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Executive Board Elections July 2022

We need nominations for the Executive board and volunteers for the Election Committee. The election committee should consist of at least 3 pilots to count votes. All nominees and Election Committee members must have been union members for at least a year and be in good standing.  All members are currently in good standing.

The Election Committee needs to be identified by mid May so if you have been a member for a year or more and have no intention of accepting an Executive Board nomination please contact Scott Clancy and volunteer.

All positions on the Executive Board are up for election.  President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer and 4 Trustee positions need to be filled.  Nominations can’t begin until the Election Committee has been established.  Most of the people currently filling these roles have been doing it for over two years.  We need fresh ideas and enthusiasm to keep moving forward.  There is no interest like self interest, if you want to see things get done then please consider becoming a part of this critical function for maintaining the Local 108!

OPEIU Educational Conferences 

OPEIU will be holding a virtual 2022 OPEIU All-Regions Educational Conference Sept. 30–Oct. 2 with the theme, "A New Model to Meet New Challenges." We’ve scheduled the three-day session over a weekend to ensure maximum participation. The times of the conference will vary each day (subject to slight change):

 

Friday, Sept. 303-6 p.m. EDT
Saturday, Oct. 1: 12-4:30 p.m. EDT
Sunday, Oct. 21-3 p.m. EDT

 

Some of the topics we'll be covering include:

 

Challenging Trends in Bargaining, from management rights clauses to reproductive health care and losing ground to inflation

 

Exploring Four Criteria for Successful Organizing Campaigns, including ways to engage an apathetic workplace

 

Building Escalation Pressure Campaigns, including a discussion of how to prepare and build a credible strike threat

 

Steward Training, to strengthen commitment and understanding 

 

Workshops will include:

 

Utilizing Digital Organizing Strategies, highlighting best practices for building a digital organizing campaign, including managing social media and utilizing websites, email and text blasts

 

Media Training, exploring how to leverage the media to support campaigns and preparing to handle interviews like a pro.

 

Mobilizing Around Grievances, to prepare for and win the CBA 

 

Identifying and Mentoring Leaders

 

And much more!

 

Please email 108President@gmail.com to be registered.