General Membership Meeting

CUPW Edmonton Local


Saturday Nov 3rd, 2018

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Union Office

18121 – 107 Ave. Edmonton


Auditors report for the 2017 -2018 Fiscal year

Floor Nomination/Election – Chief Steward of Shift 1 – April 2020

5.14In the Event of a Vacancy on the Executive Committee, a replacement will be elected at a General Membership Meeting no later than Eights (8) weeks following the date the resignation is received.

5.15Election of Officers shall be the first order of business at the Election Meeting. The normal business of the April General meeting may proceed while ballots are counted, with the exception that items of “New Business” other than excusing members from meetings and waiving of dues, “Unfinished Business” and “Elections” still may not proceed until the members and alternates of the Committee have finished their work.

5.16For all other elections not specifically provided for in these By-laws, the following procedures will apply:

5.16.1Notice for election must form part of the General Meeting notice. 5.16.2 Candidates and their nominators must be members-in-good standing.

5.16.3In the event that a member nominated is not present at the time of the election, he/she must have indicated, in writing their willingness to stand for election. This procedure shall be noted on the notice of the General Meeting.

Vote on Motion served during the Oct 14th, 2018 GMM:

Notice of motion:

Whereas our Union would never adhere to disallow any member form working another job.

Whereas we would never discourage any member to provide for their family and children’s need.

Whereas article 7.13.5 of our local bylaws is a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In particular to Right to move and gain livelihood. (2) Every citizen of Canada and every person who has the status of a permanent resident of Canada has the right (a)| to move and take up residence in any province; and (b) to pursue the gaining of a livelihood in any province.

Also, Life, Liberty and security of a person. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.

Therefore be it resolved that Article 7.13.5 be removed from the Edmonton Local Bylaws.

Be it further resolved that the enforcement of guaranteed rights and freedoms be adhered to by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as per 24 (1), Anyone whose right or freedoms, as guaranteed by this Charter, have been infringed or denied may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction to obtain such remedy as the court considers appropriate and just in circumstances.

Motion by: R. Sehmby


Committee & Delegate Elections

Executive ReformationCommittee:9 core members(no more than 3 executive & 6 members from the floor. As well as equal representation specifically between, RSMC’s, Letter Carriers, members from the EMPP.) (7 have been chosen so far, 3 executives and 1 from RSMC, 2 Letter Carrier and 1 EMPP)

By-Laws Committee 2 alternates (to Feb 2020)

Education Committee 5 members (to Nov 2020)

Election Committee 2 alternates (to Dec 2018)

Environment Committee 5 members (to May 2019)

Human Rights Committee 1 members (to May 2019)

Inside Out Committee 4 members (to Nov 2020)

First Nation Sub-Committee 1 members (to May 2019)

Organizing Committee 10 members (to Sept 2020)

Social Committee 5 members (to Nov 2020)

Temp Rights Committee 2 members (to Mar 2019)

Trustee Committee 2 members (to Sep 2019)

In the event that a member nominated is not present at the time of election, he/she must have indicated, in writing in advance, their willingness to stand for election.