Contra Costa County Rank and File Chapter: Notice of 2019 Chapter Officer Elections
Per SEIU 1021 Contra Costa County Rank and File Chapter Bylaws, notice is hereby given of an election for Chapter Officers.
All Chapter Officers shall serve two-year terms. The term of office for these officers shall end March 31, 2021. The member running for office must have been a member in good standing for at least one (1) year and be employed within a bargaining unit represented by the Chapter.
Chapter Officer Positions Open for Election
PRESIDENT - The President shall officiate at all meetings and shall be responsible for directing the implementation of directives voted on by the Chapter membership. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall be one of three (3) officers authorized to withdraw funds from a Chapter account, after such expenditures have been approved by the Executive Board and/or General Membership.
1st VICE PRESIDENT / Vice President of Eligibility Services / Vice President of Human / Health Services - The Vice President shall act as President in the absence of the President. The Vice President shall be one of three (3) officer positions authorized to withdraw funds from a Chapter account, after such expenditures have been approved by the Executive Board and/or General Membership.
SECRETARY - The Secretary shall keep a correct record of the proceedings of all Executive Board and General Membership meetings and shall provide a copy thereof to the Secretary of the Local Union upon request. The Secretary shall receive all correspondence and communications on behalf of the Chapter.
TREASURER - The Treasurer shall be responsible for Chapter account deposits and dispersals and for carrying out the duties described in
Article 4.H of the Bylaws. The Treasurer shall be one of three (3) officers authorized to withdraw funds from a Chapter account, after such expenditures have been approved by the Executive Board and/or General Membership. The Treasurer shall present the Chapter financial records for audit at the direction of the Treasurer of the Local Union or his/her representative.
Article 4, Subsection (7) of the SEIU Local 1021 Chapter Bylaws Template states as follows: The Chapter shall maintain financial records. All funds, including income and expenditures, shall be recorded and proper financial records shall be maintained in accordance with procedures established by the Local Union. These records shall be transmitted to the Executive Board of the Local Union upon request. All fiscal records shall be kept for a period of at least six (6) years or longer if required by applicable law.
CHIEF STEWARD - The Chief Steward shall serve as a resource for shop stewards in carrying out their duties at the worksite.
Method of Nominations: The Nomination Petition must be completed and received at the SEIU 1021 Union Hall – 100 Oak St., Oakland, 3rd Floor, by Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 5 p.m. The petition can be returned in person, or via mail (Contra Costa County Rank and File Election Committee, SEIU 1021, 100 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607.
Candidate nomination petition forms are available at the SEIU Local 1021 office, 100 Oak St., between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., through a department’s shop steward, or on the SEIU 1021 website at https://www.seiu1021.org/contra-costa-county.
Method of Voting: Voting will be conducted via secret ballot. Only members are eligible to vote. Proxy voting and write-in candidates are prohibited. A plurality of valid ballots cast shall determine the elected candidates. In the event of a tie vote, a run-off election shall be conducted.
Election Day: Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16, 2019
Locations and Times of Voting To Be Announced
Ballot Count: Ballots count time and location will be announced.
Challenges: 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: 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 the 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.
If there are any questions, please contact the Contra Costa County Rank and File Chapter Chapter Election Committee:
- Dan Jameyson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rumita Raj, email@example.com
- Uche Uzegbu-McGhee, firstname.lastname@example.org