You can run for Local's offices
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year Holiday. Spending time with family and friends can be such a treat? Right! Just kidding. I enjoy the Holiday Season. Just seems like yesterday. Boy, time just blows by. It’s already March. It won’t be long until spring and warmer temps. I hope everyone remembered to turn in their vacation request.
If you attended the February Membership Meeting, you would be aware of what’s going on at the hall. The electrical service is being up-graded. New lights, inside and out. And more wall outlets. So that means no more popping the circuit breakers! Next time you’re around the hall, and the lights are on, stop in and check it out. Hopefully there will be other upgrades in the future, budget permitting.
You may also remember that there was some conversation about up and coming elections in May. That’s right, three years have passed, and it’s time to consider whether we keep or replace the leadership of our local. Every officer’s term is soon to limit out. The President, Executive Board and the Bargaining Committee, all offices.
As a member of this local for one year, in good standing, and an active member, you qualify to accept your nomination for any office. If you are a retired member you may accept your nomination to the Executive Board. Please pay particular attention to the dates posted in this edition of the Labor News. Also, for postings on the UAW communication Boards in the plant, and at the hall. Just a note of clarification: a member can accept nomination of only one office of the Executive Board.
In addition, the standing committee terms are due. So, if you as a member have ever considered running for a leadership role, to serve this local and its members, bring it. We need you and your talents and time.
As always, in your service, Hollis Barker, President