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.
The Telecommunications Workers Union, United Steelworkers National Local 1944