Administration Update – November 27, 2018

November 27, 2018 - In an effort to keep the membership informed regarding the implementation of the recommendations contained in the Administrator’s Report on November 15, we wish to share the following information.

Administration Update

As per our Report, the Local remains under Administration and there is no timeline for the Local to be taken out of Administration. Our report was clear that there are many other issues that will need to be addressed by both the Administrators and the incoming Executive Board before the Local is taken out of Administration. These issues include a review of the Local Union’s structure and getting the Local on a sustainable financial footing going forward. We are also reviewing legal expenditures and representation, grievance handling, and staffing issues, among others at the Local. 

Election for Regional Executive Officers for Alberta

We are working with Intelivote to conduct re-run elections for the two positions of Regional Executive Officer for Alberta. The vote will take place on Thursday, December 20, 2018, by remote electronic voting. Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) will be mailed by Intelivote in early December to all eligible Unit members in Alberta. Additional voting information will be communicated shortly. The candidates will remain the same as April 19, 2018, and there will be no additional nomination.

As a reminder, your Regional Executive Officer for Alberta candidates are:

  • John Alma
  • Steve Durrell
  • Kyle Johnston
  • David Skrober

Update on the Constitutional Charges

As many members are aware, two sets of constitutional charges were filed. Those charges were heard by International Commissioners in early October. The Commissioners have released their reports and dismissed both sets of charges. The International Executive Board Appeal Panel will hear these cases on December 10, 2018. Further information was sent directly to the members involved in the two cases.

Installation of the Executive Board

The Administrators are still working through the logistics for installing the newly elected Executive Board Officers as set out in our Report.

Staffing Change

The Administrators wish to inform members that we have asked former President Lee Riggs to transition out of his position and as a Representative of the Local. He has agreed to do so. On behalf of the Local, we want to thank Brother Riggs for his commitment, dedication and many years of service to the TWU and our Local Union.

The Administrators thank the members for their patience and trust as we work through Administration. As we said in our Report, there are many issues that need to be addressed before the Local can truly move forward.

In Solidarity, 

Ron Wyatt

USW Local 1944 Administrator