Yes, today is election day. You did vote today, didn’t you? You did? Good!
But that is not what we’re writing about today. Today we’re writing about the upcoming Local 2432 Elections. It’s that time of year again, the time of year when you, the members of Local 2432, choose who is in charge.
This year the Nominations will take place at a Special Meeting on November 18 beginning at 5:30 pm and ending promptly at 7:30 pm.
The positions available are:
President – Any Member with more than one year of continuous membership in the Union is eligible to run for this position.
Treasurer – Any Member with more than one year of continuous membership in the Union is eligible to run for this position.
Secretary – Any Member with more than one year of continuous membership in the Union is eligible to run for this position. This position is only for one year to bring the position back in line with the Local Constitution.
Executive Board, General – Any Member represented by the General Contract with more than one year of continuous membership in the Union is eligible to run for this position.
Executive Board, Supervisory – Any Member represented by the Supervisory Contract with more than one year of continuous membership in the Union is eligible to run for this position. (more…)
Yes, it’s that time again. Well, almost…. Officer Elections!
There will be a Special Meeting on Tuesday, November 12th beginning at 5:30 p.m. for Officer Nominations.
Those nominated will have the opportunity to accept or deny their nominations, and anyone who winds up running unopposed will be automatically declared the winner for their position.
The elections will be held on December 3, 2013. You can vote from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the ballot count will be begin promptly at 6:15 p.m.
You will need to bring your employee badge, or some other form of photo identification to cast a ballot.
If there is a tie for any position, a Run-Off Election for the tied position(s) will be held on Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and the ballot count will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m.
Stay Tuned for a list of positions that will be open for voting.
First, Congratulations to our new Trustee Mr. Gerald Jones! And congratulations to all the Officers, new and old, of Local 2432. We’ll have more about the Officers, when they officially take their positions in a couple of day.s
Then on to today’s Ratification Vote about the Contract Imposition because of the Financial Urgency in Fiscal Year 12 (The FU in FY12). The vote was NO, we do not accept the contract changes.
What does this mean? It means that we do not accept the changes the Commission imposed on our contracts. It means there is a chance that in the future we will get our pay and benefits restored to the levels they were at in September 2011 when all this took effect. It means there is a chance that in the future we might get everything taken away given back. It means that as Local 2432 we still have some fight in us and Management’s attempts at breaking our spirit and busting our Union have failed.
Congratulations to Bernadette and Barbara who won in yesterday’s Officers Elections! We’ll have more details about all the new Officers next week because…. We have a Run-Off election next week for the Trustee position between Gerald and Steve. Tuesday, December 11th, from 7 am to 7 pm at the Union Hall.
And that’s not all for next week:
Tuesday is also a Ratification Vote on the Contract Imposition because of the Fiscal Urgency for Fiscal Year 2012, or as we like to call it the vote for the FU of FY12. Obviously we are recommending you vote No, unless of course you are happy with what the City did to our employment contract.
Thursday is a Ratification Vote on the Contract Imposition from the Wage Reopener. Again, unless you are happy with the reduction in pay and benefits we are recommending you vote No.
You can ask your Stewards or any of the Officers for more information about the Ratification Votes and copies of the updated contracts will be available at the Union Hall.
Busy busy next week!
Update: Sorry, wrong date for the Runoff election. Next Tuesday, December 11th from 7 am to 7 pm.
On Tuesday, December 11th, we have a Ratification Vote scheduled on the changes the Commissioners imposed on our contracts because of Fiscal Urgency in Fiscal Year 2012.
On Thursday, December 13th, we have a Ratification Vote scheduled on the changes imposed on our contracts from the Wage Re-opener finalized and approved by the Commission in September.
Both days the voting is from 7:00 a.m until 7:00 p.m. and immediately after the voting hours the ballots will be counted and the results announced.
If you need any more information about either of these Ratification Votes ask your Shop Steward or any of the Officers of the Executive Board. The changes to the contracts will available for review at the Union Hall on their respective days.