The election process will begin in March of this year for Local 1245 Delegates to the International Convention of the IBEW. The convention will be held Sept. 19-23, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Balloting for Local 1245 Delegates to the convention will be in June.
Complete information on nominations, elections, and qualifications are found in the Local Union Bylaws and International Union Constitution. If you do not have copies of these documents, they may be obtained by writing to IBEW Local 1245, PO Box 2547, Vacaville, CA 95696.
To qualify as a candidate for Delegate to the International Convention, a member must have at least two years’ continuous good standing in the Local Union immediately prior to March 1, 2011, and must have tendered his or her dues for January 2011.
Nomination of Delegates to the International Convention shall be made under New Business” at the first meeting of the Units in March 2011. (L.U. Bylaws Article III, Section 8c). In order to be a candidate for Delegate to the International Convention, a member must be present at the Unit meeting where he or she is nominated, or notify the Local Union Recording Secretary, Chris Habecker, in writing on or before March 1, 2011, that he or she will run for Delegate if nominated.
In addition to the Local 1245 Bylaws and the IBEW Constitution, the conduct of labor union elections is also covered by Title IV of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). The US Department of Labor publishes two relevant booklets:
Rights and Responsibilities Under the LMRDA and CSRA” (atwww.dol.gov/olms/regs/compliance/rights_resps.htm)
and Electing Union Officers” (atwww.dol.gov/olms/regs/compliance/ElecOfficer/elecofficer.htm)