Shop Stewards and Officers are elected every two years to form our Executive Council (EC). The EC is the governing body of UCATS and meets once a month. The current term runs from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2019. Our next election cycle will begin in January 2019 with an announcement of the election to our members and the publication of the responsibilities of council members. That will be followed by a membership meeting where members nominate the people they wish to represent them on the EC. An Election Committee will follow up with each nominee to confirm that they wish to serve on the council for two years if elected. The election will conclude in April. In the meantime, if you wish to be elected to the council we recommend that you join our Mailing/Activist Teams, attend membership meetings, and read Momentum. In so doing, you will acquaint yourself with current issues and get to know many of the members with whom you will serve on the EC.