Santa Clara County Chapter Bylaws Vote: July 25

At our Santa Clara County Chapter meeting to be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 6 p.m. at SEIU 521, 2302 Zanker Rd., San Jose, CA 95131, you will vote for a significant change in your Chapter Bylaws.

Please RSVP at SEIU521.Receptionist@seiu521.org or (408) 678-3300.

Download and distribute the flyer (PDF)

Background: Your Chapter Bylaws Committee met over a year to recommend changes to the Bylaws. The below change was the only recommendation that went forward.

Your Chapter Leadership Council approved this Bylaw change on February 20, 2013.

The Local wide Bylaws Committee approved this Bylaw change on May 29, 2013.

The Local wide Executive Board approved this Bylaw change on June 29, 2013.

NOW, YOU AS CHAPTER MEMBERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE FOR THIS BYLAW CHANGE.

This is the current bylaws language we have:
Article 12—Collective Bargaining, Section 11 – Strike and Ratification Votes
Votes to ratify a tentative agreement, to call a strike, and votes to authorize extension of work under an expired agreement must be by majority
vote by secret ballot of the bargaining unit membership present at a meeting expressly called for that purpose. Such a meeting may be over an extended period of time of up to one six (6) hour period to allow for maximum participation. No vote to call a strike may be referred to the Chapter Leadership Council for lack of a quorum.

This is the new bylaws language we are voting on:
Article 12- Collective Bargaining, Section 11 – Strike and Ratification Votes
Votes to ratify a tentative agreement, to call a strike, and/or votes to authorize extension of work under an expired agreement must be by majority vote by secret ballot of the Bargaining Unit membership present at meetings expressly called for that purpose. Such meetings may be over an extended period of time to allow for maximum participation. Voting shall take place at locations, dates and times to be determined by the Negotiating Team in coordination with the Local Union Staff. All ballots shall be retained in accordance with Local Union Policies and Applicable Laws. No vote to call a strike may be referred to the Chapter Leadership Council for lack of a quorum.

Make sure to tell your co-workers to attend the meeting. Be there!

If you have any questions, please call wRen Bradley, Chapter Chair at 831-206-4829 or Bylaws Committee members.

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