All aspects of the nomination and election of officers of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 501 will be conducted under the supervision of the Election Committee.
The nominations and election will be conducted in accordance within the provisions of the International Union of Operating Engineers Constitution and Local 501 Bylaws.
OFFICES TO BE FILLED
Nominations will be conducted for the following offices:
• Business Manager/Recording-Corresponding Secretary • President
• Vice President
• Financial Secretary
• Three (3) Trustees
• Three (3) Auditors
• Six (6) Executive Board Members-at-Large
TERM OF OFFICE / INSTALLATION
The term of office will be three (3) years for all offices. Candidates elected will be installed at the General Membership Meeting held in September 2019.
To be eligible for nomination, nominees are required to have been in continuous good standing of Local 501 for a period of one (1) year, and in case of one seeking the office of Business Manager, two (2) years, preceding the month of nominations (dues paid through May 2019). In accordance with Article XXIV Subdivision 7 Section (c) (d) of the IUOE Constitution, no member shall be in good standing unless he/she has paid all current dues to the Local Union within 30 days after they have become due and payable, as evidenced by his/her proper dues receipt or other evidence of good standing. No member whose dues have been withheld by his/her employer for payment to the Local Union pursuant to his/her voluntary authorization provided for in the collective bargaining agreement shall be declared ineligible to nominate, to vote, or to be a candidate for office in the Local Union solely by reason of alleged delay or default in payment of dues by his/her employer to the Union.
All nominees will also be required to have been continuously employed at the trade, or have actively sought continuous employment at the trade for a period of one (1) year, and in case of one seeking the office of Business Manager, two (2) years, preceding the month of nomination (May 2019).
No members that are retired from work in the trade, or in the apprenticeship subdivision shall be eligible for nomination.
To be eligible to nominate candidates, a member must be in good standing at the time of the nomination meeting. Dues must be current (paid through May 2019) by the time of the nomination meeting. No members that are in the apprenticeship subdivision shall be allowed to nominate. In accordance with Article XXIV, Subdivision 1, Section (a) of the Constitution, officers of a Local Union may not seek, be elected to or hold more than two (2) offices in the Local Union and any two (2) offices may be combined and be held by one person, except that the offices of Financial Secretary and Treasurer shall not be combined or be held by the same person.
Nominations shall be made in writing using the specified petition form signed by no less than 200 members in good standing. The nomi- nation petitions shall be submitted in-person at the June General Membership Meeting to the presiding officer. The petitions require that the nominator(s) identify the name of each nominee, position for which the nominee is being nominated, the printed name and signature of each member making the nomination, and either the register number or last four numbers of the nominator’s social security number. Original signatures of each nominator are required on each petition submitted. Slate petitions will be permitted. Additional nomination petition forms may be found on Local 501’s website www.Local501.org or at the Local 501 Union Hall, 2405 West 3rd Street, Los Ange- les, California during regular business hours. Nomination petition forms will not be accepted by mail, e-mail, fax, or any other delivery service. Copies of the completed nomination petitions will not be accepted.
Nomination petitions shall be submitted at the Summer General Membership Meeting:
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 (Cafeteria)
All nominees will be contacted in writing by certified mail within five business days after the nominations are received to obtain acceptance or declination of the nomination. Any nominee found to be ineligible will be informed in writing the reason(s) for being declared ineligible. Nominees will have 10 days after being notified to accept their nomination. The acceptance shall indicate how the candidate wishes his/her name to appear on the ballot. Candidates may also include in their acceptance their respective bargaining agreement classification and slate affiliation if they so wish to do so. In the event the nomination acceptance is not received within 10 days of being notified, the nominee shall be deemed for all purposes to have declined the nomination(s) for the office(s) for which the nominee has been nominated.
If there are not more nominees than available seats for an office, upon receipt of acceptance the unopposed candidate(s) shall be declared elected. Any protests regarding the eligibility decision or challenges to a candidate’s eligibility must be made in writing and should be remitted to the Election Committee by mail (2405 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057), fax (213) 385-7324, or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Protests regarding eligibility must be received by no later than July 12, 2019.
In accordance with Article XXIV Subdivision 1 Section (b) of the IUOE Constitution all nominees are required to attend all regularly scheduled home district membership meetings held after the nomination and before the election, subject however to a reasonable excuse based upon good cause such as physical incapacity or death in the family.
Local 501’s election of officers shall be conducted by secret mail ballot and will be held on August 26, 2019. Ballots will be mailed to all members in good standing on Friday, August 9, 2019. All members in good standing (dues paid through July 2019) at the time of the election shall be declared eligible to vote in this election. Members will have until Monday, August 26, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. to remit any outstanding dues payment to Local 501 to be declared eligible. Members must return their ballots to the designated post office box by no later than 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2019.
Members who have not received a ballot by August 15, 2019, should contact the Election Committee at email@example.com to request a replacement ballot. Members who spoil their ballots and need a new ballot may also request a replacement ballot. The last day to request a replacement ballot is August 19, 2019. Requests must be received by 5:00 p.m.
The tally will start at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2019, after the ballots have been retrieved from the designated Post Office and transported to the tally location at the Local 501 Union Hall, 2405 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, California 90057. The ballot tally will be conducted under the supervision of the Election Committee.
The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes cast will be declared elected; with the exception of the three candidates receiving the highest number of votes for the offices of trustee, auditor and six candidates receiving the highest number of votes for executive board member-at-large shall be elected. Write-in votes will not be accepted. In case of a tie, the outcome of the election shall be determined by a coin toss. The results of the election shall be certified by the election committee and published by Local 501 in the September edition of the “Gauge 501” publication.
Any member of Local 501 may protest the election of officers directly to the Election Committee at any time during the election process. In order to be acted upon, all protests concerning the conduct of the election must be in writing and received by the Election Committee no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2019. If you wish to obtain a complete copy of the election rules, or have any questions regarding this election, please contact the Election Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.