General Membership Meeting

CUPW Edmonton Local


Sunday, May 5th,2019

6:00pm – 8:00pm Union Office

18121 – 107 Ave. EdmontonAgenda

President -Floor Election

Chief Shop Steward Maintenance-Floor Election

5.14 In 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.

5.15 Election 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.

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

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

5.16.3 In 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.

Notice Of Motions:

ADD 7.2.1 in the event of a vacancy which results in the loss of one or more signing officer, another fulltime officer must be bonded in an amount set by the Executive Committee and become Signing Officer.

Motion: Move to add 7.2.1 to bylaws and to be dealt with at the May 2019 GMM.

Moved Cathy Furtak

Motion: Therefore, Be it Resolved,

Remove from the By-laws clause 6.9.1, 6.9.2, 6.9.3, renumber the remaining clauses under 6.9 accordingly, and change the references of the Sergeant -at-Arms/Editor to remove the, “Sergeant-at-Arms/” and just leave the “Editor”.

Therefore; Be it Further Resolved:

To add a new clause to Article 9 of the By-laws, 9.2.2 as follows:

9.2.2(B) Appointment of a Sergeant-at-Arms for the duration of the meeting. Renumber the remaining sub-clauses of 9.2 appropriately, including adjusting the sub headings of the agenda items to the next appropriate letter of the alphabet.

Therefore, be it Further Resolved:

To add a new clause to Article 10 of the By-laws, 10.1.1, as follows:

10.1.1 The Chairperson shall, at the beginning of the meeting, as the first order of business, appoint a willing member to be the Sergeant-at-Arms, from among those assembled.\

10.1.2 The person so appointed, will be given a hand-out, listing the duties that will be required of them as Sergeant-at-Arms. These duties will include, but not be limited to: Guard the door and admit no one but members-in-good-standing, except on the instructions of the chairperson by consent of the members present. Keep a proper and correct register of the attendance at the meeting and provide the Secretary Treasurer with such record. Work with the Chairperson to maintain the function of the meeting in the proper decorum and according to the By-laws and regulations of the Local and the National Constitution of the C.U.P.W.

Moved Dustin Hill

Motion: Wants to bring Motion on Monthly Steward Meetings. (6.12.4). Change that these meetings should be book offs, Bylaw change.

Moved Sanjay Malhotra

Committee & Delegate Elections

By-Laws Committee 2 alternates (to Feb 2020)

Environment Committee 8 members (to May 2021)

Human Rights Committee 8 members (to May 2021)

Inside Out Committee 4 members (to Nov 2020)

First Nation Sub-Committee 6 members (to May 2021)

Temp Rights Committee 6 members (to Mar 2021)

Women’s Committee 1 member (to Sept 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.