Committees

UAW Committee Guide

Community Service Committee

Members: Art Adams, Diane Davis-Secretary, Becky DeSantis, Patty Smith, Brenda Smith, Mary Sue Murnan, Tamara Davis, Sam DeSantis, Blaine Smith, Steve Ballard, Debbie Malott, Patty Staten, Liaison-John Fippen

The Community Services Committee performs the important task of getting help for members and their families in time of need. If being there to assist when an emergency, natural disaster, or even just hard times strike is something you feel strongly about, then this is the committee to give your time and effort to. Some examples of community service activities include:

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Hurricane relief

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Organ donor awareness

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Food drives

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Blood drives

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Support for laid off workers

The Community Services Committee works through public and private organizations to assure that members faced with problems in emergency situations get relief when needed.

Generally, strike insurance benefits are handled by this committee when local union are forced to demonstrate their economic strength, This committee serves as the local�s link with the community as we all work together to help those in need.

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CAP Committee

Members: Danielle Julbert-Secretary, Eric Fenwick, Tammy Coan, Becky DeSantis, Tamara Davis, John Fippen, Brenda Smith, Liaison-Donald Moore 

The Citizenship and Legislative Committee, most often referred to as the Community Action Program (CAP), is the worksite political-legislative arm of the local union and is the vital workplace political activator. If you believe that the people we elect greatly impact the political climate for working families and you want your voice heard, then this is the committee to join. CAP committee members work on identified key issues adopted by convention action.

This agenda includes:

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Protecting worker rights

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Fair trade

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New initiatives for working families

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Health and safety

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And other issues that affect working families

These issues are given priority based on, among other things, urgency and geography. We support candidates who support and fight for our trade union agenda. The CAP committee assists in voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, dollar drives, letter writing campaigns, and publicizing the issues and positions of public officials. This is the committee for hands-on political experience that allows you to grow and learn and take part in legislatively implementing our labor and social agenda.

 

Education Committee

Members: Rick Bravard, Brenda Smith-Secretary, C.J. Blazier, Ron Butler, Becky DeSantis, Liaison-Sam DeSantis

Building the power of the movement through education and training union members is the responsibility of the Education Committee. Members of this committee determine the needs of the membership and provide classes, material and information based on these needs. In many subject areas �on the shelf� programs exist that can be delivered to your members. Materials are developed on such issues as:

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New member orientation

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Grievance handling

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Leaders in action

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Union involvement

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Planning

Programs can be developed on topics of interest. If you are committed to providing education that informs, develops skills and motivates our leadership and members, this is the committee for you.

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Civil Rights Committee

Members: Sheryl JohnsonDanielle Julbert-Secretary, John Kiel, Eric Fenwick, Joe Blakey, Willie Owen, Carl Booker, Kris Rodriguez, Liaison-Mike Browning  

The Civil Rights Committee is an essential guardian of the �No Discrimination� policy of our union. Members of this committee fulfill the local union�s commitment to assure members full rights regardless of religion, race, creed, color, sex, political affiliation, national origin, age, sexual orientation or handicap.

The committee informs members of steps and procedures, including filing complaints and hearings, whenever a member or members believe their rights have been violated, either by management or other union members. The committee works toward the elimination of discrimination in the workplace, the community and the nation. Members of this committee have the opportunity to keep the local union moving forward toward the fulfillment of our UAW commitment on the civil rights front.

This committee needs members who feel a moral obligation to speak out on the issues of intolerance, injustice and bigotry and to rebuke any person or group that expresses such activity.

UAW | Monday 10 July 2017 - 07:07 am