Every four years our International Union has a convention where delegates from SEIU Locals meet to decide the policies and plans for our Union, and to elect International Union officers. The election of delegates is determined by the SEIU Constitution and Bylaws, which dictate the procedures that Locals must follow in order to have voting delegates at the Convention.
The 2020 SEIU Convention will be held in Chicago from April 24-27. Local 99 is entitled to 31 delegates. Per the Local 99 Constitution and Bylaws and by action taken by the Local 99 Executive Board, these 31 delegates are allocated as follows
Five (5) delegates are “ex officio” and are filled by the elected officers of the Local (Executive Director, President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary);
The remaining delegates are allocated by Industry Division, as follows:
|Los Angeles Unified School District||5|
|Small Public K-12 (Compton, Hacienda La Puente, Lynwood, Montague Charter Academy, Pleasant Valley, Santa Monica Malibu, The Accelerated Schools, Torrance Unified School Districts)||4|
|Early Education (Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Options)||4|
|Higher Education (Los Angeles County Community College District, Ventura County Community College District)||4|
|County Office of Education (LACOE)||4|
Elections for the Industry Division delegates will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 10:00 am in the Local 99 Main Office (2724 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015). Elections will be held by Industry Division, with a secret ballot for contested elections.
In order to be nominated for an Industry Division delegate seat, you must have been a member in continuous good standing for the past two years and currently employed in the Industry Division. You may nominate yourself or be nominated by another member. On-line nominations are open through 10:00 am on March 7, and nominations will also be taken from the floor prior to voting on March 7. You must be present on March 7 to vote. However, nominees need not be present to be elected.