The next UALE Board election will be held on Wednesday, May 26 during our 2021 Virtual Conference. You MUST be a UALE member to vote in the election and/or to run for a seat on the Board. Nominations chair is Darby Frye – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Executive Board is the elected governing body of United Association for Labor Education.
According to our Constitution, the E-Board meets at least twice per year, typically in the spring (on conference years we meet during the conference) and the fall. In practice, we meet several additional times via conference call.
Meetings of the E-Board are normally open to all members in good standing of the Association to attend. (Of course, members of UALE who are not E-Board members do not have a vote in these meetings.) However, the E-Board may go into executive session to discuss issues not appropriate to public session.
The E-Board is made up of 16 people:
- The 5 officers of the Association: President, Vice President representing University programs, Vice President representing Unions, Treasurer, and Secretary
- One representative from each of our four regions (Northeast, South, Midwest and West), elected by the members from their regions.
- Six members elected at large. Among these six, there must be at least one of each of the following: 1) a director from a university or college labor center; 2) a director from a union labor education department, and 3.) a community based labor educator.
- A liaison from the Labor Studies Journal Editorial Board.
Executive Board members are elected for two-year terms at the biennial conference.