Who makes the decisions in your Union?
Unifor is a worker-run union. Each member has a fundamental say in what the union should do, by participating in debates, voting on contracts, and electing representatives or running for office.
Bargaining units (in other words, each workplace) elect their own officers and manage their own affairs in accordance with By-laws and the Constitution of your Union.
Some examples of the positions members can run and vote for include:
Stewards: These are front-line Team Members who are there as a point person to go to with questions and concerns.
Bargaining committee: These elected Team Members represent you in collective bargaining, and, along with the help of professional Unifor representatives, negotiate with the company on issues such as wages, benefits and working conditions.
Local officers: These roles include President, Vice-Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer.
Delegates: Delegates attend regional and national councils where we discuss union priorities, industry changes and strategies.