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Union Delegates – Role and Responsibilities Podcast

Hi, I’m Joe Cadwell

In this episode of GRIT NW podcast I look into the role and responsibilities of the Union Delegate.
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About delegates.

Delegates are elected by the members, to represent their local union at the regional council level, and play an important role in shaping the direction of the union.
Delegates bring forward, and vote on decisions that include operating budgets, organizing direction, and political endorsements.
Delegates are also responsible for electing the Executive Committee members.

Today’s guest Don Stover

Today I have the pleasure of speaking with NW Carpenters representative, #Local146 member and union delegate Don Stover.
We’ll start today’s conversation by learning what Don feels he has gained since being elected to the position and more importantly what he has been able to give back.
Next, we will discuss, what qualities Don feels a delegate needs to have to be effective in their role.
Later we will look at the responsibilities of a delegate and how the decisions they make can have huge repercussions on the operation of our crafts.


And we will wrap up our conversation by giving you the information you need if you are interested in becoming a leader in your union by running for the office of delegate.

Mission statement

This episode is part of my effort to show opportunities within our organization for members to step-up and take ownership of their union and their future.

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