Committees

A union works through the strength and involvement of its members. BTU has a host of internal and external committees.

Meeting schedules vary. Some committees meet once a month while others meet as needed. Each committee chair updates the executive board at the monthly meeting.

If you have questions or require more information about any of our internal or external committees, contact President Anna Fusco at afusco@btuonline.com or 954-486-6250. Thank you for being BTU strong!

Internal Committees

Review internal budget and make recommendations to the Executive Board

Discuss issues and suggest strategies to support students and members who are members of the LGBTQ committee

Review current constitution and make recommendations to the Executive Board

A mentoring program for members who are interested in serving their union as an Executive Board member, field staff representative or executive officer/manager

Constitutional committee to hear member appeals to the grievance process/recommendations made by field staff

Consider student applications and award college scholarship funds.

Educate and engage members in human rights and diversity issues; sponsor events including health fairs, holiday toy drive and Saturday reading programs..

Increase visibility and communication with election officials, lobby legislators, participate in member education, candidate screenings and political functions

Assist in contract ratifications, vote counts and internal election processes

Discuss issues and suggest recommendations/improvements for contract negotiations and/ or make presentations to the SBBC on behalf of members

Consider employee applications and award sick days.

External Committees

Participate with other unions in the county to advocate for all AFL-CIO members.

Review the district’s attendance policies; suggest revisions or additions to align with state requirements and member needs

Review the district’s evaluations policies and procedures; suggest revisions or additions to align with state and contract requirements

Determine the district calendar for next school year, including holidays, planning and testing days.

Review the district’s discipline matrix, consider complaints/needs from schools, suggest revisions or additions.

Study and recommend procedures to the superintendent for eliminating, reducing, revisions and consolidation of employee paperwork requirements.

Task force to study the current evaluation system and make recommendations to the superintendent for a new/revised system that will better meet Broward’s needs.

Review complaints/needs of schools; suggest revisions or additions.

Consider health complaints/needs from schools including indoor air quality; suggest revisions or additions.

Consider health comp0laints/needs from schools, suggest revisions or additions.

Make recommendations on the Superintendent’s Insurance Committee.

Review the academic entities of the district and recommend policies to the SBBC based on the superintendent’s requests.

Review applications and determine award amounts.

Consider employee applications and award incentives.

Review contract issues, make recommendations.

Organize and set up NESPO and make recommendations for steward trainings.