NOTICE OF EWMC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AT-LARGE VACANCY
Due to the retirement of Luis Restrepo out of Local Union #3 in New York, The National Executive Board is currently seeking a candidate to fill a vacant Member-at-Large position on the National Executive Committee. In accordance with the EWMC's National Operating Bylaws, all vacancies on the Executive Committee created between regular elections shall be filled by appointment by the remaining members of the Executive Committee. Once a vacancy is created, the EWMC Recording Secretary will notify all EWMC members of the vacancy and interested members have thirty (30) days after the notice to submit a completed candidate questionnaire to the Recording Secretary.
Per the EWMC National Operating Bylaws, interested EWMC members wishing to be considered for the position of EWMC At-Large Member, and fill the remaining term of office through January 2022, must submit a completed copy of the attached candidate questionnaire to the National Recording Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 AM (EST), March 22, 2021. Please note that although the vacancy created is within the 3rd district, this does not eliminate candidates from other IVP districts from consideration.
Please see attached candidate’s questionnaire. Below you will also find the portions of the bylaws that outline the qualifications to hold office in EWMC as well as the process and timeline for filling vacant Executive Committee positions between regular elections.
EWMC Executive Committee
Article VII – Officers – Election
In order to be eligible to hold an office in the EWMC, a member must meet the following criteria:
A. Should be a Business Manager or President of his or her Local Union.
B. If he or she is not the current Business Manager or President of his or her Local Union, the member shall make written notification to the current President/Business Manager of the respective Local Union stating that he or she has been elected or appointed to serve on the EWMC Executive Committee and request complete cooperation from that Local.
A copy of the written request and written response shall be forwarded to the Secretary no later than 30 (thirty) days after the election or appointment of the Executive Committee member or the new officers of the Local Union, whichever is appropriate.
C. Shall complete a candidate questionnaire provided by the Executive Committee identifying training and/or skills, (committee assignments performed, offices held and experience gained) in disciplines relevant to the position sought. The EWMC Executive Committee will provide all candidates with a standardized questionnaire.
D. If a member of the Executive Committee is defeated in his or her Local Union election, removed from an appointed position, resigns from office or fails to comply with the provisions of Article VII, Section 5(b); he or she may be disqualified from continuous service as an Officer. No member employed by the International Office shall be eligible to serve as an Officer.
E. Such vacancy shall be filled in accordance with the provision of Article VII, Section 10.
F. Officers may succeed themselves.
G. No Executive Committee member shall use their position as an Officer of the EWMC for political purposes within their Local Union or International Union.
H. No more than 5 (five) At-Large Executive Committee members can serve from the same IBEW Vice-Presidential District.
I. No more than 3 (three) Officers of the EWMC holding the position of President, Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer can serve from the same IBEW Vice-Presidential District.
J. No more than a total of 5 (five) Executive Committee members can serve from the same IBEW Vice-Presidential District.
K. No more than 1 (one) Executive Committee member can serve from the same Local Union.
L. Member must be an EWMC national member for a minimum 2 (two) years to stand for office or to be appointed to office.
All vacancies on the Executive Committee created between regular elections shall be filled by the remaining members of the Executive Committee. The Secretary will notify all EWMC members of the vacancy and interested members shall have 30 (thirty) days after the notice is given to submit a resume to the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee shall vote after 30 (thirty) days and within 45 (forty-five) days of the notice. The Secretary shall then notify all EWMC members of the name of the member filling the vacancy.