2012 Nomination and Election Schedule for Union Offices

Nominations and elections for District Council Delegates & Alternates, District Audit, Union Business Representatives, and certain Local Lodge Officers shall be made as described in table below (nominations in each first Local Lodge meeting in September, 2012 and elections in each first Local Lodge meeting in October, 2012), per the IAM Constitution.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates for all Union positions must be in good standing and free from delinquencies of any nature to the Grand Lodge, District or Local Lodge of the IAM.
In Local Lodges 751-E, 86, 1951, and 1123, a nominee shall be required to have attended at least 50% of the Local Lodge meetings during the 12-month period ending the date of the close of nominations (per requirements of the Local bylaws).
In Local Lodges 751-A, 751-C, and 751-F, candidates are encouraged to have attended at least 50% of the Local Lodge meetings during the 12-month period ending the date of the close of nominations.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES: A member must have been in continuous good standing for at least three years and must be working at the trade one year immediately prior to their nomination. The qualification “working at the trade” shall not apply to members who are salaried full-time employees of the Union, a council, conference, or the AFL-CIO or CLC, nor shall it apply to members who experience a layoff during the one-year period immediately prior to their nomination, or to members who have been unable to obtain employment at the trade because of a strike, lockout, discrimination, or temporary physical disability. All Business Representatives must qualify under Sec. 5, Art. I in the IAM Constitution. No Business Rep may hold any other office in the gift of any L.L. or D.L. A Business Rep may serve as a delegate to any affiliated body and to conventions.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR DISTRICT AUDIT, DISTRICT COUNCIL DELEGATES & ALTERNATES: Candidates must be a member of the respective Local at the time of nomination. According to the District bylaws, candidates must have three years continuous membership and have worked in a shop under contract with District 751 for one year next preceding nomination or have held a full-time, elected office for District 751 or be on leave of absence from a shop under contract with District 751 to fill an appointed position. Members on strike, victimized or temporarily unemployed are exempted from the provisions “worked in a shop under contract with 751” provision. And meets the requirements of the IAM Constitution.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR LOCAL LODGE OFFICERS: Candidates must be a member of the respective Local at the time of nomination and have been a member of the Local for one year at the time of nomination (or of a Local affiliated with District 751 for Locals 751-E & 751-F). Candidates shall be working at the trade as defined in the IAM Constitution in Sec. 4, Art. II for six months prior to the nomination. In addition, all L.L. officers and editors of L.L. publications must qualify under Sec. 5, Art. I (IAM Constitution).

NOMINEES ACCEPTANCE:
All nominations must be made from the floor by a member in good standing. All nominees, who are nominated at the meeting, must sign an acceptance card or letter for the position nominated for, and it must be returned to the Recording Secretary of their Local before the close of that meeting. Members not present at nominating meeting may have their names placed in nomination only if a member nominates them from the floor and the member nominating them submits a letter from the candidate, signifying the candidate’s acceptance of the nomination to the office, to the Recording Secretary at the nominating meeting. The letter must set forth the candidate’s name and card number with candidate’s personal handwritten signature. (NOTE: since it must be signed, e-mail notification is not accepted).

ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE:
All members in good standing, whose dues are paid through August 2012, and retired Union members, are eligible to vote in their respective Local Lodge election.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS:
Absentee ballots are issued in accordance with the IAM Constitution. Any member entitled to receive an absentee ballot (per the reasons listed on form) shall make a written request, stating the reason. Such request must be mailed singly or personally delivered by the member requesting the absentee ballot no later than 30 days before the election. Click here for pdf of absentee ballot request.
For Locals A, C, E & F: Direct absentee ballot requests to: District Secretary-Treasurer, 9125 15th Pl. S., Seattle, WA 98108 or personally deliver to one of the following offices: Auburn - 201 A Street SW; Everett - 8729 Airport Road; Renton - 233 Burnett N; Seattle - 9125 15th Pl. S. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. NOTE: Auburn, Everett & Renton halls are closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
For Local 86, 1123 and 1951: Mail or personally deliver absentee ballot requests to: IAM & AW Ballot Request, 4226 E. Mission, Spokane, WA 99202. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m.
Members can pick up a copy of Local Lodge bylaws or the IAM Constitution at any Union offics. If you have questions regarding the election, call Secretary-Treasurer Susan Palmer on 1-800-763-1301, ext. 3310.

Local Nomination Date Location Positions to be Nominated Election Date/Time Election Location
Local A Sept. 6 -
6 p.m.
Stewards Meeting Hall, 9135 15th Pl. S., Seattle 4-year term: 9 District Coucil Delegates, 3 District Council Alternates, 1 District Audit, 15 Business Representatives - 1 from East. WA. Oct. 4
5 a.m. to
8 p.m.
Auburn: 201 A St SW
Everett: 8729 Airport Road
Renton: 233 Burnett N.
Seattle: 9135 15th Pl. S.
Frederickson: Tacoma Sportsman's Club, 16409 Canyon Rd. E.
Local C Sept. 13
6 p.m.
Stewards Meeting Hall, 9135 15th Pl. S., Seattle 4-year term: 9 District Coucil Delegates, 3 District Council Alternates, 1 District Audit, 15 Business Representatives - 1 from East. WA. Oct. 11
5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Auburn: 201 A St SW
Everett: 8729 Airport Road
Renton: 233 Burnett N.
Seattle: 9135 15th Pl. S.
Frederickson: Tacoma Sportsman's Club, 16409 Canyon Rd. E.
Local E Sept. 5
5:30 p.m.
Steward Meeting Hall
9135 15th Pl. S., Seattle
4-year term: 3 District Coucil Delegates, 1 District Council Alternate, 1 District Audit, 15 Business Representatives - 1 from East. WA. Local Lodge Officers for a 3-year term: President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Secretary-Treasurer, Conductor-Sentinel, 3 Trustees, 3 Local Audit Committee October 3
6 a.m. to
7 p.m. or 1/2 hour after close of meeting (whichever is later)
Seattle Seattle: 9135 15th Pl. S.
Local F Sept. 12
6 p.m.
Steward Meeting Hall
9135 15th Pl. S., Seattle
4-year term: 9 District Coucil Delegates, 3 District Council Alternates, 1 District Audit, 15 Business Representatives - 1 from East. WA. Local Lodge Officers for a 3-year term: President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Secretary-Treasurer, Conductor-Sentinel, 3 Trustees, 3 Local Audit Committee October 10
5 a.m. to
8 p.m.
Auburn: 201 A St SW
Everett: 8729 Airport Road
Renton: 233 Burnett N.
Seattle: 9135 15th Pl. S.
Frederickson: Tacoma Sportsman's Club, 16409 Canyon Rd. E.
Local 86 Sept. 13
6 p.m.
4226 E. Mission
Spokane
4-year term: 2 District Coucil Delegates, 1 District Council Alternate, 15 Business Representatives - 1 from East. WA. Local Lodge Officers for a 3-year term: President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Secretary-Treasurer, Conductor-Sentinel, 3 Trustees, 3 Local Audit Committee October 11
Noon to
7 p.m.
4226 E. Mission
Spokane
Local 1123 Sept. 6
7 p.m.
Aluminum Trades Council
180 Rock Island Rd., E. Wenatchee
4-year term: 1 District Coucil Delegate, 1 District Council Alternate, 15 Business Representatives - 1 from East. WA. Local Lodge Officers for a 3-year term: President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Secretary-Treasurer, Conductor-Sentinel, 3 Trustees, 3 Local Audit Committee, Wenatchee Aluminum Trades Council Representative October 4
7 p.m. to
close of meeting
Aluminum Trades Council
180 Rock Island Rd., E. Wenatchee
Local 1951 Sept. 4
7:30 p.m.
HAMTC
1305 Knight St. Richland, WA
4-year term: 2 District Council Delegates, 1 District Council Alternate; 15 Business Representatives - 1 from East. WA. Oct. 2
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council, 1305 Knight, Richland, WA