SEIU ELECTION NOTICE
Bargaining Committee, Special Chapter Officer Election and Bylaws
Bargaining Committee Election
Interested in bargaining for our next contract? Then join the Negotiation Team. Worried about missing work while bargaining? Don’t be! SEIU Local 1021 will handle that, while you will be handling the contract.
There will be 10 members on the Bargaining Committee and 2 members as alternates. 3 Officers automatically get a spot on the Committee and 1 Officer gets a slot as an alternate. The remaining 7 slots will be at-large membership seats, but no worksite shall have more than 3 members on the Committee (worksites: Airport Administration Staff, Airside Operations, Harbor Facilities, Landside/Custodians, North Field Facilities, South Field Facilities/ESE, Water Street Administration Staff).
Please note that by joining the team, you are responsible to be at ALL meetings and to remain involved through the length of the bargaining process.
10 Members on the Committee:
- Officer Slot
- Officer Slot
- Officer Slot
2 Members As Alternates:
- Officer Slot
Special Chapter Officer Election for Media Officer
The new proposed Bylaws (more below) include the creating of a new Chapter Officer: Media Officer. John Hester has been serving in this role in an acting capacity. This election will make the position Official. The term of this new Officer position shall coincide with the current Chapter Board term. If order for this new Chapter Officer position to be created, the new proposed Chapter Bylaws need to be voted in.
New Proposed Bylaws Vote
Our Chapter is currently under the Chapter Bylaws Template. We had Port specific Bylaws under the Legacy Local, but those are no longer valid. In order to have Bylaws that reflect the needs and vision of our Chapter, the Chapter Board is proposing adopting the attached new proposed Bylaws. The major proposed changes include the creation of the Media Officer, Steward selection by worksite, term and responsibilities, Bargaining Team election process, and the process to fill vacancies on the Chapter Board.
Election and Nominations
All three elections will happen at the same time. The election shall be conducted by secret ballot via an online vote from Thursday, Jan. 27th at 7:00 am to Saturday, Jan. 29th at 5:00 pm. If you do not get a ballot by from Thursday, Jan. 27th at 7:00 am, you can request a duplicate ballot by calling the Member Resource Center (MRC) at 1-877-687-1021 no later than Friday, Jan. 28th at 12:00 pm. Only members in good standing are eligible to vote. Proxy voting and write-in candidates are prohibited.
The election results will be announced on Monday, Jan. 31st.
If interested in nominating a candidate or yourself for the Negotiations Committee and/or the Media Officer please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject Line: Bargaining Team and/or Media Officer no later than Wednesday, Jan. 26th at 12:00 pm.
In order to run for and serve as a Chapter Board Officer and Negotiations Committee member, candidates shall have been members in good standing for at least one (1) year. A member can be a candidate for both a Chapter Board Office and a seat on the Negotiations Committee.
The elections shall be overseen by the Election Committee, which includes:
- Sandy Sy - email@example.com
- Oscar Nevarez - firstname.lastname@example.org
Challenges in Special Chapter Officer Election: Challenges to or disputes arising from a Chapter election must be submitted to the Chapter Election Committee within three (3) working days of the submission of the committee’s election report to the Chapter Board. Challenges must be submitted in writing and must cite specific violation(s) of the Chapter election rules and procedures, Chapter bylaws, or the Local 1021 Bylaws and Constitution. Challenges to the election will be considered valid only if they cite specific violations of election rules and procedures, Chapter bylaws, or the Local 1021 Bylaws and Constitution and if the alleged violation may have affected the outcome of the election. The Chapter Election Committee shall investigate and resolve challenges within ten (10) working days of receipt of the challenge. The Election Committee may order a re-run of all or part of the election.
Appeals in Special Chapter Officer Election: Challenges or disputes which are denied or cannot be resolved by the Chapter Election Committee may be appealed in writing to the Local 1021 Executive Board within five (5) working days of receipt of the Chapter Election Committee’s decision. The Local 1021 Executive Board shall investigate and respond within fifteen (15) working days of receipt of the challenge. Challenges to the election will be considered valid only if they cite specific violations of the Chapter election rules and procedures, Chapter bylaws, or the Local 1021 Bylaws and Constitution and if the alleged violation may have affected the outcome of the election.