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Membership Meeting & Election of Guild Officers
June 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Newspaper Guild of Albany will hold a membership meeting at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the BVMC Church Hall across the street at 250 Old Maxwell Rd.
Two open seats on the Executive Board are up for election after the departures of President Brian Nearing, and Board Member at Large, Jennifer Rodd. The terms are for the remainder of their 3 year terms. All board seats are up for election in September 2019.
In the event of an uncontested election, should any new board vacancies arise, we will also fill them at this time.
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.
Also, this will be an opportunity for members to raise any issues or concerns, and to hear about any potential new approaches toward reaching a new contract.
The vacant positions are President, and Board Member at Large. 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 email@example.com.
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.