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.
It’s so exciting that we have been endorsed by some of the IAM’s largest local lodges, including IAM Local Lodge 2198, which is the current GST, Dora Cervantes’, local lodge. We are also proud that we were nominated and endorsed in the vast majority of locals in District Lodges 19, 141 and 142 from the largest territory in the IAM: The Transportation Department. We also garnered many nominations and endorsements from TCU local lodges. These results bode very well for success in April.
I’d would like to extend my sincere thanks to all the IAM-TCU members that participated in the nomination process and I look forward to connecting with IAM members around the country to gain your trust and ultimately your vote. We have much work to do and we are off to a really great start.