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Store Organizing Committees

Store OCs are responsible for day-to-day organizing on the shop floor. They welcome new members into the union, solicit grievances, and plan direct action and organizing campaigns. Our goal is for at least 10% of members to participate in store OCs.

 

Join your store OC! Ask your shop steward or union rep!

Contract Action Team

Co-Chairs: To Be Elected

 

The Contract Action Team oversees store OCs in organizing for our contract. They work with the store OCs, Bargaining Committee, and Grievance Committee to master-plan organizing across stores.

 

To join the CAT, you need the recommendation of your store's OC.

Shop Stewards

Shop Stewards are legal equals to management who are responsible for representing members in disciplinary meetings and enforcing members' rights.

 

Stewards are trained and sworn in by the grievance committee, and have a legal responsibility to serve their fellow members fairly.

Become a shop steward! Attend Steward Training.

Grievance Committee

Co-Chairs: Alex Gage (AL) and Ella Meloy (WM)

 

The Grievances committee is responsible for training shop stewards and enforcing workers' rights through legal action.

Communications Committtee

The communications committee is responsible for the website, social media, newsletter, and press relations. We respond to requests from other union committees and meet every month to review our work.

Volunteer your writing, design, or communications skills.

Email NSLUcommunications@gmail.com to apply.

Rules Committee

The rules committee reviews the union's bylaws and suggests changes.

Bargaining Committee

The bargaining committee negotiates a collective bargaining agreement with the company. They attend bargaining sessions and preparatory meetings, draft contract language, and solicit feedback on bargaining demands.

 

Current members are:

Brian Berry, Alex Gage, Maggie Myers, Chad Myers, Ava Robins, Barry McConnell, Ollie Blackwood, Janet Shek, Liam Monroe, Zach Sera, Jo McCallister, Ruby Dahms-Wildenboer, Jimbo Heiner, April St. John, Suzanne Bernardi, Abigail Hall, Anaïs Kristine, Pearl Shull, Ethan Harrison, Ella Meloy, Jane Jacobs, and Stephanie Larson.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee (SC) runs the day-to-day business of the union and makes decisions on behalf of the membership. It consists of 6 at-large officers and 2 chapter representatives per store.

 

Members must be rank-and-file New Seasons workers and are elected at the end of each year for a one-year term.