7:00 Am • APWU Union Hall • 417 N. 3rd St.
The following information is reprinted pursuant to requirements of the Department of Labor and provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) of 1959, as amended for the election of Union officers.
The following offices will be open for nomination:
¨ Vice President
¨ Local Business Agent
¨ Recording Secretary
¨ Dir. Customer Service
¨ Dir. North Sectional Center
¨ Dir. South Sectional Center
¨ Dir. West Sectional Center
¨ Dir. Clerk Craft Automation
¨ Dir. Clerk Craft
¨ Dir. Motor Vehicle
¨ Dir. Maintenance Craft
¨ Trustees (two positions)
Note: The Trustees shall not be part of the Executive Board and will not be an Officer or Steward of the Local.
The following are excerpts from the APWU Milwaukee Area Local’s Constitution and By-Laws, relevant to the nomination and election of officers.
By virtue of their positions, the President and Vice President shall be delegates to all conventions of the APWU, and the Milwaukee County Labor Council and the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO convention. By virtue of their positions, all Executive Board members shall be automatic delegates to all Wisconsin and National conventions of the APWU.
Section 3. Each Craft Director shall be actively employed in their respective crafts.
Section 1. The officers of this Union shall be elected by secret ballot,
by plurality vote, and shall consist of the General Officers and two (2) Trustees (Article 7) elected by the general membership, and Craft Officers (Article 8), all of which shall be elected by their respective craft members.
Section 2A. All nominations shall be made at the membership meeting held in January of each odd numbered year.
Section 2B. No member may serve or be eligible to accept nomination for election to any official office or position with this UNION as defined in the provisions of Article 10 of the National Constitution.
Section 2C. To be eligible for an office under this constitution, a candidate must be present at the nomination meeting or submit a letter of intent to the Recording Secretary stating position desired, prior to the nomination board.
Section 2D. No nominated member may be a candidate for more than one (1) elected office in this UNION. He/She shall be considered a candidate unless such nomination is declined at the meeting at which nomination were made. Subsequent withdrawals must be in writing, signed and dated by the candidate, to the Election Committee.
Section 3. Officers shall be elected biennially and installed at the next regular meeting.
Section 11. By virtue of their elected positions, all officers of the Executive Board shall automatically be stewards, except Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, and Treasurer. However, during the first Executive Board Meeting of the term of office, the Executive Board will appoint the aforementioned Officers when appointing Stewards if those officers are interested.
After the nominations, each candidate will be given the opportunity to have his/her picture taken. These photographs will be taken after the General Membership Meeting and published with the candidate’s campaign article in the February issue of the Hi-Lites.