Meet the Members Leading Members Slate!


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Remzi Jaos

President

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Alistair “Rob” Greenidge

Secretary Treasurer

DIST. 204 Lyons Township

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Teresa “Jill” Philips

Vice President

Tollway

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Martha Webb

Vice President

Cook County


Five Vice Presidents at Large

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Merle Herren

Aurora

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Summer Alexander

C.P.S.

 
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Denise Hunter

Bellwood

 
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Gloria Alvarez

Joliet Catholic

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Alice Nowicki

School District 130


For three years now, our members have suffered from the out-of-state trustees’ inability to provide effective leadership in contract negotiations, representation, and political engagement. They took away your membership meetings and cheated In last year’s election, denying you the right to select your leadership!

Now is the time to have your voices heard!

Vote for Members Leading Members!

Ballots are mailed on October 16th!

If you don’t receive a ballot by October 23rd , please call 1-888-317-1906 and ask for a replacement ballot!

Here is our promise to our members.

Please read our four-point-plan below.

Members Leading Members Slate is predominantly comprised of rank and file members, who are or once were Union Stewards and Union leaders at their respective work sites and have joined together to fight to save our Local.

Collectively, we have many years of experience organizing, empowering and representing members. This leadership team has firsthand knowledge on what many of our members’ needs are and if elected we intend on addressing those needs.

Our 4 point plan outlines how we intend to restore transparency, collective bargaining power, respect, and most importantly member involvement and pride in their Union.

In order to restore Local 73 to legitimacy and set a new standard of effectiveness, members need a team with a plan.

  1. Negotiate strong collective bargaining agreements.

    • Our members deserve the best and brightest contract negotiators working for them to protect gains they have worked so hard for, and negotiate stronger future contracts with the best wage increases and benefits possible. When we are elected, it is our plan to train Local 73 staff, hire new staff where needed, and fully support staff in these duties by providing them with Local 73 resources.

  2. Effective unit representation.

    • We’ll take the necessary steps to ensure that members are represented properly, from the beginning of the grievance process up to and including arbitration. We will put the full force of the Union legal team to work for you. We will hold representatives and organizers accountable to return members phone calls within 24 hours.

  3. Internal and external organizing.

    • External Organizing: externally, we should be working every day to organize the unorganized. It is essential to our continued strength and power as a strong Union to grow. Because, if we are not growing we are slowly dying. This is what we believe is currently happening, their is no urgency to grow our Union and the Members Leading Members Officers will not continue this practice which is deteriorating our strength by neglecting this most important aspect of our Union. Union Leaders will go to bat for groups and individuals vulnerable to management manipulation, working tirelessly to organize these workers.

    • Internal Organizing: internally, we’ll work to ensure member awareness about Janus, a Supreme Court case that has made Fair Share dues collection illegal and drastically weakened the power of unions in fighting for workers’ rights, pension and benefits. What does Janus mean? Some workers in your work site will not be required to pay Union dues and the members who do pay Union dues will be carrying workers who do not pay any dues but receive the same benefits as those members who paid to be Unionized. It is one of the most damaging U.S. Supreme Court decisions that exists against worker strength. We’ll leverage all of the power of Local 73 to ensure members are educated and organized to confront this critical Supreme Court decision. It is imperative that we engage and mobilize our members to take action against this and other threats to workers. We will train and work with member leaders and stewards to build power at each and every work site. Under the direction of the leadership each Division will be responsible for:

      • Developing a communication plan and network so that all members have information available to them and know what is going on in their Union. This plan will include membership meetings, modern technology (Twitter, Instagram, etc.), work site specific literature, regular work site visits and more.

      • Engaging, developing and training members and member leaders to build strength at their work sites.

      • Build in accountability measures so staff understand that members are the most valuable resource the Union has and the importance of respecting them.

  4. Political Engagement and Community Involvement.

    • Our union is predominately city, county, municipal, and state workers. Therefore, we will engage in rigorous political advocacy at every level in order to educate our members about campaigns that are labor friendly. This means having a political director and a lobbyist to advocate on behalf of our members full-time both in the Chicago land area and downstate.

    • We’ll be actively involved in community advocacy efforts, leveraging the voice of the Local to be a positive force for a range of causes. Committees will be developed for members who are interested in these causes which include: Fighting for immigration rights, support for Black Lives Matter, and our continued fights for women and LGBTQ+ rights. Although this is an extensive list of battles, our members will have our utmost support in taking care of their needs and priorities.

Elections are still coming up for Local 73 starting on October 16th!

Dear Member,

By now you should have received by mail a document titled “OFFICER NOMINATION AND ELECTION NOTICE” from SEIU Local 73.

You have received this document because the election is being re-run by the U.S. Department of Labor due to the illegal actions by Dian Palmer’s slate in the 2018 election. Members Leading Members fought hard to challenge her illegal actions and ultimately, we were successful in getting a new and fair election.

Please read this important document carefully.

Starting October 16th, 2019, you will have the opportunity to vote by mail-in ballot for Members Leading Members.

For the past three years, Dian Palmer has run the union into the ground by not representing you, and as a result a record number of members have decertified due to frustration. As members leave, the union becomes less effective for everyone else.

Local 73 members have given Dian Palmer a chance for three years and she has failed them by lying, cheating, and self-dealing.

Most members will put up with a lot, because they understand the big challenges faced by unions, but members draw the line at their leadership lying and cheating. Dian Palmer has lost the trust of the membership of Local 73. To date, Palmer has taken no responsibility as a leader for her former executive board member that cheated in last year’s officer election.

This is your opportunity to show Dian Palmer that you will not be disrespected and that you demand better from your union leaders.

Members Leading Members is a reform slate made up of members just like you, fighting for strong contracts, powerful organizing, vigorous member representation, and an aggressive political program. You have the chance to stand up for the union you deserve. You have another opportunity this October 16th, 2019 to vote for Leaders who you trust and will fight for you.

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The U.S. Department of Labor forces Local 73 to re-run election due to Dian Palmer's slate cheating

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Dear member,

By now you should have received by mail a document titled “OFFICER NOMINATION AND ELECTION NOTICE” from SEIU Local 73.

You have received this document because the election is being re-run by the U.S. Department of Labor due to the illegal actions by Dian Palmer’s slate in the 2018 election. Members Leading Members fought hard to challenge her illegal actions and ultimately, we were successful in getting a new and fair election. Please read this important document carefully.

Starting October 16th, 2019, you will have the opportunity to vote by mail-in ballot for Members Leading Members.

For the past three years, Dian Palmer has run the union into the ground by not representing you, and as a result a record number of members want to get rid of the union. As members leave due to frustration, the union becomes less effective for everyone else.

Local 73 members have given Dian Palmer a chance for three years and she has failed them by lying, cheating, and self-dealing.

Most members will put up with a lot, because they understand the big challenges faced by unions, but members draw the line at their leadership lying and cheating. Dian Palmer has lost the trust of the membership of Local 73. To date, Palmer has taken no responsibility as a leader for her executive board member that cheated in last year’s officer election.

This is your opportunity to show Dian Palmer that you will not be disrespected and that you demand better from your union leaders.

Members Leading Members is a reform slate made up of members just like you, fighting for strong contracts, powerful organizing, vigorous member representation, and an aggressive political program. You have the chance to stand up for the union you deserve. You have another opportunity this October 16th, 2019 to vote for Leaders who you trust and will fight for you.


What we stand for:


Join the fight for a better future!

Members Leading Members is comprised of rank-and-file members just like yourself, living paycheck to paycheck.

In order to run a successful campaign against Dian Palmer and the out of town trustees backed by the international union, we need donations for campaign literature such as mailers, emails, paper, ink, and much more.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take back your union and service the members by empowering them to determine their own future.

Every penny you donate will be used to educate members through campaigning about our union.

¡El Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. Obliga al Local 73 a volver a organizar las elecciones debido al engaño de la lista de Dian Palmer!

Querido Miembro,

A estas alturas ya debería haber recibido por correo un documento titulado “AVISO DE NOMINACIÓN Y ELECCIÓN DEL OFICIAL” del SEIU Local 73.

Recibió este documento porque el Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. Está volviendo a organizar las elecciones debido a las acciones ilegales de la lista de Dian Palmer en las elecciones de 2018. Miembros Delanteros a Miembros lucharon arduamente para desafiar las acciones ilegales y, en última instancia, tuvimos éxito en obtener una elección nueva y justa. Lea este importante documento detenidamente.

A partir del 16 de Octubre de 2019, tendrá la oportunidad de vote por boleta por correo para Miembros Delanteros a Miembros.

Durante los últimos tres años, Dian Palmer ha derribado al sindicato al no representarlo y, como resultado, un número récord de miembros quiere deshacerse del sindicato. A medida que los miembros se van debido a la frustración, el sindicato se vuelve menos efectivo para todos los demás.

Los miembros de la Local 73 le han dado una oportunidad a Dian Palmer durante tres años y ella les ha fallado al mentir, engañar y tratar de sí mismo.

La mayoría de los miembros soportarán mucho, porque entienden los grandes desafíos que enfrentan los sindicatos, pero los miembros trazan la línea de su liderazgo mintiendo y engañando. Dian Palmer ha perdido la confianza de la membresía del Local 73. Hasta la fecha, Palmer no ha asumido ninguna responsabilidad como líder de su miembro de la junta ejecutiva que engañó en la elección de oficiales del año pasado.

Esta es su oportunidad de mostrarle a Dian Palmer que no será faltado al respeto y que exige mejores de sus líderes sindicales.

Miembros Delanteros a Miembros (Members Leading Members) es una lista de reforma compuesta por miembros como usted, que luchan por contratos sólidos, organización poderosa, representación de miembros vigorosa y un programa político agresivo. Tienes la oportunidad de defender la unión que mereces. Tienes otra oportunidad este 16 de Octubre de 2019 para votar por los líderes en los que confías y que lucharán por ti.



¡Únete a la lucha por un futuro mejor!

Miembros Que Lideran a Los Miembros se componen de miembros de rango como usted, que viven de cheque en cheque.

Para llevar a cabo una campaña exitosa contra Dian Palmer y los fideicomisarios fuera de el estado respaldados por la unión internacional, necesitamos donaciones para la literatura de la campaña, como correos, correos electrónicos, papel, tinta y mucho más.

Esta es una oportunidad única en la vida para recuperar su sindicato y servir a los miembros al capacitarlos para determinar su propio futuro.

Cada centavo que done se usará para educar a los miembros a través de campañas sobre nuestro sindicato.

Local 73 Officer Election is on its way!


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You made history! With your help, Members Leading Members ran against the out-of- town trustees in the October 2018 Union election, the first contested election in over 30 years.

The out-of-town trustees couldn't endure the possibility of losing, so they broke the law, cheated, and got caught. The Members Leading Members slate fought for you and justice prevailed. On the wave of this victory for justice, Members Leading Members is moving forward fighting for the union you deserve.

Members Leading Members is a reform slate made up of members just like you, fighting for strong contacts, powerful organizing, vigorous member representation, and an aggressive political program. You have the chance to stand up for the union you deserve. You have another opportunity to vote for the Members Leading Members.

Ballots will be mailed on October 16, 2019. Every vote counts and your vote is your voice for a powerful union. Vote for Members Leading Members!


Members Leading Members

“Accept Nothing Less”

Join the fight for a better future!

Members Leading Members is comprised of rank-and-file members just like yourself, living paycheck to paycheck.

In order to run a successful campaign against Dian Palmer and the out of town trustees backed by the international union, we need donations for campaign literature such as mailers, emails, paper, ink, and much more.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take back your union and service the members by empowering them to determine their own future.

Every penny you donate will be used to educate members through campaigning about our union.

¡La elección del oficial local 73 está en camino!


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¡Hiciste historia! Con su ayuda, los Miembros Que Lideran a Los Miembros (Members Leading Members) se enfrentaron a los fideicomisarios de fuera de el estado en las elecciones sindicales de Octubre de 2018, la primera elección impugnada en más de 30 años.

Los fideicomisarios de fuera de el estado no podían soportar la posibilidad de perder, por lo que violaron la ley, hicieron trampa y fueron atrapados. La lista de candidatos Miembros Que Lideran a Los Miembros luchó por usted y prevaleció la justicia. En la ola de esta victoria por la justicia, Miembros Que Lideran a Los Miembros están avanzando en la lucha por el sindicato que usted merece. 

Miembros Que Lideran a Los Miembros (Members Leading Members) es una lista de candidatos de reforma compuesta por miembros como usted, que luchan por contactos fuertes, organización poderosa, representación de miembros vigorosa y un programa político agresivo. Tienes la oportunidad de defender la unión que le mereces. Tiene otra oportunidad de votar por los Miembros Que Lideran a Los Miembros. 

Las boletas se enviarán por correo el 16 de octubre de 2019. Cada voto cuenta y su voto es su voz para un sindicato poderoso. ¡Vote por los Miembros Que Lideran a Los Miembros (Members Leading Members)!


Miembros Que Lideran a Los Miembros

"No aceptes nada menos"

¡Únete a la lucha por un futuro mejor!

Miembros Que Lideran a Los Miembros se componen de miembros de rango como usted, que viven de cheque en cheque. 

Para llevar a cabo una campaña exitosa contra Dian Palmer y los fideicomisarios fuera de el estado respaldados por la unión internacional, necesitamos donaciones para la literatura de la campaña, como correos, correos electrónicos, papel, tinta y mucho más. 

Esta es una oportunidad única en la vida para recuperar su sindicato y servir a los miembros al capacitarlos para determinar su propio futuro. 

Cada centavo que done se usará para educar a los miembros a través de campañas sobre nuestro sindicato.

Election Update: Please Donate!

Election Update: 06/29/19

The department of labor has ordered the out-of-town trustees to have new elections within the next three months due to the fact that they cheated in last year's election. Members Leading Members has fought in federal court to bring you true democracy and a choice.

For three years now, the out-of-town trustees have run the local into the ground by negotiating substandard contracts and not representing the members the way they deserve to be represented. This is your final stand to take back your union from liars, cheaters, and self-dealing individuals controlled by the international union. Please donate $20 to the cause and help us cover the cost of yet another election.

Join the fight for a better future!

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Members Leading Members is comprised of rank-and-file members just like yourself, living paycheck to paycheck.

In order to run a successful campaign against Dian Palmer and the out of town trustees backed by the international union, we need donations for campaign literature such as mailers, emails, paper, ink, and much more.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take back your union and service the members by empowering them to determine their own future.

Every penny you donate will be used for member outreach through campaigning about our union.