Autonomous local unions are at the very heart of our union democracy. Union affairs are conducted in a way that involves the greatest participation possible of our members and their involvement at every step of the decision making process.
Some locals are single employer locals while others are composite locals made up of numerous certifications or bargaining units of different employers.
All decisions that relate to the election of officers, the objectives to be pursued in negotiations, budgetary considerations and finances, as well as the direction the union will take, are debated and voted on by the members at bargaining unit meetings, local meetings and conventions.
It is a fundamental principle at SEPB-Québec that union democracy be at the very core of our organization and that it be based upon a free and open exchange of ideas.