REVISED NOMINATION NOTICE: USW Smoky Mountain Local 507
Pursuant to a voluntary settlement agreement signed on October 19, 2015, Steelworkers AFL-CIO (USW) Local 9-507 (Local 507) will conduct a new election and new nominations for the offices of President, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Financial-Secretary, Recording Secretary, Vice President Product Services, Vice President Maintenance, Vice President Materials, Vice President Non-Exempt, Vice President Paper and Board, Vice President Pulp Production, Vice President Recovery and Utilities, Vice President TQA, Vice President Waynesville Shipping, Vice President Waynesville Extruder, and three Trustees under the supervision of the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards. The term of office will be for the remainder of the three year term ending April 30, 2018 (in accordance with the USW Local 507 Constitution and Bylaws).
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Place: Local 507 Hall
35 Park Street
Canton, NC 28716
Procedures for Nominations: Nominations may be made from the floor or in writing at the January 2016 membership meeting at the date, time, and place indicated above. Self-nominations are not permitted. Any member who is in good standing is eligible to nominate candidates. Nominations made in writing must be received by Recording Secretary George Thomas at the Local 507 office, 35 Park Street, Canton, NC 28716 by the close of nominations on January 7, 2016. Departmental Vice Presidents must be nominated by an employee he or she will be representing.
Procedures for Accepting Nominations: Candidates must accept a nomination at the nomination meeting or, if not in attendance, submit a written acceptance for a particular position to Recording Secretary George Thomas at the Local 507 office, 35 Park Street, Canton, NC 28716 by the close of nominations on January 7, 2016.
Candidate Eligibility: No member shall be eligible for nomination or election to any office in this Local, or as a delegate to any Convention or as a representative of this Local, or any other subordinate body of the international unless he/she is a member in good standing of this Local and has been continuously for at least the two (2) year period preceding his or her nomination. Any member who has continuously paid dues through the period, January 7, 2014 to January 7, 2016 is in good standing and eligible to run for office. No member may be a candidate for more than one office. However, a member may be a candidate for and hold the position of Local Grievance Committee Member in addition to one of the enumerated Local Union offices. The President of the Local will automatically be a delegate to any State or International Convention. Any candidate nominated for an officer position and unopposed for that office will be considered elected by acclamation and will not be placed on the ballot.
USW Constitution, Article VII, Section 10 states “in order to be eligible for election as a Local Union Officer or Grievance Committee Member in any regular election or election to fill a vacancy, a member shall have attended at least one third (1/3) of the regular meetings held by the member’s Local Union in the past twenty-four (24) month period immediately preceding the month in which the election is to be held.” This requirement is being waived for this election. THEREFORE, THERE IS NOT A MEETING ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO BE NOMINATED FOR A POSITION!!!
Election Protests: The election will be conducted by polling on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for Canton union members at the Local 507 Hall and for Waynesville union members at the Waynesville Facility. Additional information regarding the election will be provided in a separate notice which will be mailed to all Local 507 members at a later date. Any questions can be directed to the Election Supervisor Cassetta L. Elam at 615-736-5906 ext. 201. Any member in good standing may protest the supervised election for valid cause; such protest should be made in writing, at any time before, during, or within 10 days after the election and addressed to Election Supervisor Cassetta L. Elam, OLMS Nashville District Office, 233 Cumberland BendDrive,Suite110,Nashville,TN,37228.
GeorgeThomas, Recording Secretary