The position of Grievance Officer on the executive committee is currently vacant. Considering both the absence of the membership and the number of grievances that are handled in the summer, the executive committee decided to pro-tem a member to this position. The pro-temming will take place at the Wednesday July 20 Executive Committee Meeting. This is a temporary solution; in consultation with the Elections Officers, a by-election will be held at the end of the summer.
Article 14 V. (b) of the bylaws reads:
By a simple majority vote the executive may fill a vacancy on a pro tem basis with any member in good standing. Such vacancies must be posted in the union office at least two weeks prior to the executive meeting where the vacancy is to be filled. Executive positions filled on a pro tem basis must be advertised as open positions for the agenda of the next general membership meeting where nominations will be opened and elections held as per Section II. of the present article. Executive Committee members may only hold one (1) position on the Executive Committee.
To nominate yourself for this position, email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on July 19. You may provide a statement of up to 300 words, and/or attend the executive meeting at which the vote will take place to motivate the nomination. This position is open to all members in good standing, of any unit. Members interested in the position are invited to read the job description available in the bylaws (p. 14).