Negotiations/Legislative Committee

Article V.        Duties of Standing Committees

The chair of each standing committee shall preside over all committee meetings, including setting the agenda, providing notice to all members, reporting on business to the Steering Committee, ensuring that appropriate records are kept, supervise and coordinate the work of members, and otherwise supervise and participate in committee business. The role of the chair within their committee is to ensure smooth operations; as such, their role is administrative and carries no additional weight or voting power. The role of the chair within the Steering Committee is as an elected chair, with the weight of their committee. Each chair shall present its annual report and campaign of action to the Steering Committee and at each general meeting. The committees are as follows:

Section 2.        Negotiations/Legislative Committee

The Negotiations/Legislative Committee shall consist of three or more members, including the elected chair, with the intent to represent the diversity of the bargaining unit. The Negotiations Committee shall:

  1. Survey the membership on a yearly basis;
  2. Recruit members to represent the diversity of the bargaining unit;
  3. Be responsible for starting contract negotiations every two years;
  4. Create a negotiations teams who shall:
  5. Assemble a team of members, including the President as an ex officio member, who will “go to the table”, with the intent of representing the diversity of the bargaining unit;
  6. Elect a spokesperson;
  7. Generate consensus over negotiation priorities and strategy;
  8. Negotiate with management for favorable terms and conditions of employment for all members of the bargaining unit; and
  9. Work with the Elections Committee for contract ratification.
  10. Monitor local, state, and federal government actions that may affect the membership;
  11. Develop political campaigns with the Organizing Committee and affiliated organizations;
  12. Regularly attend/monitor student union and student senate meetings;
  13. Regularly report to the Steering Committee; and
  14. Work to ensure a smooth transition of duties and knowledge to new members and chairs.
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