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This policy seeks to recognize the service and support provided by Local 8 Shop Stewards. The policy also seeks to encourage participation, skill building and experience to best serve Local 8 members. See other side to find out how you can donate your reimbursement to the Local 8 Hardship Fund or to the Local 8 Political Action Committee Fund!
Equivalent Months in Dues
Attend a Regional Meeting**(see below)
Attend an Assembly
Attend a Local 8 Sponsored Committee Meeting
(i.e. Steward Committee, Election Committee, PAC)
Attend a Local 8 or Approved Labor Sponsored Training
**Only Regional Meetings as approved by Members at the January Assembly, not those added later in the year.
*In accordance with IRS rules, the money paid to Shop Stewards for completing qualifying events must be considered taxable income. If the amount of all taxable income, including but not limited to, time loss for negotiations, is $600.00 or more, Local 8 will issue you a 1099 form.
OPEIU Local 8
Shop Steward Recognition Program
How to Make a Donation
At the September 24, 2011 Membership Assembly, members voted to encourage Shop Stewards to donate all or a portion of the Incentive Reimbursement to either the Local 8 Hardship Fund or to the Local 8 Political Action Committee Fund.
To make a donation send your check to the address below:
OPEIU Local 8
2800 First Avenue #304
Seattle, WA 98121
Be sure to indicate either Hardship Fund or Political Action Fund in the note section of your check.
The Hardship Fund provides assistance for Local 8 Members who are experiencing an immediate, severe and temporary financial situation due to an emergency.
The Political Action Committee Fund goes towards electing public officials who will support legislation that protects working people and their families. No dues money goes towards the Local 8 PAC.
Recommended by the Shop Steward/Education Committee November 4, 2009
M/S/C Local 8 Executive Board November 11, 2009
M/S/C Local 8 Membership Assembly January 23, 2010
M/S/C Local 8 Membership Assembly September 24, 2011
M/S/C Local 8 Executive Board on December 14, 2011
M/S/C Local 8 Membership Assembly January 28, 2012 (to leave same as 9/24/11)
M/S/C Local 8 Membership Assembly September 27, 2014
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