Council 25 Committees

Cities and Counties Coordinating Committee

This committee has been formed to maintain effective representation through shared information and experience between local unions representing city and county employees. Through the committee, local unions share bargaining information arising from contract administration, including their grievance procedures and arbitration.

College and University Coordinating Committee (CUCC) 

This committee has been formed to maintain effective representation through shared information and experience between local unions representing employees of colleges, community colleges, and universities.  Through the committee, local unions share bargaining information arising from contract administration, including their grievance procedures and arbitration.

Community Mental Health

This committee has been formed to maintain effective representation through shared information and experience between local unions representing community mental health employees.  Through the committee, local unions share bargaining information arising from contract administration, including their grievance procedures and arbitration.

Community Services Committee

This committee has been formed to provide support and assistance to members during times of crisis ranging from layoff or other job loss through substance abuse or financial problems to catastrophic illness or bereavement.  The committee arranges educational and training opportunities for activists, and cooperates extensively with community-based agencies and employee assistance programs, in addition to administering the Council 25 Member Assistance Fund.

Institutional Unit Coordinating Committee

This committee has been formed to maintain effective representation through shared information and experience between local unions representing employees of state-run institutions under the Michigan Civil Service System.  Through the committee, local unions share bargaining information and strategies, and information arising from contract administration, including their grievance procedures and arbitration.

Privatization

We believe that public services are best provided by organized, professional public workers.  The politically fashionable trend toward privatization often produces reduces or unreliable services, cost overruns, and lack of accountability as public assets and services are transferred to private, for profit contractors.  This committee works to educate our members on issues relating to privatization, and to provide them the skills and resources they need to oppose privatization efforts successfully.  In addition, the committee conducts outreach efforts to warn the taxpaying public of the risks of privatization.

Roads Coordinating Committee

This committee has been formed to maintain effective representation through shared information and experience between local unions representing employees who build and maintain the roads, highways, and related infrastructure.  Through the committee, local unions share bargaining information and strategies, and information arising from contract administration, including their grievance procedures and arbitration.

Schools Coordinating Committee

This committee has been formed to maintain effective representation through shared information and experience between local unions representing public school district employees. Through the committee, local unions share bargaining information and strategies, and information arising from contract administration, including their grievance procedures and arbitration.

Skilled Trades Coordinating Committee

This committee has been formed to maintain effective representation through shared information and experience between local unions representing skilled trades employees.  Through the committee, local unions share bargaining information and strategies, and information arising from contract administration, including their grievance procedures and arbitration.

Women’s Committee

This committee advocates policies and contractual language of concern to women, including elimination of dead-end jobs, wage inequities, sexual discrimination, and sexual harassment, as well as to educate members in leadership skills and encourage involvement in the workplace, the union, and the community.

Youth Committee

All too often, our public schools fail to teach labor history as a part of human history. When unions enter into this selective view of history, the focus is typically on strikes or violence. The Youth Committee reaches out to children and young people who have not yet entered the workforce, to help them understand the labor movement and our union, and to involve them in our union’s educational and scholarship programs. Very often, this turns out to be a lot of fun, too!