May 28, 2017
Ways to Get Involved & Stay Informed

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WAYS TO GET INVOLVED & STAY INFORMED

Local 8 is only as strong as you make it. That’s why it’s so important to become an active member. The Membership runs this Local Union and you play an important part in the decision-making. Here are 20 ways you can get involved with your union.

  • Be a workplace contact and help distribute updates and information to your coworkers.
  • Attend a Chapter Meeting in your area.
  • Write an article for the Local 8 Journal.
  • Work on a political campaign or issue.
  • Join one of the Local 8 Committees.
  • Attend a Shop Steward/Activist Training (open to all members).
  • Register co-workers to vote.
  • Become a Shop Steward for your worksite.
  • Help plan the Local 8 Annual Recognition Event or State-Wide Assembly.
  • Reach out to a non-union friend or co-worker in your industry or profession and encourage them to organize for a union where they work.
  • Attend the New Member Orientations in your workplace to meet new union members.
  • Organize a brown bag lunch for your co-workers to discuss workplace issues.
  • Maintain your workplace Union Bulletin Board.
  • Run for an open seat for a Delegate, Executive Board Member or Trustee.
  • Make phone calls to members to get them to attend a rally or other community event.
  • Attend a rally or action in support of our union or another union or labor related organization.
  • Serve on the negotiating committee during contract bargaining for your unit.
  • Help teach a segment of the Shop Steward/Activist Training.
  • Come to a budget review meeting and help plan Local 8’s annual budget.
  • Wear your Local 8 T-shirt, lanyard, button, cap or other item with pride!