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Submit Your Steward/Committee Campaign Posters

Submit Your Steward/Committee Campaign Posters

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The final list of candidates for all Stewards and Committees will be posted on the Unifor Local 4304 website later today in addition to the live nominations sheet already at http://bit.ly/nominations4304.  All candidates are encouraged to not only post their campaign posters/platforms in their workplace, but also have them posted on the union website so all members can download and view them when they’re not in the workplace.

With the Executive Election mostly concluded (with the exception of some run-off votes), candidates for Stewards and Committees, in both bargaining units (GRT and Great Canadian), are now free to submit their campaign posters to the Webmaster to post online.  Great Canadian members, this would be one great way to get your campaign platform out to the members at GRT if you are running for any of the local-wide union committees where they can vote for you!

If you wish to have your campaign poster/platform posted on the union website please send it as an attachment in an e-mail to webmaster@unifor4304.org and I will upload it as soon as possible.  Campaign posters/platforms should be attached as a word processing document of some form (ie. Microsoft Word, Open Office Writer, or a shared Google Doc) OR as a PDF (preferred).  All campaigns will be converted to PDF for posting on the union website.

Warren Schnurr
Unifor Local 4304 Webmaster

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Executive Election Results

Executive Election Results

The results are in….

President:
Tim Jewell – 259 Votes, 70.6%  (Winner)
Lisa McKeown – 108 Votes, 29.4%
7 Spoiled Ballots.

Vice President:
Peter De Boer – 65 Votes, 17.7%
Brendan Burke – 46 Votes, 12.5%
Lisa Main – 210 Votes, 57.1% (Winner)
Phil Mayberry – 47 Votes, 12.8%
6 Spoiled Ballots.

Unit Chair:
Heath Abbott – 214 Votes, 63% (Winner)
Angela Ransome – 127 Votes, 37%
13 Spoiled Ballots.

Sergeant-At-Arms:
Jason Dargie -169 Votes, 46.6%
Trevor Reid – 128 Votes, 35.3%
Goran Ristic – 24 Votes, 6.1%
Jonathan Warren – 42 Votes, 11.6%
7 Spoiled Ballots.

*There will be a runoff election between Jason Dargie and Trevor Reid on June 20th.*

Recording Secretary:
Karen Keller Small – 97 Votes, 26.6%
Warren Schnurr – 147 Votes, 40.3%
Sonya Taha – 121 Votes, 33.2%
9 Spoiled Ballots.

*There will be a runoff election between Sonya Taha and Warren Schnurr on June 20th*

Skilled Trades:
Eric Heary – 150 Votes, 49.7%
Vern Sage – 158 Votes, 52.3% (Winner)
59 Spoiled Ballots.

Trustees
Peggy Byrne – 176 Votes
Lema Callender – 152 Votes
Darci Jewell – 172 Votes
Pam Martin – 135 Votes
James McAuliffe – 93 Votes
Dan Sibley – 132 Votes
Joe Visser -124 Votes

*There will be a runoff election on June 20th for Trustees.  There is debate on how many will be on the runoff and the Election Committee will be in contact with National to confirm.*

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It’s almost Election Day!

It’s almost Election Day!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 16th, is election day for Executive members of Unifor Local 4304.  Are you ready to vote?  Don’t forget to get out tomorrow, take a few minutes, and cast your ballot to make your voice heard.  Candidates elected this year will serve and represent our Local for the next three years, so make an informed choice.

Election polling times have been posted in the workplace and online by the Election Committee (Great Canadian members will be voting online).  Questions about the election should be directed to the Election Committee at elections@unifor4304.org.  Hope to see you at the polls!

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May 2018 Executive Special Edition of the uXpress is now available

May 2018 Executive Special Edition of the uXpress is now available

The latest of the uXpress, the official newsletter of Unifor Local 4304 is now available online at http://www.unifor4304.org under ‘Your Union > Newsletter’ (login is required) and in print.

This ‘Executive Special Edition’ of the uXpress contains the campaign platforms of the candidates for our union’s Executive Board elections on May 16th.  Help yourself make an educated and informed choice for your vote by reading what the candidates have to say in the latest uXpress.

Remember, election day for Executive positions is Wednesday, May 16th, 2018!

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Election 2018 Web Page

Election 2018 Web Page

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

With the close of the Executive nominations today, the final list of candidates for Executive positions has been posted on the Unifor Local 4304 website on the ‘Election 2018’ page in addition to the live nominations sheet at http://bit.ly/nominations4304.  All candidates are encouraged to not only post their campaign posters/platforms in the workplace, but to also have them posted on the union website so all members can download and view them when they’re not in the workplace.

If you wish to have your campaign poster/platform posted on the ‘Election 2018’ page of the website please send it as an attachment in an e-mail to webmaster@unifor4304.org and I will upload it as soon as possible.  Campaign posters/platforms should be attached as a word processing document of some form (ie. Microsoft Word, Open Office Writer, or a shared Google Doc) OR as a PDF (preferred).  All campaigns will be converted to PDF for posting on the union website.

Note: Only campaign posters/platforms for EXECUTIVE positions are being accepted to the website at this time.

Warren Schnurr
Unifor Local 4304 Webmaster

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Nominations ( Committees and Stewards )

Nominations ( Committees and Stewards )

Upcoming Elections

Respective nomination meeting

May 18 , 2018

 

The nominations for the Committees and Stewards shall be held at the May meeting of the General Membership, and the elections held on the same day as the June meeting of the General Membership.

 

All members of Local 4304 in good standing shall be eligible for election to office.

 

Nominations shall be oral, at the respective nomination meeting , or may be in writing / email to the Recording Secretary to be received prior to the start of the respective meeting. If only one nomination is received for a position the candidate shall be declared acclaimed. Candidates who receive verbal nominations must signify their acceptance or refusal to stand at the nomination meeting or in writing / Email to the Recording Secretary.

No further nominations will be accepted after the start of the evening meeting 7:30 pm.

 

Sonya Taha

recordingsecretary4304@gmail.com

 

Positions available  are as follows :

 

Stewards :

 

NORTH CONVENTIONAL ( 5 POSITIONS )

SOUTH  CONVENTIONAL ( 3 POSITIONS )

MOBILITY ( 2 POSITIONS )

NORTH DEPT . 2 ( 4 POSITIONS )

SOUTH DEPT . 2 ( 2 POSITIONS )

 

COMMITTEES

Constitution and Bylaws ( 3 POSITIONS )

Education ( 2 POSITIONS )

Environment ( 1 POSITION )

Community Services ( 1 POSITION )

Recreation ( 3 POSITIONS )

Human Rights ( 2 POSITIONS )

Women’s ( 2 POSITIONS )

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Workers (LGBTQ) ( 1 POSITION )

Aboriginal and Radicalized Workers (AWOC) ( 1 POSITION )

Workers with Disabilities ( 1 POSITION )

Union in Politics ( 1 POSITION )

Young Workers ( 1 POSITION )

Accident Review ( 2 POSITION  ) 1 will be an alternate

Collision Appeal ( 2 POSITIONS ) 1 will be an alternate

Women’s Advocate ( 1 POSITION )

 

Uniform

NORTH ( 2 POSITIONS )

SOUTH ( 2 POSITIONS )

DEPT . 2 ( 1 POSITION )

 

New Members

CONVENTIONAL ( 2 POSITIONS )

MOBILITY ( 1 POSITION )

DEPT . 2 ( 1 POSITION )

 

Scheduling

NORTH CONVENTIONAL ( 3 POSITIONS )

SOUTH  CONVENTIONAL ( 2 POSITIONS )

MOBILITY ( 2 POSITIONS )

DEPT . 2 ( 2 POSITIONS )

 

Operations

NORTH CONVENTIONAL ( 2 POSITIONS )

SOUTH  CONVENTIONAL ( 1 POSITION )

SOUTH DEPT . 2 ( 1 POSITION )

NORTH DEPT . 2 ( 1 POSITION )

NORTH MOBILITY ( 1 POSITION )

SOUTH MOBILITY ( 1 POSITION )

MOBILITY DISPATCHER RESERVATIONIST  ( 1 POSITION )

 

Health and Safety

NORTH CONVENTIONAL ( 2 POSITIONS )

SOUTH  CONVENTIONAL ( 2 POSITIONS )

SOUTH DEPT . 2 ( 2 POSITIONS )

NORTH DEPT . 2 ( 1 POSITION )

NORTH MOBILITY ( 1 POSITION )

SOUTH MOBILITY ( 1 POSITION )

 

Return to work

CONVENTIONAL ( 2 POSITIONS )

DEPT . 2 ( 1 POSITION )

MOBILITY ( 1 POSITION )

 

Apprenticeship and Training

DEPT . 2 ( 2 POSITIONS )

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April 2018 Election Guide edition of The uXpress is now available

April 2018 Election Guide edition of The uXpress is now available

The latest of the uXpress, the official newsletter of Unifor Local 4304 is now available online at http://www.unifor4304.org under ‘Your Union > Newsletter’ (login is required) and in print.  Get your copy of the uXpress today!

This special ‘Election Guide’ edition of the uXpress gives you everything you need to know about the upcoming union elections.  All union positions are open this year for the nomination of dedicated members of Local 4304, from both bargaining units, willing to serve the membership for the next 3-year term.

  • Nominations currently remain open for Executive Board positions, but close this Wednesday (April 18th) at 7:30PM (the beginning of the evening General Membership Meeting).
  • Nominations will open for Stewards and Committees this Wednesday (April 18th) and will close on Wednesday, May 16th.
  • Election Day for Executive Board positions is May 16th.
  • Election Day for Stewards and Committees is June 20th.
  • Online voting will be available for members at Great Canadian Holidays & Coaches.  Paper ballot voting will be available for members at Grand River Transit with polling stations and times to be posted before election day.

If you feel you are dedicated and ready to serve your union, or know someone else in the union who is, submit your nomination to Sonya Taha, the Recording Secretary at recordingsecretary@unifor4304.org before the close of nominations.

For questions about the elections, the Unifor Local 4304 Election Committee is here to serve you!  To contact the Elections Committee send an e-mail to elections@unifor4304.org.

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