Employee information is essential to your ability to effectively represent the bargaining unit members of your local, but unfortunately, many locals have no information, partial information or disorganized information. Having this information at your fingertips also means that communications about union meetings, events and opportunities will be easy to provide and that outreach to bargaining unit members who haven’t yet joined the union can occur on a regular basis.
It's a good idea to get the information quarterly. Make sure you know what your contract says you are entitled to and familiarize yourself with what the state law says you are entitled to. Download a sample letter that you can modify and send to your HR Department to request information on employees who are part of your bargaining unit.