Two board posts up for election June 14

Two positions on the Executive Board will be up for election at the June 14 membership meeting. The meeting will be at 1 p.m. at the Albany Labor Temple, 890 Third St. in Albany.

The treasurer’s position and a vice presidential slot will be available. Those elected will serve until January 1, 2011.

The treasurer oversees the union’s books and provides a monthly report at the Executive Board meeting. Both the treasurer and the vice president are members of the seven-member board that sets policy and makes decisions on issues facing the union.

There are two ways to be nominated: You may circulate a petition and gather signatures from 5 percent of the membership (12 people at the moment.) Or you may be nominated from the floor at the meeting and that nomination would have to be seconded.

From time to time, a manager will refer to the union leaders as “the usual suspects,” but in fact we’ve had frequent turnover over the years and never had trouble filling a slot on the board. There is a reason our union has lasted 75 years: thanks to a membership that is willing to support the union in good times and bad.

Please consider serving your colleagues on the Executive Board. It may not always be fun, but it is always rewarding.

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