings of the Board of Directors, including but not limited to financial and staff resources, member, leader and staff training and development, political and charitable contributions, and assistance to allied organizations.
This structure includes checks and balances to prevent abuses of power.
We believe it better serves our membership and will make us a more effective.
Thank you again for your support for our efforts as we move forward together.
Local 1000 Board Chair