SEIU Local 2015 Members Overwhelmingly Vote YES/YES!
(March 15, 2017) Today, the SEIU Local 2015 Election Committee released the results of our Constitution & Bylaws, Organizational Priorities, and Member Dues Structure vote.
Of the 36,043 member votes that were postmarked by the February 28th deadline, 98% voted YES for our founding documents.
“We believed that the proposed Constitution & Bylaws, Organizational Priorities, and Fair Member Dues Structure that the Member Advisory Committee drafted would really speak to what our members said they wanted our new union to be,” said Constance Barker, a member of the Member Advisory Committee. “From the overwhelming Yes vote, I’d say they did just that!”
SEIU Local 2015 was created in June 2015 and has been under the SEIU International’s Constitution & Bylaws until members were able to develop, vote on, and pass the founding documents that will govern the organization moving forward. To lead on this process, 64 SEIU Local 2015 member leaders from across the state worked together for over a year to draft the proposed founding documents that were then presented to the full membership for a vote.
“I am not aware of any SEIU Local vote that comes close to these numbers,” said Laphonza Butler, SEIU Local 2015 Provisional President. “Both the turnout of our members and their overwhelming vote to adopt our founding documents and dues structure is a true testament to their dedication to our future and their belief of what’s possible when long term care providers stand united.”
While this vote represents an important step in solidifying our union, we must remain vigilant in our Fight Forward to protect what we’ve won while continuing to claim future victories for long term care workers and those to whom we provide care.
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