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Your NEW Election Committee

To all Local 4304 members,

At the February General Membership Meeting on Wednesday your new Election Committee for the coming term of office was chosen.  Before the close of the General Membership Meeting 10 members had accepted nominations to serve on the Election Committee and it was decided to acclaim all 10 members to the Election Committee for the coming term.

The decision to acclaim all 10 members was for several reasons and only increases the size of the Election Committee by an additional 2 members.  The 10 member committee will have the needed flexibility to run our coming elections in terms of booking off committee members for their election duties and to ensure the committee members are not overworked.  These considerations include the hours the election polling stations can be run, the ability to count ballots late in the evening on election days, assisting members with advanced website registration so they may vote online, given members breaks as needed so they are no overwhelmed, etc.

Your NEW Election Committee is comprised of the following members (in order of which nominations were originally received):

Karen Horst
Crystal Switzer
Jason Herman
Tim Jewell
Darci Jewell
Jim Brubacher
Kristopher Lederman
Nicki Lederman
Joe Visser
Cheryl Rooymans

Congratulations go out to your new Election Committee members!

The new Election Committee will now need to determine amongst themselves who their new committee chairperson will be and will need to be trained by the existing committee prior to the coming Executive Board, Steward and Committee Elections.  The new Election Committee should inform the Recording Secretary of their chairperson selection as soon as it is made, as well as provide the contact information (cell/phone number and e-mail address) of each member.

A reminder also to all members that Executive Board nominations are currently being accepted with the closing of nominations at the end of the April General Membership Meeting (Wednesday, April 21th, 2021) and Steward/Committee nominations are being accepted with the closing of nominations at the end of the May General Membership Meeting (Wednesday, May 19th, 2021).

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February General Membership Meeting – Wednesday, February 17, 2021

All Local 4304 members,

The next General Membership Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 11:00AM and 7:30PM to be held online via Zoom.  A reminder that all members wishing to attend should RSVP to recordingsecretary@unifor4304.org prior to the meeting.  Even if you’re not 100% certain you will be able to attend, but may be able to, you should still consider RSVPing to ensure access to the meeting is provided if you can participate.

The Zoom link to join the meeting is https://zoom.us/j/5680262113.  This link does not change from month to month so save it for future reference and feel free to share it with other Local 4304 members.  All members attending the meeting should join with their first and last names to ensure the Sergeant-At-Arms knows who is being properly admitted.

In addition, the new Election Committee for the coming round of union elections will be selected at the General Membership Meeting; several members have already been nominated to the committee.  If you wish to nominate yourself, or another member, to be on the new Election Committee be sure to submit the nominations in writing to recordingsecertary@unifor4304.org or orally at the General Membership Meeting.

Yours in solidarity,

Warren Schnurr
Recording Secretary
Unifor Local 4304

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Save the dates! It’s an election year once again!

To all Unifor Local 4304 members,

As another term of office ends for your Executive Board, Stewards and Committees it’s time to start thinking about election season; elections for ALL union positions will be held again this year!

There are several important dates, as defined in our local’s by-laws, coming up as we start to progress through the election season.  Now is the time to start thinking about what positions, if any, you may be interested in running for.  Some members have even already submitted a few nominations for positions (if you wish to submit nominations, either for yourself or for another member, please submit them to recordingsecretary@unifor4304.org or orally at the respective general membership meeting where the nominations for the position(s) close)!  Put these dates on your calendars:

January 20, 2021
– January General Membership Meeting

February 17, 2021
– February General Membership Meeting
– Nomination AND election of new Election Committee at the general membership meeting

March 17, 2021
– March General Membership Meeting

April 21, 2021
– April General Membership Meeting
– Nominations CLOSE for Executive Board positions at the end of the general membership meeting.

May 19, 2021
– May General Membership Meeting
– Election day for Executive Board positions (majority vote)
– Nominations CLOSE for Steward and Committee positions at the end of the general membership meeting.

June 16, 2021
– June General Membership Meeting
– Election day for Steward and Committee positions (plurality vote)
– Run-Off Election Day for Executive Board positions (only if required)

Yours in solidarity,

Warren Schnurr
Recording Secretary
Unifor Local 4304

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By-Election Polling Update

For Local 4304 members at Grand River Transit,

In order to facilitate more voters in Cambridge, the afternoon in-person polls in Cambridge will be moved from the Cambridge Garage to the Cambridge Centre from 1:30PM to 5:30PM.

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Financial Secretary & Trustee By-Election Candidates

To all Local 4304 members,

At yesterday’s General Membership Meeting the nominations for the vacant Trustee and Financial Secretary positions on the Executive Board were closed.  The candidates for the upcoming By-Election, on Wednesday, December 4th, to fill these two positions are:

for Trustee

Kerry Church
Caitlyn Baker

for Financial Secretary

Tyler Kress
Pam Martin

If any of the candidates wish to post their election platform online (on the Unifor Local 4304 website and on the Unifor Local 4304 ‘Bulletin Board’ Facebook Group) please forward your platform to recordingsecretary@unifor4304.org.

Yours In solidarity,

Warren Schnurr
Recording Secretary
Unifor Local 4304

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Financial Secretary & Trustee By-Election

By-Election Day:
Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Online voting for all Local 4304 members will be available from 00:01 – 19:00hrs
(Note: you must be registered on the Unifor Local 4304 website to vote online).

Paper ballots will be available for Local 4304 members at GRT at the Kitchener Garage and Cambridge Garage from 04:30 – 09:30 & 13:30-17:30hrs.

A complete candidate list will be posted on November, 21st, 2019 once nominations close.

For any questions, comments or concerns please contact the Election Committee Chair, Tyler Kress, at tylerkress4304@gmail.com.

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Notice of Executive Vacancy

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

To all Local 4304 members,

A vacancy has opened for the position of Financial Secretary on the Local 4304 Executive Board. Per the Unifor Local 4304 By-Laws a by-election must be held to elect a replacement to fill the vacant position. To save expenses, it has been decided to hold this by-election alongside the by-election for the already vacant Trustee position.

Nominations & Election for the Financial Secretary position will proceed as follows:

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – Nominations Open
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (November General Meeting) – Nominations Close
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – By-Election Day

If you are interested in submitting your name to fill this position, or would like to nominate another member in good standing to fill this position, please submit this information to the Recording Secretary either orally at the November General Membership Meetings or in writing to recordingsecretary@unifor4304.org before nominations close at the end of the November General Membership Meeting. All nominated members must signify their intent to stand for election before the close of nominations.

Yours in solidarity,

Warren Schnurr
Recording Secretary
Unifor Local 4304

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Notice of Executive Vacancy

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

To all Local 4304 members,

A vacancy has opened for one position as a Trustee on the Local 4304 Executive Board. Per the Unifor Local 4304 By-Laws a by-election must be held within 60 days to elect a replacement to fill the vacant position.

Nominations & Election for the vacant Trustee position will proceed as follows:

Monday, October 21, 2019 (October General Meeting) – Nominations Open
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (November General Meeting) – Nominations Close
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – By-Election Day

If you are interested in submitting your name to fill this position, or would like to nominate another member in good standing to fill this position, please submit this information to the Recording Secretary either orally at the October or November General Membership Meetings or in writing to recordingsecretary@unifor4304.org before nominations close at the end of the November General Membership Meeting. All nominated members must signify their intent to stand for election before the close of nominations.

Yours in solidarity,

Warren Schnurr
Recording Secretary
Unifor Local 4304

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