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Guild Membership Meeting and Special Election
April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A special membership meeting for the Albany Newspaper Guild, Local 31034, TNG-CWA has been called for 6 p.m. Thursday April 8, 2021 to fill the vacant post of president and to deal with any other business that may come before the local.
The remaining 20-plus months of the president’s term will be filled. If there is more than one nomination for president an election will be held by mail ballot. The Executive Board will set the guidelines for the election at its monthly meeting immediately following the membership meeting.
You must be a member in good standing (paying dues) to participate in the meeting and to vote on any measures that come before the local. It is anticipated the membership will be asked to approve a special severance package for the circulation customer service representatives.
The membership meeting will be held via Zoom for safety reasons due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The monthly Executive Board meeting will follow on the same Zoom call.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom login info.
The open position is President. The term will run through December 31, 2022.
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 email@example.com.
If there is only one nomination for any office, and the person accepts the nomination, the person will be elected at the meeting. If there is more than one candidate for any office, a Local Elections Committee appointed by the Executive Board will conduct a mail-in ballot election.
In the case of the office of president, the person elected will take office immediately upon acceptance.
Nominations for the office may be from the floor or 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 Local Secretary Massarah Mikati before the election 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.