Building Representatives

SEA will update this page periodically with updates for Building Representatives

Click here for the 2021-2022 Rep Council Calendar

New Building Rep Structure

Last spring, the Rep Council voted to change the SEA by-laws to revise the duties of Building Reps. The existing language didn’t adequately address the reality of what Reps did, and those duties didn’t explicitly mention membership, which must be one of our top priorities. Without a primary focus on membership, we lose our power as a collective.

We know that Building Reps are essential to SEA. They are the first contact for membership when they have questions about SEA and the CBA. Historically, Building Reps have been responsible for everything from CBA questions, communicating Union updates, and recruiting new members. All three of these responsibilities are vital to the collective power we must maintain. To be successful in all three areas the Rep Council voted to revise the roles of building reps last spring.

Building reps will be elected to fill 3 primary focus areas:

  • Membership 
  • Communications
  • Advocacy

Learn more about the new structure 

Are you interested in becoming a SEA Rep in your building or just want to learn more about it?

Attend a Zoom Info Session to educate and answer questions about this new structure for anyone considering running for a building rep position. To accommodate people’s busy schedules there are two times scheduled:

Building Rep Nomination and Election Info October 2021

Elections for building reps will be done electronically. Each eligible member will receive email notifications of nominations and election information at the time they open.

Timeline:

Sept 21 - Zoom Information Session 4:15 pm

Sept 23 - Zoom Information Session 4:15 pm

Sept 29 - Nominations Open - 4:15 pm

October 11 - Nominations Close 5:00 pm

October 18 - Elections Open 8:00 am

October 29 - Elections Close 5:00 pm

November 4 - Run off election open 8:00 am (if required)

November 5 - Run off election close 5:00 pm (if required)

FAQs

How many reps can one building have? 

There can be one rep per 20 members and this will be based off SEA's current membership data. Here is the list with the numbers the SEA office uses. 

If I move schools, am I still the Building Rep? 

No, you must be elected by your building's membership. 

Who is my Building Rep?

Will be updated soon for the 20-21 year

Communications

Reps work with the SEA office and leadership through email updates, Rep Council meeting and on our Teams group