Have you ever considered joining the leadership ranks of your union? The PCC Federation of Faculty and Academic Professionals (PCCFFAP) is seeking nominations for Executive Council positions. You may nominate yourself or a colleague.
Executive Council members are elected to two-year terms. They meet once per month in addition to leading/serving on various Federation committees that advance our organization’s goals of advocating for fair compensation and good working conditions at PCC. As a member of the Executive Council, you will have a seat at the table when matters of pressing importance for you and your colleagues are being discussed – everything from deciding whether to back candidates for PCC Board of Directors to prioritizing issues at the bargaining table. In short, it’s an amazing opportunity to make a real difference at PCC.
Below you will find a timeline for the 2017 election, as well as list of the positions up for election this year. Candidates will be asked to provide a 125-word statement, which will be sent to all members prior to the ballots.
And if you have questions or would like to chat with an Executive Council member about what it’s like to serve, reach out! Reply to this email and we will connect you with a union leader who can tell you more.
Frank Goulard, PCCFFAP President
FEDERATION OF FACULTY AND AP ELECTIONS 2017 TIMELINE
April 3 Nominations Open
April 18 Nominations Close
April 20 Mailing or Email to announce those running for Office
May 11 Ballots Mailed
May 29 Ballot deadline
May 31 Ballot Count
June 2 Announce Winners at Executive Council Meeting
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OFFICES OPEN 2017
Vice President of Political and Legislative Action: Chairs the Political and Legislative Action Committee; coordinates the political and fundraising activities of the Federation; prepares campaign reports; works closely with the President and the Executive Council to develop and implement political education strategies, represents the Federation on the AFT-Oregon Political and Legislative ActionCOPE Committee and to the Northwest Oregon Labor Council (NOLC).
Secretary: Keeps records of the General Membership and Executive Council Meetings; conducts correspondence; maintains records; sends meeting minutes to Executive Council members; provides copies of the meeting minutes of previous Executive Council and General Membership Meetings; acts as the custodian of the seal and charter of the Federation.
Vice President of Communications: Gathers and edits information for publication; chairs the Communications Committee, works closely with the President and other stakeholders to develop member communications and coordinate the local’s communications strategy.
Vice Presidents for Membership: FT faculty, PT faculty, and APs (3 positions): Chairs the Election Committee, conducts elections and ratifications, chairs the Membership Committee and conducts Membership Drives, maintains a current list of committees and Federation Representatives.
Campus Representatives for FT faculty, PT faculty and APs at Rock Creek, Southeast, and Cascade (9 positions): Represents each Campus or building(s) from which they are elected; communicates and meets with members, acts as a grievance representative when requested; supports the Federation representatives in their areas.