The Local Union Equity Fund was created to encourage and support local unions who wish to step up their work on equity issues. The fund aims to broaden the work of equity-deserving groups within the Union and encourage more local unions to dedicate time and resources to equity campaigns and initiatives.
The union will be allocating $250,000 for the first year of the project, which will support projects in 2024.
The fund may be used for new equity initiatives only and cannot be used to make donations to outside organizations or individuals. Twice annually, a committee, appointed by the National President will review proposals to determine which initiatives will receive funding taking into account equitable distribution amongst equity deserving groups and regions.
Local unions wishing to submit projects for consideration must fill and submit this form prior to the application deadlines.
For projects taking place in 2024, there are two deadlines for applications:
- Friday December 15, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET
- Friday May 3, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET
The National President will appoint a review committee tasked with reviewing all applications submitted. The committee will evaluate the projects and make recommendations for allocated funds to the National President.
Appointments to the Committee will be reviewed at least annually and the Terms of Reference that established the Fund and the Committee will be reviewed every three years.
The Committee will also work with the union’s equity departments to disseminate information on the fund and on the criteria for funding consideration to ensure that all interested local unions have an opportunity to apply.
The National President will provide an annual report to the National Executive Board on selected projects funded through the Local Union Equity Fund.
For more information on the fund or the application process, please email us.