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Holding politicians accountable. Calling voters. Gathering signatures. You can do it!
Encourage other caregivers to become involved in the political process through electoral volunteer work and grass roots advocacy. Work on holding politicians accountable on behalf of caregivers at the local, state and national level.
Participate in any number of political activities, including our annual lobby day or meetings at the state capitol. Call prospective voters before elections, gather petition signatures, and go door-to-door on behalf of candidates who support our issues. Member Political Organizers (MPOs) also encourage other caregivers to join the political accountability fund.rough electoral volunteer work and grass roots advocacy. Work on holding politicians accountable on behalf of caregivers at the local, state and national level.
Hosts organize neighborhood coffees, teas, house parties or picnics to bring caregivers together in an informal small-group setting. Through social activities, hosts build small, local communities of caregivers with similar interests.
Hosts are provided resources for their get-togethers. You may use your group time to learn about a particular union program or service.
Or, use the group to create a book-of-the-month talk, a weekly craft club, or hold a “conversation of the moment.” The frequency of get-togethers and the personality of the groups are up to each host.
Welcome new caregivers to a supportive community through phone calls, letters, emails and community on our social networking web site www.myseiuhealthcare.org on your own time.
Greeters will be our union’s “first face” for new members and will encourage caregivers to participate in our union. Greeters will help members understand our union benefits, services and rights.
Greeters can introduce other caregivers to improvements won through union action, the history of our union victories, upcoming events and ways to get involved. This is a fun, easy-to-do position for members who prefer to volunteer from home.
Encourage caregivers to join our union by attending new employee orientations and training. Recruiters are personable and have excellent relationship-building qualities and skills.
Recruiters are also “on the go” and travel to orientation sites or training. to help other caregivers get active in the union.
Recruiters answer new caregivers’ questions about our union. They also introduce caregivers to our political work and hold politicians accountable to their promises. Recruiters encourage other caregivers to contribute to our political accountability fund.
Put your creativity and sense of style to work designing and updating union bulletin boards.
In the workplace, these bulletin boards provide essential information about our union and will include local resources and opportunities for members. Bulletin Board Decorators will make sure these boards maintain a fresh look and are continually updated with new information.
Your artistic and decorative skills will be important in making your bulletin board “one of a kind.” The bulletin board is an important channel of communication for caregivers. Your creativity will provide other caregivers a fun and easy way to access information.
The goal of an Advocate is to promote quality care in the workplace by building and maintaining a professional and productive relationship with management. The Advocate also provides contract support to all bargaining unit members.
The goal of the Bargaining Team Member is to represent the interests of long-term care providers at the negotiating table and to bargain a union contract between SEIU Healthcare 775NW and long-term care organizations. The Bargaining Team Member will update members on bargaining, and assist in turning out members to vote on the contract.
The goal of the Labor Management Committee is to improve quality of care in the workplace by developing and maintaining a professional and productive relationship with management. Members of the Labor Management Committee will meet quarterly with management to discuss ways to improve resident care, staff satisfaction, staff involvement in care-related decisions, and any other issues the committee agrees to discuss.