April / May 2015
 
General Elections - Nominations
 

Local 8 has received approval from the International Office to hold nomination meetings in May, 2015. Special call meetings will be held in conjunction with the regular meetings in Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary. Please check the calendars on the back page for dates, times & locations.

 

There will be three calls for nominees for the positions at each of the meetings. Only members in good standing can nominate another member.

 

No member shall be nominated for or elected to two (2) local union positions or offices at the same time unless the offices had previously been combined by action of the Local

(i.e. Business Manager / F.S.T.; Business Representative / V.P.).

 

Members eligible for nomination, election, appointment or service must:

     a)    be paying the rate that keeps him a member in good standing

     b)    have dues and other obligations due the Local paid in advance for the current month and are properly recorded and have official

             receipts in his possession

     c)     have established a record of good standing in the Local in which he is a candidate for not less than two (2) consecutive

             years immediately preceding his nomination, appointment or election. Nominees must have completed their apprenticeship.

 

Any member who is nominated but not present at the meeting must notify the recording secretary, in writing within five (5) days of the meeting, if he wishes to have his name stand. If no such confirmation is received, his name will be removed from the list of nominees.

 

The list of nominees and further details will be published in the next newsletter, which will be mailed out shortly after the final May meeting; when all nominees have been confirmed. 

 

Positions For Election:  Terms – July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018

 

Local # 8 Officers

 

President - One to be elected

Business Manager / Financial Secretary-Treasurer - One to be elected

Vice-President / Business Representative (Calgary Office) - One to be elected

Business Representative (Edmonton Office) - One to be elected

Recording Secretary - One to be elected

Executive Board Members (North) - Three to be elected

Executive Board Members (South) - Three to be elected

Union Trustees - Three to be elected

Warden (Fort McMurray Area) - One to be elected

Warden (Edmonton Area) - One to be elected

Warden (Calgary Area) - One to be elected

 

Benefit Plan Trustees

 

Health & Welfare Trustee - One to be elected

Pension Plan Trustee - One to be elected

 

General President Joe Nigro has denied our request to hold the General Elections by mail-in ballot, as per the motion carried at special call meetings in February. As per Article 12, Section 6 – 6 (a) of the Constitution and Ritual – circumstances must be ‘extraordinary’ for approval of mail-in ballots. Voting information will be available in the next newsletter. Voting for Benefit Plan Trustees will continue to be conducted by mail-in ballot.

 

GP Nigro is stepping down April 30, due to ongoing health issues. General Secretary - Treasurer Joe Sellers will step into his position, and Richard McClees will take over as GST. Local 8 extends best wishes to Brother Nigro, and is confident the new leadership will continue to grow and improve our International Union
 

OTHER LOCAL 8 NEWS:

 

·         Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training has several scholarships available for apprentices. More information & downloadable applications can be found at http://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/financial-assistance/scholarships/apprentice-scholarships/
The forms are also available at our Calgary and Edmonton offices. You can contact your nearest office to have one sent to you. The deadline for submitting applications is June 30th

 

·         Provincial elections are taking place across Alberta on May 5th. We encourage you to get out and vote for the party and candidate that will best represent the interests of working men and women in our province. Your vote does make a difference. Information on where to vote and advance polls can be found on the Elections Alberta website.

 

·         April 28th is the Day of Mourning for all those workers injured and killed on the job. Please take a moment to remember those workers and their families. Last year 169 men and women died from workplace injuries or illness. This is a reminder that we all need to work safely each and every day. A Day of Mourning sticker is included with this newsletter.

 

·         The ratification vote for the Provincial Sheet Metal and Sheeting / Decking agreements was completed on April 15th. Of the ballots received for the Sheet Metal Agreement, Registration Certificate # 18, 60% were in favour and for the Sheeting / Decking Agreement, Registration Certificate # 13, 62% were in favour.

 

·         Preparation for the 2015 Golf Tournaments are underway in Edmonton and Calgary. The Edmonton event will be Saturday, June 6 2015 at Edmonton Garrison Memorial  Golf & Country Club, 298 Falaise Ave., Lancaster Park (located at CFB Edmonton). It  will be 18 holes with a shotgun start at 2:00 PM. The cost is $100.00 which includes the golf, steak dinner and cart rental. Please call the Edmonton office to register. Deadline is Monday, June 1.  Details of the Calgary tournament will be available in the next newsletter.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

General Elections - 2015

Local 8 has received approval from the International Office to hold nomination meetings in May, 2015. Special call meetings will be held in conjunction with the regular meetings in Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary. Please check the calendars on the back page for dates, times & locations.

 

There will be three calls for nominees for the positions at each of the meetings. Only members in good standing can nominate another member.

 

No member shall be nominated for or elected to two (2) local union positions or offices at the same time unless the offices had previously been combined by action of the Local

(i.e. Business Manager / F.S.T.; Business Representative / V.P.).

 

Members eligible for nomination, election, appointment or service must:

    a)       be paying the rate that keeps him a member in good standing

    b)       have dues and other obligations due the Local paid in advance for the current month and are properly recorded and 

              have official receipts in his possession

    c)       have established a record of good standing in the Local in which he is a candidate for not less than two (2) consecutive

              years immediately preceding his nomination, appointment or election. Nominees must have completed their apprenticeship.

 

Any member who is nominated but not present at the meeting must notify the recording secretary, in writing within five (5) days of the meeting, if he wishes to have his name stand. If no such confirmation is received, his name will be removed from the list of nominees.

The list of nominees and further details will be published in the next newsletter, which will be mailed out shortly
after the final May meeting; when all nominees have been confirmed.

 

Positions For Election:  Terms – July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018

 

Local # 8 Officers

 President - One to be elected

Business Manager / Financial Secretary-Treasurer - One to be elected

Vice-President / Business Representative (Calgary Office) - One to be elected

Business Representative (Edmonton Office) - One to be elected

Recording Secretary - One to be elected

Executive Board Members (North) - Three to be elected

Executive Board Members (South) - Three to be elected

Union Trustees - Three to be elected

Warden (Fort McMurray Area) - One to be elected

Warden (Edmonton Area) - One to be elected

Warden (Calgary Area) - One to be elected

 

Benefit Plan Trustees

 Health & Welfare Trustee - One to be elected

Pension Plan Trustee - One to be elected

General President Joe Nigro has denied our request to hold the General Elections by mail-in ballot, as per the motion carried at special call meetings in February. As per Article 12, Section 6 – 6 (a) of the Constitution and Ritual – circumstances must be ‘extraordinary’ for approval of mail-in ballots. Voting information will be available in the next newsletter. Voting for Benefit Plan Trustees will continue to be conducted by mail-in ballot.

 

GP Nigro is stepping down April 30, due to ongoing health issues. General Secretary - Treasurer Joe Sellers will step into his position, and Richard McClees will take over as GST. Local 8 extends best wishes to Brother Nigro, and is confident the new leadership will continue to grow and improve our International Union.

OTHER LOCAL 8 NEWS:

 

·         Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training has several scholarships available for apprentices. More information & downloadable applications can be found at

http://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/financial-assistance/scholarships/apprentice-scholarships/

The forms are also available at our Calgary and Edmonton offices. You can contact your nearest office to have one sent to you. The deadline for submitting applications is June 30th

 

·         Provincial elections are taking place across Alberta on May 5th. We encourage you to get out and vote for the party and candidate that will best represent the interests of working men and women in our province. Your vote does make a difference. Information on where to vote and advance polls can be found on the Elections Alberta website.

 

·         April 28th is the Day of Mourning for all those workers injured and killed on the job. Please take a moment to remember those workers and their families. Last year 169 men and women died from workplace injuries or illness. This is a reminder that we all need to work safely each and every day. A Day of Mourning sticker is included with this newsletter.

 

·         The ratification vote for the Provincial Sheet Metal and Sheeting / Decking agreements was completed on April 15th. Of the ballots received for the Sheet Metal Agreement, Registration Certificate # 18, 60% were in favour and for the Sheeting / Decking Agreement, Registration Certificate # 13, 62% were in favour.

 

·         Preparation for the 2015 Golf Tournaments are underway in Edmonton and Calgary.

The Edmonton event will be Saturday, June 6 2015 at Edmonton Garrison Memorial   

Golf & Country Club, 298 Falaise Ave., Lancaster Park (located at CFB Edmonton). It 

will be 18 holes with a shotgun start at 2:00 PM. The cost is $100.00 which includes the golf, steak dinner and cart rental. Please call the Edmonton office to register. Deadline is Monday, June 1.

 

Details of the Calgary tournament will be available in the next newsletter.