UE Convention Committees

Credentials Committee — ensures that each local is properly represented, has paid its per capita, and that each delegate's credentials are in order.

Constitution Committee — reviews and makes recommendations on proposed amendments to the union's constitution before they come to the Convention floor. All constitutional amendments adopted by the Convention are then returned to the locals for ratification before they can become effective.

Rules and Order Committee — recommends the rules required by the Convention to assure the fullest participation by the delegates.

Resolutions Committee — reviews policy resolutions submitted by UE Locals, Region Councils, and the General Executive Board. Like all other committees, it is composed of delegates from all areas of the union. This committee has the power to combine similar resolutions into a final version to be presented to the delegates. Following thorough discussion, the committee makes recommendations on the resolutions to the Convention. Resolutions are discussed and debated on the floor of the Convention before they are acted upon. Once adopted, a resolution becomes the policy of the union.

Committee on Organizing — reviews the union's organizing strategy and tactics with the Director of Organization, along with resolutions on organizing submitted to the Convention. A full report is made to the Convention, usually taking a full afternoon.

Policy Action Committee — reviews the union's Political Action and International Solidarity work, discusses resolutions submitted to the Convention concerning these areas, and develops an action program for locals to use following the Convention.

Publicity and Education Committee — discusses the resolutions submitted to the Convention that deal with publicity and education and presents a comprehensive program to the Convention for discussion and action. This committee reviews the work of the UE's Publicity Department (often referred to as the UE News Department, because it publishes the union's newspaper) and Education Department.