We are the Executive Board of SEIU-UHW — the highest leadership body of our union. Our primary role is to inspire and motivate our fellow SEIU-UHW members into action. We are healthcare workers from all aspects of healthcare including hospitals, clinics, in-home supportive services, and nursing homes who devote our time and talent to building teams of SEIU-UHW members within our facilities and counties to lead on ensuring better health and good jobs in California. By communicating with and challenging members, we set the vision and program of our union, and encourage our members to exercise their fullest potential.
The Executive Board consists of 324 members and a 41 member Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee includes a president, vice president, one union member for every 5,000 SEIU-UHW members by division (Hospitals, Kaiser, Home Care, Nursing Homes) and 8 additional members elected union-wide.
The Executive Committee meets monthly to implement decisions of the Executive Board.
Board members are elected by SEIU-UHW members at a ratio of 1 member for each 500 members by division and geography.
There are four financial officers and four ethics officers. They are also elected by division and are advisory to the executive board on financial and ethical matters.
[March 28, 2016] OAKLAND, Calif. – Members of SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) said today that a plan by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2022 is a major step forward …