Union Meeting Reminder - (1/5/2017)
I would like to remind all members that Nominations for the vacated Offices of Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 281, U.A., will be accepted from the floor at the regular monthly meeting on Thursday,January 5, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Sprinkler Fitters Local 281, U.A. Union Hall, 11900 S. Laramie Avenue, Alsip, Illinois. The Offices to be elected areBusiness Representative (one to be elected), President (one to be elected), and Finance Committee (one to be elected). The Officers elected in the Special Election shall fill the unexpired term of these Offices.
Please feel free to contact the Union Office in advance of the Nominations Meeting to verify your eligibility to be nominated for elected office or your eligibility to nominate a member for elected office.
The Special Election of Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 281, U.A. will be held onThursday, February 2, 2017, at theSprinkler Fitters Local 281, U.A. Union Hall, 11900 S. Laramie Avenue, Alsip, Illinois. In an effort to increase member participation, the polls will open at 12:00 noon and will remain open until 8:00 p.m.
There has been a change to United Association Constitution revised August 1-5, 2016 regarding Apprentices’ eligibility to vote. The revised United Association Constitution states:
“After successful completion of the third apprenticeship year, apprentices shall be entitled to voice and vote at Local Union meetings and in Local Union elections. Prior to successful completion of the third apprenticeship year, apprentices will have no voice and vote except where this is necessary to comply with federal, state or provincial laws. “
This does not, however, allow apprentices to be nominated or elected to hold Office. The revised United Association Constitution states:
“Apprentices will not be entitled to hold office in any Local Union or in the United Association, and they will not be entitled to serve as delegates to the United Association Convention, until successful completion of their apprentice training and their achievement of journeyman status.”
Additional information regarding the election will be provided in a separate notice which will be mailed to all members of Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 281, U.A. prior to the election.
In the case of a tie, a run-off election will be held at the regular monthly meeting onThursday, March 2, 2017 from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. at the Sprinkler Fitters Local 281, U.A. Union Hall, 11900 S. Laramie Avenue, Alsip, Illinois. The run-off election would only be for the candidates/offices that resulted in a tie at the Election of Officers.
I encourage you to attend these very important meetings.
Dennis J. Fleming
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