ANNOUNCEMENT ON LOCAL ELECTIONS
Local 716 Election Committee consists of Ledi Deans, Les Kozlowski, Sandra Flockhart and Barbara Buchsbaum as approved by the membership at the Special Membership Meeting on March 9th, 2023 as per Article 8, Section 6 of the Bylaws.
When an election is held the Executive shall appoint an Election committee, subject to approval of the membership, of at least three (3) members. Members of the Election committee shall not be eligible to run for any office nor will they currently hold any Executive Board or Trustee position.
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Nominations are now closed.
After the close of nominations, the Election Officer will contact everyone nominated and confirm whether they wish to let their name stand. The Election Officer will then prepare the list of all candidates for all the positions, and the ballots using the electronic voting system.
All nominees are posted alphabetically by last name. This is a by-election to fill the currently vacant Second Vice President Position
Union Officials (6 month Term)
Second Vice President:
Bakker, Tim Election Flyer
Rogers, Cody Election Flyer
Members who wish to vote, nominate someone for elected office, or stand for elected office, must register as a voter by completing the registration form below:
NOTE: VOTER REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th at 5:00 PM AND WILL CLOSE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2023 at 5:00 PM.
All initiated members of Local 716 in good standing are eligible to vote, nominate someone other than themselves for an elected position, and stand for election for any of the advertised positions.
Pursuant provisions of the local bylaws, a member in good standing has signed a union card, paid their initiation fee (a nominal fee of $10) and was initiated in-person at a membership meeting by swearing or affirming an oath that states:
“I promise to support and obey the Constitution of this Union, to work to improve the economic and social conditions of other members and other workers, to defend and work to improve the democratic rights and liberties of workers and that I will not purposely or knowingly harm or assist in harming another member of the Union.”
Given that it will not be possible to initiate members who were recently hired or not yet initiated, the act of registering to vote will serve to fulfill the requirements of membership and initiation as required in the bylaws.