My campaign would like to thank the almost 1,000 strong good sisters and brothers from Local Lodge 1726 in Boston for their endorsement of our campaign for IAM GST, and for the this wonderful letter of endorsement by the 1726 Executive Board. It's truly an honor. THANK YOU!
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This morning we received a letter of endorsement from officers of the almost 3,000 strong IAM Local Lodge 2198 in Houston, Texas, current GST Dora Cervantes' home local. I'd like to thank LL2198 for this very special endorsement. The current officers of LL2198 are doing a great job and I hope that when I am elected as IAM General Secretary Treasurer, we can build our relationship even stronger. Please read the letter below and THANK YOU!
Our campaign has just received an official communication from the IAM Grand Lodge that we have received almost 90 nominations for the position of General Secretary Treasurer from IAM local lodges around the country.
In 74 of those IAM locals, we were the only nomination, so we have also been honored to be endorsed by those IAM local lodges.
The IAM Constitution requires that a candidate for an Executive Council position receive the endorsement of 25 IAM local lodges to be placed on the ballot in April.
On Saturday, 1/16, IAM local lodges around the country nominated eligible IAM members for IAM Executive Council positions. My campaign has received reports that we were able to secure the requisite amount of nominations from IAM local lodges around the country for the position of General Secretary Treasurer. In fact, we believe that we received many more local endorsements than the required 25 because I was the only nominee for the GST position in many local lodges. We have also received reports that I have been endorsed by some of the IAM largest local lodges. That means we will be on the ballot in April!
Please refer to the IAM Constitution for a complete explanation on the electoral process for an IAM Executive Council position.
This is very exciting news and I thank all IAM members who participated in the process of ensuring that our GREAT union's democracy continues to thrive. I look forward to connecting with IAM members over the next three months, to gain your trust with the end goal to ensure that the IAM is financially sound into the future, is accountable to IAM members and greatly improves communication between all levels of our union.