Just as it is important for us to #knowyourcontract, it is also important for us to know our constitution! And our constitution tells us that NTFC elections are just around the corner. In April, we will elect a new Executive Council and Stewards Council, the two bodies that govern our union. More details about each election are below. To run in either election, please email email@example.com indicating which position you’d like to run for.
Executive Council Elections
The members of the Executive Council are the officers of our union. They handle our day-to-day management, including working with our union affiliates like IFT or AAUP, managing our staff person, overseeing our finances, maintaining union records, communicating important information with our members, and more! We have a President, Vice President, Stewards Council Chair, Communications Chair, Bargaining Research Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and Grievance Chair. The EC meets once per month, some regular duties outside of these meetings are required. If you’re interested in a particular position, feel free to contact our officers and ask about their experiences!
Stewards Council Elections
Our Stewards Council is the organizing body of our union. Meeting monthly like our Executive Council, they’re charged primarily with recruiting new members and assisting bargaining unit members in resolving their workplace issues. Each Steward has a turf, or a few departments on campus that they are the first point of contact for. Apart from organizing members, our Stewards also are the main legislative body of our union. They propose changes to the constitution, by-laws, and other policy changes at our general membership meetings. The Stewards Council is a great place to start for those who are interested in getting more involved with NTFC! Contact our Chief Steward, Heather McLeer, if you’d like more information about Stewardship.