The UNW is made up of 23 Locals
Members are assigned to a Local according to the bargaining unit to which they belong or the Department and Community where they work.
(Click to see a visual graphic of our UNW Local Structure)
Members have direct access to the Union's decision making process through the Locals. Members can take part in union programs, receive education, draft and vote on recommendations taken to Conventions and can be elected to Local, regional and UNW executives. Local members can be selected to attend the UNW’s triennial conventions.
Each Local has an elected volunteer executive. A group of Locals within a geographic, political or economic area makes up a Region. There are seven regions in the UNW. Each Region has an elected Regional Vice President chosen by the Region's members. Their term of office is three years. Election results are announced at the UNW Triennial Convention which is held every third year. Regional Vice Presidents are the political representatives in the Regions and form the UNW Executive.
What Local am I in?
Not sure which Local you belong to? Check this list:
Then go to the drop down menu at the top of this page to locate your Local's page.
Resources for Locals:
RESOURCES FOR LOCALS (information, documents, and manuals for Local Executive members)
UNW Training Page (information on courses and mentorship)
"Visiting Presidents" Rotation List for Full Executive Meetings
The UNW Full Executive meets formally a minimum of three times a year. There is a rotation list of Local Presidents who are invited to attend the Full Executive Meetings. Visiting Presidents have full voice at these meetings, but no vote. They are also welcome to attend Executive committee meetings as observers.
Visiting Presidents will be contacted approximately 3-4 weeks before the meeting. If any member wishes to observe a Full Executive Meeting, they are welcome to do so. Please contact the Director of Finance and Administration a couple of weeks in advance of the meeting for more information.
(Any related expenses for observers to a FEM would be the responsibility of the member or the Local.)