Published: December 9, 2020

SEIU Committee Interest Forms are due by 12/15. See synopsis of our union’s standing Committees below. Reach out to your Organizer, Ricardo Varela, if interested in an appointment to any of the following:

Rules Committee  promotes consistency in the union’s governing documents, makes recommendations to the Board, and works with sublocals to ensure governing documents are consistent with those of the union bylaws and laws.
Member Representation Committee recommends Board action on matters concerning election challenges, charges against members, removal of officers, allegations of a breach of the union’s duty of fair representation, internal union disputes, and contract ratification procedures. 
Union Finance Committee  develops plans for adequately financing the union, presents an annual budget to the Board, regularly reviews the fiscal operation of the union, and reviews and recommends funding requests
Stewards’ Committee coordinates steward activities statewide. The committee plans regular training and a biennial conference, provides stewards’ training, periodically surveys stewards to determine training needs, coordinates with sublocal and union to provide appropriate recognition for stewards.  
Operations Committee evaluates existing operations and procedures of the Union and, as needed, develops plans to improve processes in order to reduce expenses and/or increase efficiency. 
Member Benefits Committee recommends Board action on benefit programs, policy positions on insurance programs, and maintenance, betterment and promotion of Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Staff Screening Committee reviews applications, participates in interviews and makes recommendations for hiring permanent union positions
Civil and Human Rights Committee monitors and promotes the union’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and supports caucuses; administers the Latinx, Lavender (LQTBQI), African/American (AFRAM), Indigenous Peoples, and the Asian, Desi and Pacific Islander, Women of Color caucuses to build a strong power base for pursuing issues of cultural diversity.
Member/Local Union Organizing Committee designs and supports programs in which members work on behalf of the union while on leave or release from their current employment. 
Hardship Committee sets standards and criteria for local Hardship Committees for providing limited and short-term assistance to members. 
Committee to Protect Injured Workers organizes, educates and mobilizes around the issues of Workers’ Compensation, insurance, safety and health.
Pension and Thrift Committee monitors the plan implementation and pension funds investment of the SEIU Local 503, OPEU staff Retirement Plan. 
Fight Contracting Out Committee is charged with developing expertise in how to fight privatization and acts as a rapid response team to assist in fighting any contracting out efforts.
Climate Justice Committee  creates public and union awareness of the Union’s commitment to climate justice policies, develops and provides climate justice training programs, promotes climate justice and environmental sustainability related to affected members, works with C&HR Committee and caucuses, fights for climate justice for all and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors