Our first General Membership Meeting (GMM) of the year will be held on Tuesday, January 18, from 3 PM to 5:30 PM. Any members wishing to present pre-written motions should provide theirs via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by Monday, January 17.
As always, pre-registration will be required to attend this meeting. Please remember: You must register with your McMaster email address no later than 10 AM on the day of the GMM. Using your Mac address is needed for us to confirm your union membership prior to the meeting.
Register in advance for our GMM here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
By-elections on this GMM agenda
Along with other important union business, this GMM will include by-elections to four different positions on our Executive Committee: Chief Steward Unit 1, President, Treasurer and Recording Secretary. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org anytime before 10 AM on the day of the GMM. Because our Bylaws require that only staff accept nominations for elections, only those sent to email@example.com 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. Please note: if you are attending via a phone call (instead of using the Zoom app), you will not be able to be able to vote, because all votes in elections are anonymous.
We hope to see you there!