Local Union 105 Nominations and General Election of Officers and Business Representatives

On Friday, June 24, 2022 and Saturday, June 25, 2022, Local 105 will conduct an election as required by the Constitution and Ritual of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART).

The Election procedures will follow the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Guidelines for Conducting Local Union Elections” and Article 12 of our Constitution and Ritual.

 

Nominations

 

Date:        Tuesday, June 14, 2022

General Membership Meeting

Time:        6:00 p.m.

Where:      Local Union 105 Meeting Hall

2120 Auto Centre Drive

Glendora, CA 91740-6720

How:         Nominations will be taken from the floor of the meeting.

 

(Note: As a “Special Order of Business” during the regularly scheduled Local 105 Membership Meeting)

 

Election Days

 

Two (2) polling locations

 

BAKERSFIELD LOCATION

Date:        Friday, June 24, 2022

Time:        3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where:      Local 105/JATC Office

620 Enterprise Way

Bakersfield, CA 93307-6821

 

 

GLENDORA LOCATION

Date:        Saturday, June 25, 2022

Time:        6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where:      Local Union 105 Meeting Hall

2120 Auto Centre Drive

Glendora, CA 91740-6720

 

Each elective office will be listed on the ballot even if the nominated candidate is running unopposed. All full-time officers and business representative positions will include candidacy for Western States Council Delegate and SMART Convention Delegate.  The offices open for election are:

 

Full-Time Officers: 

 

Business Manager/President

Western States Council Delegate/SMART Convention Delegate

 

Financial Secretary-Treasurer/Recording Secretary

Western States Council Delegate/SMART Convention Delegate

 

Business Representative/Vice President

Western States Council Delegate/SMART Convention Delegate

 

Business Representative/East Los Angeles

Western States Council Delegate/SMART Convention Delegate

 

Business Representative/North Los Angeles

Western States Council Delegate/SMART Convention Delegate

 

Business Representative/Orange County

Western States Council Delegate/SMART Convention Delegate

 

Business Representative/Riverside

Western States Council Delegate/SMART Convention Delegate

 

Business Representative/San Bernardino

Western States Council Delegate/SMART Convention Delegate

 

Business Representative/South Bay

Western States Council Delegate/SMART Convention Delegate

 

Business Representative/West Los Angeles

Western States Council Delegate/SMART Convention Delegate

 

Business Representative/Inyo, Kern, and Mono Counties

Western States Council Delegate/SMART Convention Delegate

 

Note: Business Representative positions shall be elected for each geographical location as stated above and the entire membership shall vote for all full-time positions.

 

Part-time Officers:

Executive Board – Ten (10) Seats:

Nine (9) Seats (Los Angeles/Orange Empire)

One (1) Bakersfield Seat

 

Trustees – Four (4) Seats

Conductor   –   One (1) Seat

Warden  –  One (1) Seat

 

Term of Office:

Local union officers, business manager, and business representatives shall be installed at the first regular meeting in the month of July following their election.  All local union officers, business manager, and business representatives shall be elected to serve a term of three (3) years.

 

Constitution and Ritual

Article 12, Section 3

“No member shall be eligible to nomination, election, or appointment, nor shall they be permitted to continue to serve as an officer, business manager, business representative, delegate, trustee or other representative of any affiliated local union unless (a) they are paying the rate that keeps them a member in good standing in such local union, (b) such dues and other obligations due the local union and this Association must be paid before the first day of the current month” for the current month, “and are properly recorded on official receipts in their possession,… “and (c) they have established a record of continuous good standing in the local union in which they are a candidate for a period of not less than two (2) consecutive years, which may include years as an apprentice-member but no longer serving an apprenticeship, immediately preceding their nomination, appointment or election,…”

 

“If there are no members willing to accept nomination for a particular office or position who meet the eligibility requirement of two (2) consecutive years of continuous good standing, the local union will waive this eligibility requirement at the nominations meeting and accept nominations from members with less than two (2) consecutive years of continuous good standing for that office or position if a majority of the members in attendance vote to approve this waiver…”

 

Member in ‘good standing’ means any person who has fulfilled the requirements for membership and who has not voluntarily withdrawn nor been expelled or suspended by the union.

 

Constitution and Ritual

Members desiring to run for an office must meet the minimum qualifications as described in Article 12, Section 3 of the Constitution and Ritual of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART).  Please refer to our Constitution and Ritual for these requirements.

 

As a reminder, the Dues and Finance Office of Local 105 must receive your June, 2022 dues by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.  This is the last business day of the month.

 

Members requesting any additional information or clarification regarding the upcoming elections may contact the Local Union.

 

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