February 2021 General Membership Meeting information


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Dear Members,

CUPE 3906’s next General Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 25, from 12 PM to 2 PM. Any members wishing to present pre-written motions should provide theirs via email to president@cupe3906.org by Wednesday, February 24.

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 February 25. 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 a by-election for the position of Vice President. You can learn about the responsibilities associated with this position by referring to the CUPE 3906 Bylaws (particularly Sections 5 and 6), and by emailing us at staff@cupe3906.org.

As in our previous GMM, we will also be seeking to elect one new member of the Local’s Bylaws Committee. This would be a great opportunity for any members who are thinking about becoming more involved with the union. Time commitment is minor. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us via email.

About the virtual GMM elections process:

Nominations for both 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 two positions up for election, you can nominate yourself by emailing your 500-word candidate statement to bwalchuk@cupe3906.org anytime before 10 AM on Thursday, February 25. 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