The union is only as strong as we are. If we don’t get up and fight things stay the same with the 99% and the 1%.

~ Kim Squirrel, 32BJ Member, Western Pennsylvania

Member Resources

How 32BJ Works

We are a democratic organization of workers. Every three years we elect our leadership.

We elect unionwide officers – president, executive vice president, secretary-treasurer, assistant to the president, and five vice presidents – and at-large members to the executive board. The members in each district (see below) also elect their district leadership.

32BJ’s unionwide officers and executive board set the course for our union. And they coordinate contract, organizing, and political action campaigns across our districts to make the greatest use of our strength to advance our goals.

Most of us know 32BJ best through our own district. We are organized as follows:

Membership Meetings

32BJ holds general membership meetings twice a year, one in the spring and one in the fall, in each district. Every member is not only welcome, but strongly encouraged to attend. They say knowledge is power – and you should know what’s going on in your union.