Notice is hereby given of the nomination and election of the following officers of Local Union 848: Secretary-Treasurer (Principal Officer), President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, and three Trustees. The term of office for these officers will commence on January 1, 2014 and conclude on December 31, 2016.
Nominations will be accepted at a Special Membership Meeting of Local Union 848 to be held on November 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm at the offices of Teamsters Local 848 located at 818 Oak Park Rd., Covina, CA 91724.
Nominations must be made and seconded from the floor by members of Local Union 848, in good standing with dues paid through October 2013. Any back dues or fees may be paid at the Local Union office through 4:00 pm on October 31, 2013. Nominees must accept nominations in person, or if absent, in writing for only one office. Written acceptance must be submitted to the OLMS Election Supervisor, to be received no later than 10:00 a.m. on November 1, 2013.
Eligibility to Run for Office
A member on dues checkoff will not lose good standing as a result of a delay or default by the employer in sending dues to the Local or because of an employer’s failure to make the proper deductions from the member’s pay in any month in which the member had any earnings from which deductions could have been made. Potential candidates are encouraged to check their eligibility, and the eligibility of their nominators and seconders, prior to the nominations meeting by submitting a written request to the Local Union Secretary-Treasurer.
The election will be conducted by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed to all active members and new applicants eligible for membership in Local 848 on or about November 12, 2013. Ballots will be counted on December 10, 2013 at the offices of Teamsters Local 848 located at 3888 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, CA. All ballots must be received at the designated Post Office Box by 8:30 am on December 10, 2013 to be counted. Members not receiving a ballot or who spoil their ballot may request a ballot by contacting Pacific Election Services at (800) 571-8049 or (925) 685-4935. Duplicate ballots may be requested through December 6, 2013.
Instructions for the completion of the ballot will be enclosed in the ballot package. This is a secret ballot vote. You should mark your ballot in private and mail your ballot, sealed in the secret ballot envelope, to the designated post office box in the postage paid Business Reply Envelope provided. Do not give your ballot to anyone.
Eligibility to Vote
To be eligible to vote in this election a member of Local Union 848 must be in good standing with initiation fees and dues paid through November 2013. Members have until 3:00 pm on December 9, 2013 to pay their initiation fees or dues at the Local Union office in order to have their votes counted. Under the International Constitution, any member on dues check-off shall not lose good standing as a result of a failure by an employer to send deducted dues to the Local or to make a proper deduction from the member’s pay in any month in which a member has any earnings from which dues could have been deducted.