The skinny on union conventions

This week, two major unions are holding their union conventions. For those who are not in a union, a convention might seem a little nerdy or it might seem like one big party - but that couldn't be further from the truth.

A union convention serves as a scheduled time where elected representatives from all of the local unions across the country  come together to establish and vote on rules and elect people who will govern the union until the next convention.  At the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) convention, locals from across the United States and Canada came together to elect a President, Secretary -Treasurer and chairman of the International Executive Council.  Other issues taken up at the convention were around a dues increase and the creation of a Code of Excellence.  These important votes allow the locals form across the country to have a voice in how their union is run and who will represent them. It gives the greater union leadership directive while cultivating plans for growth and development that work in every corner of nation. Click here to read more on UCOMM Blog.