The PEA Executive has finalized the PEA's strategic plan for 2017/18. Priorities are:
To achieve these objectives, the PEA will continue to support member education as a means of building our internal capacity. For example, the PEA is sending six members to CLC Winter School this year. We had tremendous interest from members and encourage those who were not able to attend to watch for additional learning opportunities over the course of the year.
The plan also emphasizes improving our new member orientation process, engaging our young members and supporting equity and diversity in the PEA. Another focus is early preparations for 2019 bargaining and part of accomplishing this will be engaging with members to hear their thoughts
As in previous years, the PEA's strategic plan reflects feedback from the annual members' survey and is fully integrated with the annual budget which is reviewed at Convention. The plan is reviewed twice a year for progress by the Executive.
The PEA's overall goal is to build the power and influence of the PEA to better represent members and serve the public interest. Four key initiatives fall under this goal:
An active, engaged PEA membership builds union capacity to defend valuable services to the public and to ensure fair wages and good working conditions:
Strong alliances with other unions and with communities enhance PEA power, profile and security:
The public, members, elected officials and employers value the Role of PEA Members in serving the public good:
The PEA has sufficient people and financial resources and appropriate governance structure to realize its strategic goals and provide core services: