Members: Get 2012 District Elections Information Here
Nomination Period Begins
Nomination Petitions due into the District Office:
SEIU Healthcare PA
1500 N. 2nd St.
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Ballots mailed for any contested District Officer or Executive Board elections.
Elections for Chapter Leaders held at chapter meetings where needed.
Work Area Leader
Leadership Commitment Contracts
District Officers and Executive Board Members
Our union is a democratic organization. Members hold leadership positions at every level of our union and are elected by our co-workers.
Elections are currently being held for District Officers and Executive Board members. Chapter officers, delegates and work area leaders are also being elected in all chapters not currently in negotiations or with contracts expiring this year.
Chapters in negotiations or with contracts expiring this year will elect Chapter Officers, Delegates, and Work Area Leaders within 3 months following the negotiation of their contract. Click here for a list of these chapters.
Description of Elected Positions:
Chapter leaders -including officers, delegates and work area leaders - are responsible for overseeing the functioning of the union at a particular worksite. This includes welcoming and orienting new members, conducting labor-management meetings, maintaining chapter accounts, and communicating the union's programs to all members in the chapter.
Executive board members meet 6 times a year to oversee the overall business of the union including the union's budget and finances, recommending changes to the unions constitution and by-laws, and making decisions about the union's programs.
District officers oversee the statewide functioning of the union on a day-to-day basis and are full-time positions. Responsibilities include implementing the union's programs, supervising staff, and supporting chapter leaders.
All elected leaders are required to attend the union's Leadership Assembly.
Nominating petitions and Leadership Commitment Contracts are available for download in the purple box to the right. They must be mailed into the office and postmarked by March 7th. If only one candidate is nominated for any particular position, he/she shall be considered to have been elected without further procedures. If more than one candidate is nominated for any statewide position a mail ballot election will be held. In the case of chapter leaders, if more than one candidate is nominated, an election will be held at a chapter meeting held in the month of May.
Note: For the purposes of nominations and participation in elections, "member-in-good-standing" means any member who has paid all dues owed as of January 1, 2012.
Chapter Leader Qualifications:
Chapter Leaders must have been a member-in-good-standing for at least 6 months. In chapters or departments where no one meets this qualification, it may be waived.
Chapter Officers must be nominated by 2% of the members-in-good-standing in the chapter. Delegates and Work Area Leaders must be nominated by 2% or 2 of the members-in-good-standing in the department in which he/she seeks election – whichever is greater.
Executive Board Members:
Candidates for Executive Board Positions must have been a member-in-good-standing for at least one year.
Executive Board Members must be nominated by 2% of the members-in-good-standing of the chapter or combination of chapters the candidate seeks to represent. See this spreadsheet to find the exact number for your Executive Board Seat.
District Officer positions include: President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive-Vice President for Organizing, Executive-Vice President for Political Action, and five Vice Presidents.
Candidates for District Officer positions must have been a member-in-good-standing for at least one year.
District Officers must be nominated by 405 members-in-good-standing of the local union (equal to 2% of the membership).