Question: Silent Representatives

Question: What is a silent representative? How do I become one?

Answer: Silent representatives attend, listen, and observe the bargaining sessions, meet with other silent representatives as a team to caucus and provide feedback to the core bargaining team, which is comprised of the elected state-wide and chapter representatives. Silent representatives provide valuable insight into the bargaining process and provide more eyes on the management proposals and the treatment of union negotiation representatives. Silent representatives can provide updates to their campus on progress in negotiations per instructions from the core bargaining team. Silent representatives will need to be able to use paid leave to participate in negotiation sessions. The APA will make every effort for sessions to be held by Zoom for silent representatives.

If being a silent representative is of interest to you, please self-nominate with this form: