UPDATE: Ballots were mailed out on November 14, 2019. If you do not receive your ballot by Friday, November 22, 2019 please contact the Union Office at (251) 433-1521 or (800) 859-2307 by phone, in person, or in writing to request a duplicate ballot. Please do not leave your information on the answering machine. The office staff will need to verify your mailing address. The last day to request a duplicate ballot is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Voting instructions, rules, and timelines are printed on the back of your official ballot.
Only those ballots which are returned to the post office box designated on the return envelope (in your voting packet) by 9:30 a.m. on December 7, 2019 shall be counted.
Exercise your right to vote.
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On October 7, 2019 the following Nominations Notice was mailed to all active members of Teamsters Local 991 at their last known address. If you do not receive this notice by October 15, 2019 please contact the Local 991 Union Office at (251) 433-1521 to verify your mailing address.
October 07, 2019
TO ALL MEMBERS OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION NO. 991
NOTICE: NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICERS OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION No. 991
A SPECIAL MEETING has been called for Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Teamsters Local Union Hall, 112 S. Broad Street, Mobile, AL 36602 at 8:00 pm. Nominations will be held for the following offices:
Secretary-Treasurer & Business Manager
Three (3) Trustees
THE TERM OF OFFICE IS THREE (3) YEARS
To be eligible to nominate and/or second a nomination, and otherwise participate in the nomination meeting, a member's dues must be paid up through the month prior to the month in which the nomination meeting is held. Prospective nominees are advised to verify in advance of the nomination meeting, the eligibility of their nominators and seconders.
To be eligible for elections to any office, a member must be in continuous good standing in the Local Union and actively employed at the craft within the jurisdiction of the Local union for a period to twenty-four (24) consecutive months prior to the nomination and in attendance of at least fifty-percent (50%) of the regular membership meetings during the same period and must be eligible to hold the office, if elected. However, the 50% meeting attendance requirement shall not be enforced as a condition of eligibility to run for office in this election.
Elected officers of the Local Union shall, by virtue of such election, be delegates to any Joint Council with which the Local Union is affiliated as well as to any convention of any subordinate body which may take place during their term of office. Elected Local Union officers shall be delegates to such convention in the order of priority set forth in Article III, Section 5(a)(1) of the International Constitution or as set forth in the Local Union Bylaws. Local Union Bylaws are available upon request.
In accordance with Article XXII, Section 4(a) of the International Constitution, all nominations must be made at the nominations meeting by a member in good standing OTHER THAN THE NOMINEE and seconded by a member in good standing OTHER THAN THE NOMINEE. Nominations and seconds may be made orally from the floor or in writing at the nomination meeting. Candidates must accept nomination at the time made, either in person or if absent, in writing, and may accept the nomination for ONLY ONE OFFICE.
NOTICE OF ELECTION
By order of your Local Union Executive Board, the voting will be by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed on or about November 14, 2019. To be eligible to vote in this election, a member must have paid his dues through the month prior to the month in which the election is held. Dues arrearages may be paid at Teamsters Local 991, 112 S. Broad Street, Mobile, AL 36602 by December 6, 2019 during regular office hours, 8-4:30. Any eligible member not receiving a mail ballot by November 22, 2019 should contact the union hall at (251) 433-1521 or 1(800) 859-2307, by phone, or in person, or in writing. Nov. 27, noon, is the last day to request a duplicate ballot.
Only those ballots which are returned to the post office box designated on the return envelope, (in your voting packet) by 9:30 am on December 7, 2019 shall be counted. NO HAND DELIVERED BALLOTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Do not send any additional papers, letters, grievances, etc. to the post office box, designated for this mail referendum. The counting of the ballots will commence on December 7, 2019, Saturday, beginning at approximately 9:45 am at Teamsters Local 991, 112 S. Broad Street, Mobile, AL 36602.
A Local Union Election rules summary and a Schedule of Election Events are available upon request at Teamsters Local 991.
The Candidate for each office who receives a plurality of the votes cast for the offices shall be elected thereto, except in case of Trustees, in which case the three (3) Candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected. In accordance with Article XXII, Section 4(b) of the International Constitution, each candidate has the right to have at least one observer, at the Candidate's own expense, at the preparation and mailing of the ballots, the retrieval of the ballots from the post office, and the opening and counting of the ballots. The observer must be a member in good standing of the Local Union. The rules for the Conduct of Elections is contained in the Bylaws of Local 991, Section 16.
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOUR LOCAL UNION HAVE YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS. PLEASE ADVISE IF YOU HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THE LOCAL UNION DOES NOT HAVE YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS.
THE EXECUTIVE BOARD