AUGUST 6, 2015 - SPECIAL CALLED UNION MEETING
Monday, June 22, 2015
August 6, 2015 union meeting will be
a Special Meeting called for 2 reasons. The first is to seek nominations for the
following offices: Business
Agent (3 yr. term); Recording
Secretary (2 yr. term); 2 Executive Board Members (2 yr. term each); 1
Medical Trustee (3 yr. term); 1
Pension Trustee (3 yr. term).
As provided in Article XX of the International Constitution and
order to be eligible for the position of local union president, vice president,
business manager/financial secretary or business agent, a member must have
worked as a member of the International for at least five (5) years; worked as
a mechanic for at least two (2) years; been in continuous good standing for at least
two (2) years; been a member of Local 24 for at least two (2) years and in
attendance at a majority of regular local union meetings held during the twelve
(12) months prior to the date of nomination.
The elected Business Agent shall also be a delegate to the International
Convention by reason
of his or her election. In order to be eligible for any other position, a
member must have worked as a mechanic for at least one (1) year and been in continuous
good standing for at least two (2) years.
Be advised that any officer who accepts nomination for a different
office must vacate the office he presently holds in order to run for that
different office unless his current term of office expires when the term of the
office sought starts. If this occurs, nominations will be accepted for
all open offices and any office that may become vacant by reason of a currently
serving officer’s acceptance of nomination for another office. A candidate for local union office may be
nominated in his or her absence, if there is a written communication from him
or her signifying willingness to serve presented at the nominations meeting.
Additionally, we will be taking a
Strike Vote, “…to authorize the Business Manager, in consultation with the
Local 24 Negotiating Committee, to declare strike action in support of the
Union’s bargaining positions and/or in protest of any unfair labor
practices committed by employers currently covered by contracts with Local 24,
if the Business Manager and Negotiating Committee determine that such
actions are necessary and appropriate in order to protect
the rights and interests of the Local 24 Membership”.