UPEC HQ – The UPEC Executive Board met for their monthly meeting August 19th and considered several candidates to fill the vacant Regional Leader positions. In the June General Membership Meeting, members approved moving forward with the Regional Leadership Council plan proposed by Business Manager Chris Darker.
The Board appointed the following UPEC members for Regional Leader.
Sarah Walker Glenn-Colusa Regional Leadership Council
Orlando McElmurry Lassen Regional Leadership Council
Joy Johnson Modoc Regional Leadership Council
Tony Maldenado San Francisco Regional Leadership Council
“I am pleased that we have moved this new structure forward swiftly and look forward to seeing more members involved in their Union. We are planning two Regional meetings before the end of this calendar year and two more before the May 2018 election cycle.”, said Darker.
There are eleven (11) Regional Leadership Councils that will meet 4 times annually. The eleven Regional Leaders will meet with the UPEC Executive Board quarterly to communicate the business of their Regional Councils. The first meeting of the Regional Leaders will be on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Regional meetings have already occurred in Lassen, Glenn-Colusa and Butte Regions and have been well received by the Bargaining Unit Leaders. There were no candidates for Siskiyou Regional Leader which will be led by Labor Relations Representative Ron Copeland until filled. The newly appointed Regional leaders will serve through the next Local 792 election in May 2018.