CWG Executive Council Member Policy
EC Members are expected to attend and participate in at least 3 CWG EC calls per month. Limited exceptions will be made upon advance notice for reasonable absences related to paid work obligations, family/personal events, travel, and the like. Missing a significant number of CWG EC calls over a period of several months (for any reason) could be grounds for removal by EC vote.
b. Contributions & Involvement
EC members must commit to performing, on average, at least 5 hours of CWG work each week. Consistent and unexcused underperformance could be grounds for removal by EC vote.
c. Leaves of Absence
EC Members must inform the EC when they will be out of touch for an extended period of time and ensure coverage of their responsibilities during that time. Unreasonable absences and/or being absent for a substantial length of time without communication to the EC could be grounds for removal by EC vote.
EC members may take on roles in consultation with the EC, which they must fulfill. If an EC member is unable to perform that role consistently or adequately, they must delegate their work to a designee approved by the EC or inform the EC of their inability to perform that role. Consistent underperformance or failure to fulfill assigned duties could be grounds for removal by EC vote.
a. The Executive Council may, at any time, vote to remove an Executive Council member for failure to fulfill responsibilities by a two-thirds (⅔) vote of all Executive Council Members. All Executive Council Members must receive written notice of the proposed removal at least fifteen (15) calendar days in advance of the proposed vote to remove. The officer or member of the Executive Council may appeal the decision to the general dues-paying membership, who may vote to reinstate the Executive Council Member by a three-quarter (¾) vote of all members participating in the vote.
b. Executive Council Members or officers may also be removed by vote of three-quarters (3/4) of the voting general dues-paying membership if in the membership’s judgment the best interest of the Union would be served thereby. If a general member requests the removal of an Executive Council Member, an Election Committee consisting only of non-Executive Council Members shall be convened to determine process. The Executive Council Member in question must receive written notice of the proposed removal at least fifteen (15) calendar days in advance of the proposed vote to remove. The Executive Council Member in question shall have the right to publicly defend themselves before the vote. An officer who has been removed as a member of the Executive Council shall automatically be removed from office.
c. Members of the Executive Council who are removed for failure to meet the minimum requirements in the CWG Bylaws automatically forfeit their positions on the Executive Council and are not entitled to the removal procedure outlined above.