Wednesday April 3, 2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

Meeting to be held at our local office 18121-107 Avenue


Pride (June)

National Indigenous Day (June)

Articles for the Inside Out

Future meeting dates

Any other Human Rights issues

The HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE is an open committee, everyone is welcome
Please note the change in time.

Please bring all your ideas for the Pride Parade. The more the merrier!

Election Results

Edmonton Executive 2019 Nominations & Elections

The following positions were up for election and are two year terms. Following are the results at close of nominations (Acclaimed):

  • Health & Safety – Full Time Officer – Rashpal Sehmby
  • Education Officer – Ajay Sharma
  • Route Verification Officer – Jennifer Reimer
  • Chief Shop Steward – Wickets/Affiliates – Karry Biri
  • Chief Shop Steward RSMC – Elizabeth Tjostheim

The following positions were also up for election and are two year terms. They have remained up for election due to one or more of the following reasons: 1) There were no nominations 2) Individuals nominated withdrew their nominations 3) Person nominated did not meet attendance requirements.

Nominations and elections will be from the floor at the

April 6, 2019 GMM:

  • President – Full Time Officer Position
  • Recording Secretary
  • Chief Shop Steward – Maintenance
  • Chief Shop Steward – Shift 2 EMPP

Congratulations and Thank You to those that are acclaimed!

CUPW Edmonton Election Committee


CUPW Edmonton Local


Sunday Mar 3rd, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Union Office

18121 – 107 Ave. Edmonton


Floor Nomination/Election – AFL Convention 7 Delegates

Floor Nomination/Election 2 sisters for Prairie School for Women (if need be)

13.3 Delegates to any and all forums, conventions, conferences, such as Regional Conferences, National Convention, Alberta Federation of Labour Convention and Forums, Canadian Labour Congress Convention, shall within a month after attending such, shall submit a written report to the Executive. Such reports shall be a minimum of 350 words.

: The President shall provide a list of names of those that provided such reports to the next GMM.

: Such reports shall be made available for review by the membership if so requested.

: Any Regional Conference delegates intending to be elected for National Convention shall submit their intent to run in writing to the Secretary Treasurer prior to such election.

13.4 Alternates will first be selected from a slate of unsuccessful candidates for the delegates and their order will be determined by the number of votes that each candidate received during the election.

13.4.1 The number one alternate will fill the first vacancy occurring in the slate of delegates, subsequent vacancies shall be filled in accordance with the order in which they were declared elected

Floor Nomination/Election – Chief Steward of Maintenance – April 2019

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.

Un-tabling of previous motion

(Goods & Welfare) Add the following article to bylaws: – as the monies available to this committee are not Union funds that originate from members dues, these funds SHALL NOT appear on the Locals audited financial statements nor be subject to an audit.

(Goods & Welfare) Change the existing Article from

*a record shall be kept of all financial transactions (monies raised, spent, disbursed) and shall be submitted to the Trustee Committee for their inspection, in accordance with article 6*

(Goods & Welfare) to the new worded article

*a record in the form of a 3-column financial journalshall be kept of all financial transactions (monies raised, spent, disbursed) and shall be submitted to the Trustee Committee for their inspection, in accordance with article 6* This record may also be made available to the membership upon request or annually if no request is made.

Moved by: Cathy Furtak


11.1.15Good and Welfare Committee Shall consist of three (3) core members, elected at a GMM. Other interested members may be called upon to assist the committee. Shall raise money to assist members who are facing financial difficulty through no fault of their own. Funds shall be raised in two ways: a) “Pass the hat” – money raised due to emergency or immediate need, b) Ongoing fund raising – to build bank account

for the purposes of additional fund raising or disbursement to members who approach the committee for help Only members-in-good-standing of the Edmonton Local of the C.U.P.W. shall receive monies from this committee. Money will be paid out in the form of a gilt Each case shall be decided, for both necessity and amount of money, on its own merits, by a two-thirds (2/3) majority decision of the committee. Signing authority on the account shall be the same as other union funds. A record shall be kept of all financial transactions (monies raised, spent, disbursed) and shall be submitted to the Trustee Committee for their inspection, in accordance with Article 6.

Motion:Move that the Edmonton Local send 2 sisters to Prairie School for Union Women in Saskatchewan June 13-19, 2019. Money to come from the Women’s Committee and from CUPW Natl. Funding if available. With election at the next GMM Moved by: Cathy Furtak

Motion:move the remaining funds from this fiscal year from wages-admin to FTO replacement

Moved by:Karry Biri

Committee & Delegate Elections

By-Laws Committee 2 alternates (to Feb 2020)

EDLC Delegates 8 members (to Feb 2020)

Education Committee 5 members (to Nov 2020)

Election Committee 2 alternates (to Dec 2020)

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 2 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.