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Special Election/Union Meeting Information - (4/19/2018)

The 2018 Special Election of Officers will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 281, U.A. Union Hall, 11900 S. Laramie Avenue, Alsip, Illinois.  The polls will be open from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m.  There is one Office to be elected: Business Representative (one to be elected).  The Officer elected in the 2018 Special Election of Officers shall fill the unexpired term of this Office.  A sample ballot listing the Office, candidates, and ballot position for this election is available in the Members Only sectionPlease call the Union Office at 708-507-1800 if you have any difficulty accessing the Members Only section of the website.    

 Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, there is an economic package increase of $2.75 per hour due June 1, 2018.  This increase is to be allocated by the Union.  We will discuss and vote on the allocation of this increase at the regular monthly meeting to be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

 Journeyman members that have been in good standing for one year prior to the Election will be eligible to vote in the 2018 Special Election of Officers, and on the allocation of the June 1, 2018 economic package increase.  The United Association Constitution as amended August 1 - 5, 2016 states that, After successful completion of the third apprenticeship year, apprentices shall be entitled to voice and vote at Local Union meetings and in Local Union elections.”  Therefore, fourth and fifth year apprentice members that have been in good standing for one year prior to the Election will be eligible to vote in the 2018 Special Election of Officers, and on the allocation of the June 1, 2018 economic package increase. If you would like to verify your eligibility to vote, please contact the union office at (708) 597-1800.  In order to vote, you must present proper identification at the Election.  Acceptable forms of identification include a current U.A. Card, Quarterly Building Trades Card, or government issued ID card (driver’s license or state issued ID card).  As in previous elections, Sprinkler Fitters Local 281, U.A.’s election guidelines do not allow for absentee voting. Therefore, there will be no absentee ballots available. 

 In the case of a tie, a run-off election will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. at the Sprinkler Fitters Local 281, U.A. Union Hall, 11900 S. Laramie Avenue, Alsip, Illinois. 

 


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