Proposed Local Lodge 2323 By-Law Amendments

August 3, 2016

NOTICE
Proposed Local Lodge 2323 By-Law Amendments

To all members of Local Lodge 2323:

At the membership meeting held on May 3, 2016 a recommendation was made to the membership that
the Local Lodge be put under the Supervision of Grand Lodge to review our current practices of Election
processes. This recommendation was accepted by the membership at this meeting. Your Executive
Board has been working with Grand Lodge Representative, Heather Kelley, to insure that any previous
errors be corrected moving forward and that the Local Lodge is following our Bylaws as well as the
IAMAW Constitution and any Circulars that pertain to Voting/Elections protocol. The Executive Board
has been an active part in reviewing and documenting the process on behalf of our members.

As part of this review it has been recommended that some language be cleared up in our Bylaws. The
four proposed Bylaw Amendments were read out at the membership meeting held on Tuesday August
2, 2016 and will be voted on at the membership meeting on Tuesday September 6, 2016. The
Amendments as recommended are attached to this bulletin.

In Solidarity,

Linda Mastromattei
President

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PROPOSED LOCAL LODGE 2323 BYLAW AMENDMENT

ARTICLE NUMBER: IV – NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS SECTION 3(a)

ARTICLE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN:

3 (a) Not later than 60 days prior to the election, the Recording Secretary shall notify all members by regularly used means of notification of the accepted nominees for each office, the absentee ballot request procedure, the time, date and place of election.

PROPOSED CHANGE:

3 (a) Not later than 60 days prior to the election, the Recording Secretary shall notify all members by regularly used means of the election process including but not limited to: positions, time, date and place of election and the absentee ballot request procedure.

ARTICLE NUMBER: IV – NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS SECTION 3(b)

ARTICLE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN:

3 (b) Qualified members may obtain the absentee ballot request form from the Local Lodge Recording Secretary by written request, Shop Committees or in person. A request for absentee ballot form download shall also be made available on the Local Lodge 2323 website.

PROPOSED CHANGE:

3 (b) Qualified members may obtain the absentee ballot request form from the Local Lodge Recording Secretary by written request or in person. Copies of the request form are available in the Shop Committee office. A request for absentee ballot form is also available and can be downloaded from the Local Lodge 2323 website.

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PROPOSED LOCAL LODGE 2323 BYLAW AMENDMENT

ARTICLE NUMBER: IV – NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS SECTION 3(c)

ARTICLE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN:

3 (c) NEW

PROPOSED ADDITION:

3 (c) Completed absentee ballot request forms must be returned to the Local Lodge
Recording Secretary via Canada Post or in person to the Local Lodge Recording
Secretary. Forms must be completed in full including a valid union card number and a
signature.

ARTICLE NUMBER: IV – NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS SECTION 7

ARTICLE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN :

7 Before voting in any election the member must show a valid Union card otherwise they will not be issued a ballot no matter what the circumstances.

PROPOSED CHANGE:

7 Before voting in any election the member must show a valid Union card or a government issued picture identification otherwise they will not be issued a ballot no matter what the circumstances.

 

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