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Offline Eric Klyne

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Re: Local Union Election Guide
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2015, 02:24:36 PM »
IBEW 424 Brother David Ammond received a copy of the IBEW Local Union Election Guide when he requested one.

http://ibew1837.uwsclient.com/sites/ua716.uwsclient.com/files/IBEW_Local_Union_Election_Guide.pdf

The only difference the American election guide has is that it refers to the LMRDA, when compared to this old Canadian version:

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Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (United States)

In the United States, the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) of 1959 contains those provisions that are mandated by law. Many of the guidelines referenced in the LMRDA are already incorporated in the IBEW's rules concerning elections contained in the Constitution and bylaws. Even though the LMRDA has some explicit rules and regulations, it also gives the union some lee- way in addressing certain issues. When the Constitution or bylaws exceed the min- imum requirements of the LMRDA, the Constitution and bylaws now assume the position of the law. In effect, a violation of the election procedure contained in the Constitution and bylaws is a violation of federal law.

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or the nearest Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) field office listed at the following Web address: www.dol.gov/esa/contacts/olms/lmskeyp.htm.

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If a member who has received an
8absentee ballot appears at the polling place to vote in person, he/she must first ten- der the unused ballot to the election judge. Additionally, a procedure should be in place to allow those members who claim to have never received their ballots the opportunity to cast a challenged ballot.

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 the LMRDA,

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by law,

In the United States the protesting member may proceed to the U.S. Department of Labor if not satisfied with the decision of the International Vice President. This pol- icy is adopted in order to expedite the final disposition of protests to local union elections and in compliance with the LMRDA.

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In the event the protesting member is not satisfied with the decision of the International Vice President, the member may submit his/her protest to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Offline Eric Klyne

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Re: Local Union Election Guide
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2015, 02:35:58 PM »
lfgreening,

I obtained a copy of the election guide from the First District Office. But if they won't give you one I can lend my copy to you. However, local unions are not required to adhere to the recommendations contained in the guide.


http://ourlocal353.ca/forums/index.php?topic=5288.msg40457#msg40457