At each convention, delegates will elect leaders to fill a number of positions on the National Executive Board, including diversity seats and leadership positions. Details about eligibility, nominations, and the positions that are open are below.
All members in attendance whose memberships are in good standing as of July 31, 2022 will have the right to vote on all matters at convention, including elections.
For any seat on the National Executive Board, you must be a member in good standing at the time of your nomination and election. For Executive Committee positions (see below) you must have been a member in good standing for the six (6) months prior to your nomination and election. For this convention, that date is February 18, 2022.
Nominations are made from the floor of the convention and may be made during the opening plenary on Thursday, August 18, 2022 and during the closing plenary on Saturday, August 20, 2022. The co-presidents will open the floor for nominations during these times. Nominees must accept their nominations and be eligible for office at the time of their nomination.
The Co-Presidents shall: provide leadership in coordinating the Organization’s convention and annual meeting; propose an annual budget, serve on the Finance Committee and lead fund-raising efforts for the organization; serve as liaison with the National AFL-CIO; lead, design, and help implement the activities of the Organization, including membership recruitment efforts, organizing, education, coalition building, and civil rights activities; provide overall direction to, and training for, members of the National Executive Board; supervise the staff; alternately preside at National Executive Board meetings, annual meetings, and the convention; and be available as a spokesperson for the Organization.
The Vice President shall assist the Co-Presidents in performing their duties. In the absence of one of the Co-Presidents, the Vice President shall serve as Co-President. In case of disability, resignation, death, or removal of a Co-President, the Vice President may serve as interim Co-President until the succeeding Co-President is elected pursuant to Section 2, Subparagraph C of this Article. When acting as Co-President, a Vice President shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the Co-Presidents.
The Recording Secretary shall be responsible for keeping and disseminating an accurate record of proceedings (including all votes and minutes) of all meetings of the Executive Committee and the NEB, and such other actions of the Organization as the Executive Committee shall direct. He or she shall give or cause to be given notice of all meetings in accordance with these Bylaws or as required by law. The Recording Secretary shall have custody of the corporate seal of the Organization, and he or she shall have the authority to affix the same to any instrument requiring it. The Recording Secretary shall ensure that procedures for elections are followed and serve on the Elections Committee if not a candidate. He or she shall also perform such other duties as the Executive Committee may prescribe.
The Treasurer and Fundraising Director shall work with the appropriate staff and officers to ensure completion of the following duties: keep full and accurate account of the receipts and disbursements of the Organization, deposit or cause to be deposited all moneys and other assets in the name and to the credit of the Organization in such depositories as may be designated by the Executive Committee; disburse or cause to be disbursed Organizational funds, making proper vouchers for such disbursements; render to the Co-Presidents and to the Executive Committee, upon request, an accounting of all financial transactions, audits, and the financial condition of the Organization; maintain membership for voting purposes; service as a resource for Chapter Treasurers; oversee the budget of the Organization and prepare quarterly budget execution reports for the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall serve as the Chair of the Finance Committee and together with the appropriate staff shall develop the Organization’s annual budget; shall develop, maintain, and execute an appropriate annual fundraising plan in keeping with the organizational budget; shall ensure that the Organization files all appropriate tax and corporate reports and that the Organization carries proper disability and other necessary insurance. The Treasurer shall perform such other duties as the Executive Committee may prescribe.
Diversity Representatives fill a vital role to ensure that underrepresented segments of the LGBTQIA+ community have a voice on the NEB. Sector constituencies and demographics to be considered in identifying diversity representatives, include but are not limited to, race, national origin, industrial sector, rank and file status, gender identity, union representation, gender, age, disability status, and those geographic areas targeted for new chapter organizing.
The Community Liaison, in addition to the general duties laid out in our bylaws for all NEB Members, shall assist in building and maintaining relationships with outside organizations in the LGBTQIA+, labor, and progressive movements. It shall be the responsibility of the Community Liaison to bring issues of these broader communities to the NEB for consideration and to take P@W issues to these communities for the same.
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