The key executive officers of a labor union are president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, member at large seats, and representatives elected by the general membership. The president is responsible for assuring sound functioning of the union’s day-to-day activities. She or he directs executive board meetings, general membership and executive officers. The 1st and 2nd vice-president performs the duties of the president in her or his absence and acts as the regional head of the local union. The vice president often chairs the central grievance committee or regional committee. The secretary is responsible for the union's files and records and handles the correspondence and clerical duties. She or he records and distributes meeting minutes. Treasurer maintains records of financial transactions, gives budget reports and sits on a committee.
The executive board is the next level after the general membership. Members at this level make sure that the union carries out the policies approved by the general membership. They organize, review and distribute the policies set out by the general members. Their goal is to run the affairs of the labor union, ensuring that they meet the wishes of the general membership. The executive board reports to the general members on the affairs of the labor union.