Get Involved

Our union is only as strong as we make it. We are an extremely diverse group of workers, and want to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard and represented in GEU.

Active participation is key! Here are some ways you can get involved:

Become a Union Steward for your Department

Stewards serve as the link between the broader membership and GEU leadership and are critical to building an active and involved union in our workplace. They help build a strong union presence in their department, provide information about union actions and events to their coworkers, and relay information about departmental issues to other GEU activists.

Join a Union Committee

GEU currently has four working committees dedicated to building our strength as a union during our first contract. All committees are open, contact us if you are interested in learning more or coming to a meeting.

  • Contract Action Team is a group of Stewards who are building a campaign to support contract negotiations, apply pressure to administration, and empower and engage our members. The CAT drives membership recruitment and organized union actions such as rallies, public meetings, pickets, and social events.
  • Communications Committee works on our union newsletter, website, social media and all internal and external communications that keep our members informed and the public aware of our campaigns. e : communications@pdxgeu.org
  • Equity Committee is committed to building an equitable union that is accessible and representative of our constituents at all levels.
  • Constitution and Bylaws Committee is researching and developing the fundamental principles and specific rules of guidance which govern our union’s operation in a democratic and equitable way.

Yes, contact me about getting involved in GEU!