This is the 2012-2013 operating budget for our union local - Amherst and Boston. Per the by-laws of the Joint Executive Council (JEC), the JEC developed a proposed budget that was then circulated to the membership on both campuses for review and comment. In May 2012, after the comment period and following discussions at both campuses, the final budget was reviewed and approved at a joint meeting of the Amherst and Boston Chapter Boards. This is the budget for our local. It includes staff salaries and benefits, funds for arbitration and for bargaining support, along with other costs associated with running the local.
You will see that within the expense category on the budget, each chapter is also allocated an amount for a campus chapter budget. Those monies are spent on things specific to each campus: food for meetings, trainings, etc.