Local 603 Union Meeting

May 25, 2017

DATE:     June 26, 2017
TIME:      6:00pm
PLACE:    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office – 130-2920 Virtual Way (Musqueam Room)

 
AGENDA

Nominations are open for Local 603 Executive position as follows:

  • Member-at-large (1 position)

The BCGEU Nomination form (FA-80) (attached) must be used and nominations will close at this meeting. The form may also be submitted to the Area Office by fax, email, mail or handed in personally, no later than June 26, 2017 at 6:00pm.

If an election is required, all candidates may provide one page (8½ x 11) for copying and distribution to members with ballots.

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE

The number of members-at-large is set out in the Local bylaws;
•    is assigned to tasks, committees and projects as required by chair;
•    may represent specific groups of members within a Local and can bring their perspective to the local executive meetings.

  • Component Report
  • Worksite Reports
  • General Union Business
  • Local 603 Bylaw Change – at this meeting we will vote on bylaw changes as below because our Locals' bylaws are currently not consistent with our Component Bylaws:

Current:

    Section 8. Elections

(d)Table officers to be elected at Local elections are a Chairperson, 1st Vice-Chairperson, 2nd Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer and Recording Secretary. These officers, plus executive members-at-large, shall be elected for a three-year term by a vote of the Local membership. The local may designate one member-at-large position to be filled by a young worker representative. (Young workers are defined as 29 years of age or younger.)

    APPENDIX B
    
The local shall establish the following committees whose members will be appointed by the Local Chairperson:

1.    Bylaws Committee: 1st Vice-Chairperson (Chairperson)
       Two executive members

The local may establish the following committees whose members will be appointed by the Local Chairperson:

2.    Resolutions Committee: Local Chairperson (Chairperson)
       Three executive members

Local Executive – Duties of the Table Officers

1.    CHAIRPERSON
(d) The Chairperson shall chair the Local's Resolutions Committee.

2.    1st VICE-CHAIRPERSON
(b) The 1st Vice-Chairperson shall chair the Local's Bylaws Committee.

Proposed Changes:

(d)    Table Officers to be elected at Local elections are a Chairperson, 1st Vice-Chairperson, 2nd Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer and Recording Secretary. These officers, plus 9 executive members-at-large shall be elected for a three-year term by a vote of the Local membership. The local designates one member-at large position to be filled by a young worker representative. (Young workers are defines as 29 years of age or younger), and four member-at-large positions to be filled by Equity members.

APPENDIX B

The Local shall establish the following committees whose members will be appointed by the Local Chairperson:

1.    Bylaws Committee: 1st Vice-Chairperson Local Chairperson (Chairperson)
Two executive members

The local may establish the following committees whose members will be appointed by the Local Chairperson:

2.    Resolutions Committee: Local Chairperson 1st Vice-Chairperson (Chairperson)
Three executive members

Local Executive – Duties of the Table Officers

1.    CHAIRPERSON
(d) The Chairperson shall chair the Local's Resolutions Bylaw Committee.

2.    1st VICE-CHAIRPERSON
(b) The 1st Vice-Chairperson shall chair the Local's Bylaws Resolutions Committee.

Download PDF of notice here.

Download PDF of nomination form here.