Results of the Local Union Bylaw Ratification Vote
Posted 2017-Nov-22

Yesterday, members of the TWU, USW National Local 1944 conducted a vote for the 2017 Local Union Bylaw Ratification.

The ratification was conducted by secret ballot through telephone and internet voting. Results were verified through Intelivote Systems Inc.

In order for a resolution to be passed, it needs to receive 66 2/3% support.

The results of the ratification vote are as follows:

1 - Removal of the Bylaws, Finance, Education and Solidarity Committees 55.87% FAILED
2 - Removal of the Bargaining Local Annual Delegated Meeting 67.04% PASSED
3 - Removal of the minimum number of National Executive Council meetings per year from the Bylaws 66.76% PASSED
4 - Removal of Local-specific oath language for Elected Officers and for the President 65.92% FAILED
5 - Removal of Unit Sick Committee language 69.92% PASSED
6 - Reduction of the frequency of Local Annual Delegated Meetings from every year to every 3 years 56.98% FAILED

The Local wishes to thank all the members who have taken part in our Union's democratic process.

In Solidarity,

The Telecommunications Workers Union, United Steelworkers National Local 1944