Executive Director Candidate - Leslie Frane

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Use this topic to discuss the candicacy of Executive Director.


"An intractable problem can only be resolved by stepping beyond conventional solutions." — Ozymandias

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Re: Executive Director Candidate - Leslie Frane

Let's record the candidate statement for posterity, and accountability.

I'm Leslie Frane. I'm proud to be our Union's current Executive Director and I'd be honored to be re-elected for another term.

Our union has accomplished a lot in recent years:

  • We've made major strides toward fair wages and benefits for all our members.
  • We've involved more members and leaders in union activity and strengthened the locals that make up Local 503.
  • We've doubled in size, by organizing thousands of new members into the union.
  • We've become a political powerhouse with recognized clout and the savvy to exercise it strategically.

If you re-elect me, I'll work tirelessly to continue our progress. I'll apply my integrity and tenacity toward reaching our goal of justice and dignity for all working people.

I hope you will vote for me and also for the rest of the Four for the Future Team: Linda Burgin for President, Sonya Reichwein for Vice President, and Barbara Casey for Secretary-Treasurer.

Together, we will be a united leadership team that stands for:

  • United leadership with integrity and commitment
  • Member involvement in every aspect of our union
  • Strong contracts, with zealous contract enforcement and ceaseless efforts to win fair working conditions
  • Political power, with a focus on holding politicians accountable to the working men and women who elect them
  • Continued growth, to strengthen our members' collective voice
  • Transparency and democracy in union decision making and financial management
  • A talented staff that mentors and supports member leaders
  • Increased influence for workers in decisions about how our work is done so we can deliver the highest possible quality of service

With both a proven track record and a bold vision for the future, I hope to provide the leadership SEIU Local 503, OPEU needs to take on the significant challenges we'll face in the next two years.

It would be a privilege to be re-elected, so that together, we can confront these challenges, build a stronger union and win for our members.

It then goes on to list 24 Local Presidents that backed Leslie for re-election.


"An intractable problem can only be resolved by stepping beyond conventional solutions." — Ozymandias

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