When a new position becomes available on a job, working members use the “availability list” on the local’s website to contact other qualified members.


This northeast local had been using postal mail or hand delivery to distribute important announcements, contractual paperwork, and membership cards to members. They were also distributing surveys and voting ballots in the same manner. Managing such communication was extremely time consuming and expensive.


The local implemented our eMembership software, enabling the local to easily communicate with members via email and/or text. They can communicate one-on-one, in groups (i.e., chapters or regions), or in bulk with the entire membership. All outbound postal member communication has now been replaced with eMembership electronic communication.

The local also makes extensive use of eMembership’s Surveys and Votes module. They can easily create a survey (multi-question) or vote (single-question) and send it to the entire membership (or segments) via text and/or email.


The local previously had two full-time employees coordinating distribution and mailroom services; those resources have now been redeployed to more productive work. The local is also saving thousands of dollars every month on printing, postage, and mailing services. In terms of voting and surveys, member engagement has skyrocketed. And the local now has instant access to all communications with individual members, and full trackability of all emails and texts sent to their membership in bulk.

eMembership’s Modules

The following eMembership modules facilitate communication and engagement with union members for all important activities. You can:

  • Use the Integrated Email and Text module to send messages to the entire membership, or to targeted groups of members based on membership data.

  • Use the Surveys and Votes module to create and send online surveys, including DOL-compliant ballots.

  • Use the Meetings and Events module to easily create invitation lists for meetings or events, email or text those invitations, track RVSPs, and track attendance.

  • Use the Electronic Signatures module to send documents for electronic signature.

  • Track the engagement of every member or prospective member.

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