GET INVOLVED IN YOUR UNION!
You are the Union and the Union is YOU!
Member involvement makes the wheels of COGS turn: every member giving a little creates our strength. Committee activity is one important, enjoyable, and easy way to contribute... consider joining a COGS committee! Work with COGS members from across campus!
Below is a list of committees and their contact people. Please e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call COGS at 337-5074 to inquire about or join a committee!
|Committee||Activities||Suggested time commitment||Contact|
|Press & Publicity||Keeps members up to date on the union's activities and documents the life of the organization by maintaining the union web site, serving as a liason to the media, distributing posters, and publishing the union newsletter, COGNITION.||
1 hr./ month for Poster Crew (put up posters on COGS bulletin boards)
3-4 hrs./month for press releases and COGNITION production or website maintenance.
|Unity||Helps to ensure that differences of race, gender, sexual orientation, and class origin do not divide us, as our struggle for dignity and improved working conditions unites us.||3-4 hrs./month|
|Organizing||Informs non-members about COGS and encourages them to join. Organizers visit non-members in their offices and homes, assist stewards in organizing departments, and produce organizing literature.||3-4 hrs./month|
|Political Action||Tracks and alerts members to proposed legislation and other political action that will impact us and all public employees, and organizes our response.||2-3 hrs./month|
|Labor Solidarity||Builds bonds and communication channels with other unions, with campuses across the nation, and with the larger labor movement.||3-4 hrs./month|
|Social||Plans events that build understanding and friendships among members across departments, nationalities, and backgrounds, and thus solidifies the social foundation that helps keep the union vital and growing.||1-2 hrs./month|