Local 8 Committees

OPEIU LOCAL 8

Local 8 Committees

Political Action Committee (PAC)

Organizes, coordinates and recommends to the Executive Board and/or membership any action on political candidates and political issues. Coordinates PAC fundraisers and get-out-the-vote campaigns. Meets monthly on the 1st Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. by conference call.

For more information contact erin@opeiu8.org.

Race, Equity and Social Justice Committee

The Race, Equity and Social Justice (RESJ) Committee works to support and empower marginalized workers. We know our fates are interconnected and many workplace injustices are rooted in racism and discrimination. We are committed to fighting for social and economic justice for all through training, educational resources, public advocacy, community organizing, and creating space for hard conversations. Together in solidarity we can work to end racism and all forms of oppression. Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday at 6:00 p.m. by Zoom.

Hardship Fundraising Committee

Coordinates fundraising events for the Local 8 Hardship Fund. Meets as needed.

For more information contact Angie Wedekind or Nallely Flores.

Grievance Review Committee

Hears appeals from members who disagree with the Union’s resolution or recommendation of their grievance. Meets on an as-needed basis. Three (3) experienced Shop Stewards are appointed by the President of Local 8 in accordance with the Standing Rule on Grievance Appeals.

Shop Steward Committee

Recommends member involvement activities, plans member education, and plans the yearly Steward/ Leadership Conference. Plans and hosts monthly steward workshops the fourth Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. by Zoom.

For more information contact phoebe@opeiu8.org or Ida@opeiu8.org.

Communications Committee

Builds Local 8’s visibility and involvement in our communities. Enhance our outreach to constituency groups and cultivate Local 8’s “branding” strategy.

For more information contact suzanne@opeiu8.org.

Public Sector Organizing Committee

Recruits  new hires into our public sector bargaining units to join the Union and become active members.  Meetings to be monthly.

For more information contact corinne@opeiu8.org.

Finance Committee

Reviews and makes recommendations on the Local 8’s financial/dues structure and budget. Meets 1-2 times a year.

For more information contact corinne@opeiu8.org.

Bylaws Committee

Examines in detail the Bylaws of Local 8 and recommends any changes as needed. Meets on an as-needed basis.

For more information contact suzanne@opeiu8.org.

OPEIU Local 8 Committees

Political Action Committee (PAC)

Shop Steward Committee

Race, Equity and Social Justice Committee

Communications Committee

Public Sector Organizing Committee

Hardship Fundraising Committee

Bylaws Committee

Finance Committee

Grievance Review Committee