Next Local Meeting Thursday, July 4th at 17:00

We will be conducting Business about the Biennial Convention! Please attend and share!

Special Meeting
Thursday, July 4, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PST)
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HEU's 34rd Biennial Convention

Convention call outs are happening for the upcoming 34th Bienneal Convention!

The HEU biennial convention is held every 2 years and is when delegates come together to decide on the Unions goals for the upcoming years and elect our Provincial Executive body.

Locals have the opportunity to submit Constitutional amendments and Resolutions for the coming term.

These are often confused for bargaining demands which involve HEU and the Employer.

The Biennial convention only involves how HEU conducts it's work as a Union and how it governs itself.


  • Constitutional amendments change the language of the HEU Constitution and By-Laws, the rules that govern our union.
  • Carefully review the sections in the HEU Constitution and By-Laws you want to change. (External link opens in new tab or windowread more about the constitution).
  • On the External link opens in new tab or windowwebform, specify the exact language you want adopted. If adopted by convention, this language will appear in the revised HEU Constitution and By-Laws following convention.
  • On the webform, also clearly state why the local membership wants this change.
  • Do not combine different concepts or changes to different constitutional provisions in one motion.


  • Resolutions address general union policy and matters that don’t require changes to the HEU Constitution and By-Laws. These are primarily recorded in the Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Examples are a change to current union policy, positions the union should take on government actions, support for other Unions or international solidarity groups or desired changes to legislation.
  • It is recommended to look at the most updated copy of the External link opens in new tab or windowPolicies and Procedures Manual to determine how the motion will change existing language, reaffirm existing language, or to create new language.
  • Every proposed resolution should clearly state what you want and why.

If you are interested in submitting a constitutional amendment or a resolution, please email it to [email protected]
All resolutions and ammendments need to be approved at a meeting with quorum so please keep an eye out and attend your local meetings!