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MEMBERSHIP MEETING LINKS FOR THURSDAY APRIL 22ND AT 2:30 PM

Posted on April 19, 2021

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ ALL NOMINATION AND ELECTION INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE BOX BELOW THE REGISTRATION LINK

The Next Local 764 MEMBERSHIP MEETING:THURSDAY APRIL 22nd at 2:30 PM

Agenda:
Local 764 Officer Nominations for:
Secretary/Treasurer
Trustees
Delegates
Regular Business of Local 764

You must be in good standing (all dues and assessments paid) to attend the meeting.

THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD ONLINE THROUGH GoToWebinar.

Please register for Local 764 April Membership Meeting on Apr 22, 2021 2:30 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3009511074204737551

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Nominations and Election Procedure SUMMARY:
THIS IS A SUMMARY FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE MEMBERS: NOMINATION PROCEDURES CAN BE FOUND IN THE LOCAL 764 CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS AND MODIFICATIONS BELOW.

TO RUN FOR OFFICE:

  • You must be in good standing: please contact David Erdei at [email protected] to check your Union standing.
  • You must have a NOMINATOR and a SECOND who are Members in good standing: members may send nominations/seconds to President Pat White at [email protected] or to David Erdei at [email protected] via email or they may nominate in real-time at the membership meeting 
  • Meeting waivers must be received by the office no later than 1:30 pm on April 22nd.
  • If you are not going to be present at the Membership Meeting: email Patricia White at [email protected].  YOU MUST PUT THE NAME OF THE OFFICE YOU ARE ACCEPTING IN YOUR EMAIL/LETTER.  (E.G.: My name is Tahuma Seid and I accept the nomination for Trustee should I be nominated).  
  • If you wish to be both a trustee and a delegate, you must be nominated, seconded and accept both offices. (E.G.: My name is Tahuma Seid and I accept the nomination for Trustee should I be nominated.  I also accept the nomination for Delegate if nominated).  

INFORMATION ABOUT DELEGATE TO THE IATSE CONVENTION:

  • The IATSE Convention will be VIRTUAL this year
  • The Convention will take place July 24 – 29, and you must be present at the various sessions
  • Working while Delegate will not be possible: DELEGATES NOT DIRECTLY EMPLOYED BY LOCAL 764 WILL BE GIVEN SALARY REPLACEMENT.  Salary replacement from Local 764 will be $1000.00.  The IATSE may give additional compensation, but details are unknown at this time.

The information below has been read at the three previous membership meetings, emailed to the membership and is posted on the Local 764 website.

Nominations Procedure for the Local 764 2021 Elections

 As previously announced, Local 764 will have nominations for the offices of Secretary/Treasurer, four Trustees and Convention Delegates at the Regular Membership Meeting scheduled for Thursday April 22nd at 2:30 pm.  Due to the COVID-19 crisis and restrictions that are still in place, this meeting will be help held through the online platform GoToMeeting.
Nominations for all offices will be conducted as per Article IV, Section 5 of Local 764’s Constitution and By-Laws (available to members in the members section of the Local 764 website) with certain modifications necessary to accommodate the online platform process should it be necessary: 

To be eligible for office, a person must have been a member in good standing for a period of not less than two years and must have attended at least four regular membership meetings within that two-year period. Both regular, in-person membership meetings and virtual membership meetings are considered in this calculation.   A member wishing to apply for a waiver of the meeting requirement must make a written request to the Executive Board at least ONE HOUR (1:30 pm) before the 2:30 April 2021 Meeting.

This request may be mailed to the Local 764 office at 545 W 45th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10036 or emailed to David Erdei at [email protected].  It is recommended that those considering candidacy check their meeting attendance with David Erdei in advance if they have any doubts.
Members wishing to nominate a candidate for office must be in good standing. To place a name in nomination, it shall take a sponsor and a second, neither of which may be the nominee in question.

Any member may make a nomination or a second either by email prior to the 2:30 pm April 22nd meeting, or at the meeting. Email nominations should be sent to the Local 764 office by emailing David Erdei at [email protected].  Nomination emails should state the name of the member you would like to nominate, and the office for which you are nominating that member.  Emails must be received by the Local 764 Office by or prior to 2:30 pm April 2021 Membership Meeting.
Real time nominations may also be made. If the meeting is conducted through the online platform GoToMeeting members who register and attend the Member Online Meeting on April 22nd, 2021 at 2:30 pm may nominate candidates in real time, during the meeting.  Members may either speak or use the “chat” function in the platform.  For more information on how to use these features, please contact the Secretary/Treasurer at [email protected].  

Nominations shall take place for the following offices:
Secretary/Treasurer
Four Trustees
Delegates to the IATSE Quadrennial Convention to be held virtually during the week of July 25, 2021. (Local 764 expects to have between 12 and 14 open seats.)

A member wishing to accept a nomination who will not be present at the meeting may file an acceptance in writing (email is fine) to the President at [email protected] by or prior to 2:30 pm on April 22nd, 2021.  Members filing an acceptance in writing must indicate the office they wish to accept.

Please note: As per Local 764’s Constitution, nominees must have both a sponsor and a second, and may not nominate themselves.  No member shall accept nomination for more than one office (you may accept nomination for both Trustee and Delegate).
Electioneering: Immediately following the nominations, each candidate will be given an opportunity to address the membership.  Nominees may do so on the online platform if used or may send a statement to be read by another member of their choice, or the President.  If another member or the President read the statement, they must read the exact copy as submitted by the candidate and not change, correct and/or editorialize.
Candidates may submit a biography or statement of no more than 250 words to be included with the ballot.  Statements must be submitted to the Election Board by 9:00 am Monday, April 26th, 2020. 
All subsequent elements of the election will be conducted in strict accordance with the Local 764 Constitution, which may be found on the Local 764 website. Ballots will be mailed out during the week following the nominations, and the announcement of those elected will happen at the May Regular Membership Meeting.
Questions regarding this procedure should be addressed to David Erdei at [email protected].

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