National African American Caucus
Area Caucus Structure
National African American Caucus (NAAC) members may develop local union caucuses
and/or area (geographic) caucuses in conjunction with other NAAC members in their
local union and/or area. The NAACP Executive Board must approve area (geographic) caucuses.
Local, Area and Regional Caucus Registration
Each established caucus: local, area, and regional must annually provide the
National Secretary with the name of the caucus, the list of officers, (including
address, phone number and email address) and frequency of meetings along with
Local and Area Caucuses must at least meet four times annually and minutes of
those meetings will be sent to the National Secretary.
Each meeting shall include written minutes from the last previously held meeting
and the most current written financial report.
AFRAM in essence is a federation of Regional officers. There are twenty-two (22) national officers. Five (5) officers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Retiree Board Member and Women’s Committee Board Member) are elected every four years at the National conference. Each Chairperson of the four regions are automatic AFRAM Vice-Presidents. In addition, each region elects three (3) members to serve as National AFRAM executive board members.
Each Region has elected officers who are elected every two (2) years at the Regional Civil and Human/SEJ Conference. The structures of regional caucuses are determined by each region. Local union chapters are formed in individual local unions. Most local chapters function in conjunction with the local union Civil and Human Rights Committee, although many function separately. Each local chapter determines the term of office for local chapter.
Geographic chapters are formed in locations with multi SEW locals. Geographic chapters give SEW African American members the opportunity to participate across local union boundaries. In addition, in locals where there is not an AFRAM addition, in locals where there is not an AFRAM chapter. Geographic chapters give local union members the opportunity to participate.