time: 12:30 pm
date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
location: Colonie Town Library
The Newspaper Guild of Albany will hold its annual meeting at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, September 15, at the Colonie Public Library. All seven seats on the Executive Board are up for election. The terms are for three years. The positions require attendance at the monthly Executive Board meeting, held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Board members develop bargaining proposals, make decisions on health care and other proposals, and decide on any grievances or other issues that arise. It’s also a great way to get to know your colleagues within your own department and in other departments.
Here are the details on how to run for a board seat:
The positions are President, Treasurer, Secretary, Chief Steward, and First, Second and Third Vice President. The term will continue through December 31, 2019. Members must be in good standing to run for office and to attend the nomination meeting. If you want to check your standing, email the Guild office at firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is only one nomination for any office, and the person accepts nomination, the person will be elected at the meeting. If there is more than one candidate for any office, a Local Elections Committee will be appointed and a mail-in ballot election will be held.
Nominations for any office may be from the floor, by petition. Petitions may be for an individual candidate in which the name of the candidate, his/her Local unit (if applicable), and department worked listed. Such petitions must also contain the names of at least 25 members. Individuals signing a petition must be members in good standing. These petitions must be filed with the local Secretary at the membership meeting. The secretary shall notify all candidates of their nomination and shall receive from them a written notice of their willingness to serve.