NOTICE of EWMC Executive Committee Vacancy
In accordance with the provisions of Article VII, Section 9, "All vacancies on the Executive Committee created between regular elections shall be filled by appointment by the members of the Executive Committee. The Secretary will notify all EWMC members of the vacancy and interested members shall have thirty days after the notice to submit a resume to the Executive Committee."
No more than one Officer from the same Local Union and no more than three Officers from the same IBEW Vice Presidential District are allowed.
Members must be an EWMC National Member for a minimum of two years to stand for office or to be appointed to office.
Per the EWMC’s National Bylaws, any EWMC member wishing to be considered for the position of EWMC Member-At-Large, and fill the remaining term of the office through January 20, 2019, must mail a resume to the National Executive Committee by June 12, 2017 to:
P.O. Box 821462
Vancouver, WA 98682
Action by the Board on any resumes submitted will be taken on June 14, 2017.
Please review the EWMC Operating Bylaws, Article VII, and Officers – Election, and the following information for more details.
EWMC National Recording Secretary
National EWMC At-Large vacancy
Article VII – Officers – Election
D. If a member of the Executive Committee is defeated in his or her Local Union election, removed from an appointed position, resigns from office or fails to comply with the provisions of Article VII, Section 5(b); he or she may be disqualified from continuous service as an Officer. No member employed by the I/O shall be eligible to serve as an Officer.
All vacancies on the Executive Committee created between regular elections shall be filled by the remaining members of the Executive Committee. The Secretary will notify all EWMC members of the vacancy and interested members shall have thirty (30) days after the notice is given to submit a resume to the Executive Committee.
In order to be eligible to hold an office in the EWMC, a member must meet the following criteria:
A. Should be a Business Manager or President of his or her Local Union.
B. If he or she is not the current Business Manager or President of his or her Local Union, the member shall make written notification to the current President/Business Manager of the respective Local Union stating that he or she has been elected (or appointed) to serve on the EWMC Executive Committee, and request complete cooperation from that Local. A copy of the written request and written response shall be forwarded to the Secretary no later than thirty (30) days after the election of the Executive Committee member or the new officers of the Local Union, whichever is appropriate.
H. No more than three (3) At-Large Executive Committee members can serve from the same IBEW Vice-President District.
I. No more than three (3) Officers of the EWMC can serve from the same IBEW Vice-Presidential District.
J. No more than one (1) Officer of the EWMC can serve from the same Local Union.
K. Members must be an EWMC National Member for a minimum of two years to stand for office or to be appointed to office.
Article VIII – Duties of Officers
Section 5 - Executive Committee
A. Duties of the Executive Committee shall be as follows:
B. The Executive Committee shall meet on an annual basis between the national meetings and shall have the power to take any action it deems necessary to carry out objectives of the EWMC.
C. The Executive Committee shall prepare an agenda and participate in all meetings with the IBEW International Officers.
D. The Executive Committee shall audit the financial records of the EWMC and see that a financial statement is mailed to all members on an annual basis.
E. The Executive Committee shall ensure that all activities engaged in by the EWMC members are in compliance with the IBEW Constitution.
F. The Executive Committee shall fill all vacancies, by vote of the remaining members, which occur on the Executive Committee between regular elections.
G. The Executive Committee shall see that minutes of all Executive Committee meetings are mailed to the EWMC membership.
H. The Executive Committee shall promptly remove from office any Officer who fails to carry out the duties of his or her office as provided herein.
I. The Executive Committee may suspend the membership of any EWMC member for good lawful cause, for conduct which has been found not to be in the best interest of the EWMC, or for violations of any provisions of these Bylaws.
J. The Executive Committee shall have the final determination on eligibility for office under Article VII of these Bylaws.
K. The Executive Committee shall have the authority to choose the site of all national meetings.
L. All decisions made by the Executive Committee shall be decided by majority vote. The President shall vote to break any tie vote.
M. The Executive Committee shall perform such other duties as required in the best interest of the EWMC.
N. Each Executive Committee member shall be active in a local EWMC Chapter or an equivalent organization with the same goals and objectives as the EWMC and whose membership is comprised exclusively of IBEW members.