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VAC

Volunteer Activist Committee

Volunteer Activist CommitteeDC 5 VAC

The Volunteer Activist Committee empowers members to participate in activities to continue our efforts to improve wages, working conditions, work opportunities, community partnerships and the quality of life of our members and their families. By increasing participation in DC 5-sponsored activities, the VAC will play a vital role in cultivating leadership and ensuring continued success for District Council 5 and its affiliated Local Unions.

Subcomittees

for VAC Program Policies

  • Participate in demonstrations, pickets, CORE Events and communicate with all workers in efforts to organize.
  • CORE (Community Organizing for Real Economics): Participate in District Council 5 sponsored activities, including:
    • Battling the underground economy in construction 
    • Fighting to maintain affordable housing in urban development
    • Enacting corrosion control policies that are good for the environment and our communities

To sign up for the VAC Organizing Committee: 

Fill out the corresponding online form OR download and submit the PDF.

  • Participate in political activities sponsored by District Council 5, such as get out the vote phone banks, voter registration efforts, political lobby days, and various other events deemed political in nature

To sign up for the VAC Political Action Committee:

Fill out the corresponding online form OR download and submit the PDF.

  • Participate in Shop Steward training classes, accept appointment as Shop Steward and follow DC 5 bylaws, attend and report at Local Union meetings.

To sign up for the VAC Stewards Committee:

Fill out the corresponding online form OR download and submit the PDF.

  • Participate in District Council 5 sponsored events of the RAC to carry out the spirit of the District Council and the Union; aid and assist members; and promote the Social, Economic, Health and Political standing of its members.

To sign up for the VAC Retire Activist Committee: 

Fill out the corresponding online form OR download and submit the PDF.

  • Participate in District Council 5 sponsored events, working to encourage growth and membership involvement with young Lions of District Council 5

To sign up for the VAC Young Workers Committee: 

Fill out the corresponding online form OR download and submit the PDF.

  • Participate in District Council 5 sponsored events of the WG&AC to encourage recruitment, growth, retention and leadership of women in the Finishing Trades of District Council 5.

To sign up for the VAC Women’s Committee: 

Fill out the corresponding online form OR download and submit the PDF.

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