UE policy is set by rank-and-file delegates to our biennial national convention in the form of resolutions that are discussed and debated on the convention floor. Resolutions are submitted by UE local unions, regional councils and the UE General Executive Board. UE policies are revised at each convention.
The policy of our union represents a fundamental agreement between UE local unions to work and stand together on a variety of issues. It is a voluntary agreement; there is no "enforcement power" held by the national union. On the other hand, the willingness of UE locals to live up to the agreement they've reached with each other has been the source of our strength as a national union since UE was founded in 1936.
In between conventions, the elected General Executive Board and national officers issue statements applying UE policy to specific issues of the day.