[caption id="attachment_8950" align="alignnone" width="300"]CONVENTION TIMES: Good times were on the menu at the Local 888 event. From left, Mary-Anne Carty, field rep David Nagle and Local 888 Executive Board member Teresa Riordan.[/caption]
Local 888 members at Convention 2018 adopted four resolutions, including one that sets up benchmarks to ensure “Local 888 will continue to win the good wages and benefits, and ‘just cause’ protections our members need.”
Other resolutions called for increasing member participation in electoral politics, organizing more workers and setting all future wage proposals at no less than 5 percent per year.
The “Resolution on Benchmarks that Define Local 888’s Success” takes aim at the new “open shop” for public sector workers resulting from the U.S. Supreme Court’s anti-union Janus decision. The resolution notes that Local 888’s Executive Board has set the following benchmarks:
- Identify hundreds of new rank-and-file member-leaders.
- Ensure new hires get union orientation and join our union.
- Follow up on every member who considers dropping out.
- Engage members through the online “Members Portal.”
For the full text of the convention’s resolutions, see //www.seiu888.org/resolutions/