HOW TO JOIN A COMMITTEE:
CWA Local 7076 has multiple committees that helps the Executive Board govern the union and shape and steer the activities of the local. Since the belief of the local is that the union is only as strong as the members that stand up and are active, all members are invited to join any of their local’s committees.
Just fill out the following form and someone from the union hall will contact you to discuss your interest.
The role of the finance committee is primarily to provide financial oversight for the organization. Typical tasks include budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting, and the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies including but not limited to:
- Develop an annual operating budget.
- Approve the budget within the finance committee.
- Monitor adherence to the budget.
- Set long-range financial goals along with strategies to achieve them.
- Present all financial goals and proposals to the Executive Board for approval.
The Election Committee shall conduct all nominations and elections and referenda of this Local. They will work inside of policy to ensure that the rules around all aspects of elections are as clear and simple as possible and that the interests of voters are always put first. Objectives of the Elections Committee include but are not limited to:
- Well-run elections, referendums and electoral registration
- Transparency in party and election finance, with high levels of compliance
GOOD & WELFARE AND COMMUNITY COALITION SERVICES COMMITTEE:
The Good & Welfare and Community Coalition Services Committee is a combination of two committees. As the Good & Welfare Committee they are tasked with outreach and showing support and appreciation for members in times of joy and sorrow. They are responsible for providing support to members who may be going through hard times. CWA’s Good & Welfare Committee is also tasked with the administration of funds to assist members in times of dire need when funds are available.
The Community Coalition Services Committee shall assist in developing all Community Services programs. The Committee shall establish and improve relationships with local social service agencies and non-profit organizations throughout the community for the betterment of CWA Members.
The men and women of CWA are proud of this group and their accomplishment and deeds, some of which bring a tear to the to the toughest of us. They continue to carry out their mission without any fanfare to most but the call to duty is heard loud and clear within CWA.
HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE:
The mission of the Health and Safety Committee is to develop and promote a healthy and safe environment for all employees in the workplace through the involvement of all individuals with regards to education, communication and safe work practices. The health and safety activities of the committee will include, but are not limited to:
- Identify unsafe work practices and conditions and suggest appropriate remedies.
- Recommend health and safety inspections of facilities when necessary to identify safety hazards and recommend corrective measures.
- Obtain and analyze available data on past injuries and illnesses when necessary to identify trends and suggest appropriate corrective actions.
- Assist in the development and implementation of effective health and safety awareness programs.
- Encourage feedback from all individuals with regard to health and safety related ideas, problems, and solutions.
- Provide support and serve as a resource in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a comprehensive safety, loss prevention and loss control program in all work sites.
Bylaws are the most important legal document of any organization, whether it is a corporation, association, or partnership. Bylaws outline in writing the day-to-day rules of CWA and provide comprehensive guidelines to keep things running smoothly. If anyone wanted to see how we are organized or the exact duties our organization expects from its Board of Directors, the best bet would be to look at a copy of our bylaws.
Bylaws outline the structure of an organization and should be customized for each situation. Bylaws establish and protect the rights, and specify the duties and responsibilities of an organization’s members, Board of Directors, executive committee, and others. They determine how those in charge are nominated or elected and they help settle any disputes among parties. Finally, bylaws must be formally adopted and amended as necessary.
It is the responsibility of this committee to review the Bylaws for the purpose of considering any additions and/or revisions which may be deemed necessary and advisable by the Executive Board. The committee is charged with preparing and revising the Bylaws which shall provide Union members with a detailed guideline for the accomplishment of their responsibilities, proper protocol, suggested methods and standard operating procedures.
The Communications Committee is responsible for communications between and among CWA, and CWA members in Local 7076. It maintains and develops the CWA Website www.cwa7076.org and facilitates the publication and distribution of the CWA Newsletter. The mission of the Communications Committee includes but is not limited to:
- Improve communications between CWA and Members
- Managing the operation of the CWA Website and the publication and distribution of the CWA Newsletter
- Establish and actively managing public relations to enhance the recognition of CWA with Members and non-Members alike
The Grievance Committee tracks and evaluates patterns of complaints, wins and losses and reports these to the Executive Board. The Grievance Committee will also share their findings within all Agencies to better assist in the successful outcome of grievances.
The Building Committee shall conduct research and collect data with the sole purpose of making a recommendation to the Executive Board in their goal of determining a new location for CWA Local 7076’s Hall.
LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE:
The Legislative Action Committee shall assist in developing and pursuing the program of the Union and the Local in the Legislative-Political field and with COPE. The Committee shall make themselves available in assisting to register qualified CWA members and citizens of the SoNM to register to vote. The Committee shall create and fill the schedule of volunteers during the SoNM Legislative Session’s. They will assist the District Representative with CWA’s Lobby Day. They will promote communication throughout the calendar year with the SoNM’s Legislators.
ORGANIZING, MEMBERSHIP AND MOBILIZING COMMITTEE:
The Organizing, Membership and Mobilizing Committee shall assist the Local officers and members in organizing all non-union employees within the Local’s jurisdiction. When possible the Committee shall assist in organizing unorganized workers in external units. The Organizing, Membership and Mobilizing Committee shall accept or reject membership applications in accordance with the bylaws and rules of this Local and Article V of the CWA Constitution and policies of the Union. The Organizing, Membership and Mobilizing Committee shall assist with mobilizing staff, E-Board, stewards, and members when necessary for various functions and reasons. Mobilizing will include but is not limited to:
- In person attendance
- Letter writing
- Phone calls
- Phone banking
- T-shirt wearing
COMMITTEE ON EQUITY:
The Committee on Equity will advocate for best practices and appropriate policies, especially as they relate to race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, religion and physical ability. The Committee on Equity will be committed to promoting a culture that embraces equity, diversity and civility—not only in CWA but outside our walls as well.