Amalgamated Transit Union
Office of the financial Secretary
P.O Box 912, Norcross, GA 30092
Notice of Election of Officers & Voting -- ATU Local 1700
Pursuant to a stipulation and order of settlement dated April 7, 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Secretary of Labor will supervise the entire election of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1700’s regularly scheduled tri-annual election occurring in and around November 2016. The supervised election will be for all ATU Local 1700 Executive Board positions as specified below. The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is responsible for assuring that the election is conducted in accordance with Title IV of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA).
The December 1, 2016 mail ballot election will be supervised by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS), Tamara Kapper, Election Supervisor, who can be reached at 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Suite 8B85, Atlanta, GA 30303, (phone) 404-562-2739, (fax) 404-562-2087, (email) OLMS-Atlanta-Nashville@dol.gov.
An Election Committee has been appointed in compliance with Local 1700’s Bylaws, and is as follows: James Torrisi of Boston, MA, Chair; Jake McInnis Jr. of Chicago, IL; and Mauritta Wallis of Los Angeles, CA.
- BALLOTS MAILED TO MEMBERS: November 7, 2016
- BALLOTS DUE IN DESIGNATED POST OFFICE BOX: December 1, 2016 11:00 a.m EST
- BALLOTS PICKED UP FROM POST OFFICE: December 1, 2016 11:00 a.m. EST
- TALLY LOCATION:
Communications Workers of America (CWA)
Local 3250 Union Hall
350 Mitchell Street
Norcross, GA 30071
Phone: (770) 242-8370
In compliance with the International Constitution and Local 1700’s Bylaws, the election will be conducted by mail ballot. If you do not receive your ballot by November 14, 2016 or lose your ballot, please contact OLMS Election Supervisor Tamara Kapper at 404-562-2739 or via email at OLMS-Atlanta-Nashville@dol.gov or via fax at 404-562-2087 and request a duplicate ballot. The voted ballots will be picked up from the post office promptly at 11:00 a.m. EST on December 1, 2016 and transported to CWA Local 3250 Union Hall, where the tally will begin and continue until all ballots have been counted from all eligible voters.
To be eligible to vote, a member must be in good standing as of December 1, 2016. Payment of dues by the 15th of each month satisfies the definition of timeliness for good standing purposes. New members who have signed up for dues check-off are considered to be in good standing once they are posted to the Extraboard and are shown as available for work. Retired members who maintain their good standing in accordance with Section 21.13 of the International Constitution will be allowed to vote only for the offices of President, Executive Vice President, and Financial Secretary/Treasurer, and for the six Alternate Delegates. It is the responsibility of each member to verify that he/she is in good standing, which can be verified only by contacting Financial Secretary/Treasurer Sammie Howard at (770) 662-0091.
Ballots must be received in the designated post office box by 11:00 a.m. EST on December 1, 2016. Ballots received after this deadline will not be counted. Votes for “write-in” candidates are not permitted. If more than one ballot is received from any member, only the duplicate ballot received from that member will be counted.
Election protests are to be submitted in writing and mailed to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, OLMS, Election Supervisor Tamara Kapper by 5:00 p.m. EST, December 12, 2016 at 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Suite 8B85, Atlanta, GA 30303.