2013 Notice of Nominations and Elections


Executive Board
UAW Local 2322
This spring, the membership of UAW Local 2322 will elect Executive Board officers. This is the official notice of such nominations and elections. The Joint Council approved this process on February 27, 2013. The Local considers all members in good standing nominated for all positions.
Local 2322 Executive Board
The Executive Board meets monthly to decide policy and make the operational decisions of the local union. The duties are described in Article 40 of the UAW Constitution, available at http://www.uaw.org/page/uaw-constitution-duties-local-union-officers. The open positions are: President; Vice President; Recording Secretary; Financial Secretary; Trustees (3 positions); Guide; and Sergeant-at-Arms. The term of office begins June 1, 2013 (unless a run-off ballot is required) and continues through May 2016. You must be a member in good standing of Local 2322 to accept a nomination. Those elected to the positions of President, Vice President, Recording Secretary and Financial Secretary will also be elected as delegates to the Area and State Community Action Program (CAP) Councils and Conventions.
Definition of Membership in Good Standing
“Membership in good standing for one year” is calculated with reference to Wednesday, April 8, 2013, the day that nomination acceptances are due (see Article 38, sec. 3 of the UAW Constitution), with the exception of shops which have different work year schedules, for which two (2) consecutive semesters of membership will constitute eligibility for all purposes related to a “member in good standing for one year” (see Article 11 of UAW 2322 Bylaws). To vote in the elections, you need only be a member in good standing when ballots are mailed. “Member in good standing” for the purposes of voting is defined as any dues paying member.
Accepting Nominations
All eligible members of Local 2322 are automatically nominated for all offices. It is incumbent on each member to accept her or his nomination. Acceptance of nominations will only be accepted in writing. You need to send a letter to UAW Local 2322, PO Box 1069, Holyoke, MA 01041 by April 8. If such letter is not RECEIVED by April 8, it will be considered late and invalid. No other method of accepting your nomination is allowed (e.g. write-in ballots, “sticker” campaigns, or another person announcing that you accept in your absence).

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