Nominations are open for the union offices of President, Secretary-Treasurer, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President (the “officers”), and Executive Board delegates by division (6 janitorial, 4 security, 1 window cleaning, 1 in-house contracts, 1 retail, 2 airport). The term of each office will run for three years beginning immediately as of April 2, 2018. Candidates elected as officers and delegates shall be eligible to be delegates to any International Convention during their term. Persons running for one of the four officer positions must be nominated by fifty (50) signatures of members in good standing. Persons running for Executive Board delegate positions must be nominated by ten (10) members in good standing. Petitions must be received no later than Thursday, February 1st 2018, at 5pm by: SEIU Local 26 Election Committee, 1620 Central Avenue NE #177, Mpls, MN 55413. Official nominating petition forms will be available from the Election Committee.
Eligibility: SEIU Local 26 Constitution and Bylaws defines candidate eligibility as follows:
SECTION 11.1 No person shall be eligible for nomination as an officer, member of the Executive Board, delegate or any other office in this Local Union who has not been a member in continuous good standing for at least two (2) years immediately preceding the nominations and has during all of that time paid the full dues required for Regular Members of the Local Union within each month when due. The International President may waive this provision in his/her discretion based on good cause shown. Any such waiver shall be uniformly and equitably applied. No member convicted of a felony as defined in Section 504 of the Landrum-Griffin Act shall be eligible to hold office in this Local Union.
Election Committee: January 6th
The election committee is responsible to conduct the election. The election committee will be elected at the next general membership meeting, on January 6th, 2018. If you would like to serve on the election committee, please contact the secretary treasurer of Local 26, before the meeting on January 6th.
Candidate Forum: February 10
There will be a forum for candidates for union office to speak to the membership at the union hall at 11am, on February 10th. Details will be determined by the election committee.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD DELEGATES: March 10th
The election of Local 26 officers and Executive board delegates will be conducted on March 10th, 2018. Details of the election will be determined by the election committee and sent in a later notice.