January 2021 General Membership Meeting Information

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Click HERE to register in advance for our next GMM, happening Wednesday, January 27 at 12 PM!

Dear Members,

CUPE 3906’s first General Membership Meeting of the Winter 2021 term will be held on Wednesday, January 27, from 12 PM to 2 PM. Any members wishing to present pre-written motions should provide theirs via email to president@cupe3906.org by Tuesday, January 26.

As always, pre-registration will be required in order to attend this meeting. Please note that you must register with your McMaster email address no later than 10 AM on January 27. This is the only way we can verify your membership prior to the meeting. Any registration requests made from non-McMaster email addresses will be denied.

Register in advance for the GMM HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. *Please allow for some delay as each request has to be approved manually.*

By-elections on this GMM agenda

Along with other important union business, this GMM will include by-elections to two different positions on our Executive Committee: Benefits Officer and International Officer. You can find the details on each position – as well as certain eligibility criteria – in Section 5 of the CUPE 3906 Bylaws: Duties of Executive Officers.

We will also be electing one new member of the Local’s Bylaws Committee. This would be a great opportunity for any members looking to become more involved with the union. Time commitment is minor, with approximately one meeting every 1-2 months. You can read more about the Bylaws Committee in Section 6 of the CUPE 3906 Bylaws, or feel free to get in touch with us via email.

About the virtual GMM elections process:

Nominations for all three elections will be held on the (virtual) floor of the GMM, but our Bylaws also allow for those unable to attend to self-nominate in writing ahead of the meeting. If you are unable to attend the GMM but wish to run for one of the the three positions up for election, you can nominate yourself by emailing your 500-word candidate statement to bwalchuk@cupe3906.org anytime before 10 AM on Wednesday, January 27. Because our Bylaws require that only staff accept nominations for elections, only those sent to bwalchuk@cupe3906.org will be accepted, and their CUPE 3906 membership then verified.

Voting on these elections will occur in real time (via Zoom), meaning only members in attendance will be able to cast a ballot. This is the method we have determined most closely aligns with our in-person GMM elections and the processes laid out in our Bylaws and the CUPE National Constitution.

Stay tuned for related communications in the lead up to next week’s GMM, and feel free to send your election-related questions to bwalchuk@cupe3906.org or staff@cupe3906.org. All other GMM-related inquiries should go to president@cupe3906.org. We hope to see you all there!

In solidarity,

The CUPE 3906 Executive Committee