Continuous good standing required to run in 2009 division elections
Although the 2009 Triennial Elections are more than two years away, BLET members must prepare now to ensure their eligibility to run for elected positions.
According to BLET bylaws, to be eligible to run for division office in 2009, a member will have to have been in continuous good standing for 24 months prior to the month of nominations. Specifically, such member would have to be sure to pay full dues from September 2007 through August 2009 in order to run in the 2009 Triennial Elections.
The Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS), an office of the U.S. Department of Labor, requires unions to provide proper notice to all members regarding eligibility for office. This notice is posted on the BLET website and will appear in the October 2007 issue of the BLET monthly newsletter to satisfy that requirement.
Any members with questions regarding this policy or the dates outlined above should contact the BLET National Division in writing:
The Electronic Communications Policy of the National Division, as published on the BLET website, is that official communications between members and the National Division require a hard copy of the correspondence - with a signature - being received by the National President - to be considered an "official communication." This is to provide that the actual question(s) are addressed and responded to. This process has ensured that when official interpretations are made they have reference to a specific request and can be used in future correspondence.
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