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What is a Convention Committee?

Convention Committees are the way that a National Convention manages and processes the many resolutions that are submitted to the Convention by Locals, Sub-Locals and the UHEW National Council. Convention Committees are established by the National Council of the Union of Health and Environment Workers which appoints delegates to the various Committees.

For this year’s UHEW National Convention from August 16-21, 2021 there will be seven Convention Committees. They are Constitution, By-Laws, Finance, Collective Bargaining, General, Credentials and Nominations. The National President, in consultation with the National Council will appoint delegates to the various Committees and ensure in that process that all regions are represented.

Each of these Committees (with the exception of the Nominations Committee which will only deal with the elections portion of Convention and the Credentials Committee which only reports on the numbers of accredited delegates, observers and guests to Convention) will debate and deliberate each resolution that is referred to them for their consideration. Then, they will make a recommendation to the full National Convention on how they believe the resolution should be handled. Normally that recommendation will be to either support (a recommendation of Concurrence) or not support (a recommendation of Non-Concurrence) each individual resolution. They can also combine, divide or amend resolutions but cannot change the intent of the resolution that has been submitted.

The Convention Committees will meet prior to Convention the week of May 31-June3, 2021. They will deal with all resolutions and prepare a report that will be provided to Convention delegates in time for them for review the recommendations prior to Convention. At the National Convention each Committee will be given some time to present its recommendations and the delegates can then debate and discuss the Committee recommendations.

There will be more information coming soon on Convention Committees. Stay tuned.


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