April 11 through April 13, 2017, your Local Council Leaders will attend the Spring 2017 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC). This meeting will be held in Chicago at the Hyatt Rosemont, 6350 N. River Road Rosemont, IL 60018. Your Local Council President, joined by the 15 other Presidents from around our system, will address the business of our Union and the issues that are important to you.
At this upcoming United MEC Meeting, the United AFA MEC Officers will provide updates on issues they have been working on in the time interval from our last meeting.
Also, elections for MEC Officers and many MEC Committees will be conducted at this meeting. Election information, including qualifications and responsibilities of each position, is available on the MEC Election Page of our website.
All active Members in good standing who choose to run for one of the positions listed on the MEC Elections page should submit a resume and/or a signed “Willingness to Serve” statement, preferably fifteen days prior to the election date, to the United MEC Secretary/Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Willingness to Serve Statements should not include personal information or employment history, as they will be posted on the United MEC website for viewing by the Membership. Resume information, if desired, should be in a separate document. Interested candidates are encouraged, but not required, to give an in-person interview at the MEC meeting where the elections will be conducted. Any candidate who wishes to appear for an interview must do so at their personal expense.
We encourage Members to see our democratic process in action by attending your Local Council meetings and, if you are in the Chicago area, the MEC Meeting. Schedule times for your Local Council’s meeting and the MEC Meeting agenda will be posted on our website.