Summary: Your vote matters. By casting your vote, you can help shape the direction of the union and its leadership, ensuring that your interests are represented, and your voice is heard. Remember that your vote matters, and your participation is vital to building a stronger union that can advocate for the rights of Unit 4 employees.
APC plays a critical role in advocating for your rights with the CSU. We advocate for our members by negotiating better pay, benefits, and working conditions.
By exercising your right to vote for Executive Board members, you are making your voice heard for who represents you in negotiations as well as other APC business.
The APC Executive Board is responsible for leading the organization, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and advocating for the union’s members. The Board consists of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Council Member at Large. These individuals have different responsibilities, but all exist to serve APC.
Participation in voting for the Executive Board is a critical component of union membership. Here are five reasons why current union members should participate in voting for their Executive Board:
- Your vote matters: Your vote can have a significant impact on the outcome of an election. A single vote can be the difference between one candidate or another. By casting your vote, you can help determine the direction of the union and its future leadership.
- Voice your opinion: Voting allows you to voice your opinion and participate in the democratic process. The Executive Board represents the interests of the members of the union, and voting is your opportunity to have your voice heard and shape the future of your union.
- Support candidates who align with your interests: As a member of the union, you have a vested interest in the union’s leadership. You can choose to support candidates who have a vision that aligns with your interests, goals, and objectives for the union.
- Ensure accountability: The Executive Board is accountable to the union’s members. By voting for the board, you can hold them accountable for their actions and decisions. You have the power to vote for candidates who will act in the best interest of the union and its members.
- Build a stronger union: Voting is one of the best ways to build a stronger union. By participating in the democratic process, you are helping to build a union that is more responsive to the needs of its members. A strong union is better able to negotiate collective bargaining agreements and advocate for the rights of its members.
In addition to the above reasons, here are a few practical steps you can take to ensure that you are making an informed decision when voting for the Executive Board:
Research the candidates: Before you vote, take the time to research the candidates. Look at their qualifications, experience, and positions on key issues. You can do this by reviewing candidate statements or platforms, asking them questions, and talking to other members of the union.
Attend chapter meetings: Attending chapter meetings is an excellent way to stay informed about the union’s activities and priorities. You can learn about the issues that the union is working on, ask questions of the leadership, and participate in discussions with other members.
Review the collective bargaining agreement: Reviewing the collective bargaining agreement can give you a better understanding of the issues that are important to the union and its members. You can learn about the benefits, wages, and working conditions that the union has negotiated on behalf of its members, and how these agreements impact your job.
Ask questions: If you have questions or concerns about the election process or the candidates, don’t be afraid to ask. Reach out to the current union leadership, other members of the union, or the candidates themselves to get the information you need to make an informed decision.
In conclusion, voting for the Executive Board is a critical component of union participation.
By casting your vote, you can help shape the direction of the union and its leadership, ensuring that your interests are represented and your voice is heard. Remember that your vote matters, and your participation is vital to building a stronger union that can advocate for the rights of Unit 4 employees.
So, be sure to research the candidates, attend union meetings, review the collective bargaining agreement, and ask questions to make an informed decision when voting for the Executive Board of APC.
Let your voice be heard and help shape the future of your union.
Voting will remain open until March 13 at 5:00 pm. We will vote electronically for this election.
View the Candidate Statements here.