There are four positions available on
the Executive Board for the November 2012 Local 2887
elections. These positions include one Executive
Board Member (two year term) and three Trustee positions
(three year terms). If you are interested in
serving in any of these roles or you know someone who
might be interested, please contact Vickie Sumner at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-3819 by 4:30pm on Friday,
October 26, 2012.
Am I eligible to be a Trustee or Executive Board
member? Per the Local 2887 Constitution: "To
be eligible for office, a member must be in good
standing for one year immediately preceding the
election." You must be a full member, and if
selected you must attend a two-day steward training
class. It would also greatly benefit the Trustees
to attend the one-day financial responsibility training.
How much of a time commitment is required?
At a minimum, these positions are expected to attend
monthly Executive Board meetings on the second Tuesday
of every month from 11:30am-12:30pm and participate in
the general meetings that are held quarterly. In
addition, Trustees also need to complete the Fair Share
report on an annual basis.
What do the positions do? Per the Local
2887 Constitution: "The trustees shall make or cause to
be made at least annually an audit of the finances of
the local, including the finances concerning any health
and welfare, pension, insurance or other benefit program
covering members of such local and shall report to the
membership on the results of such audit." The
Executive Board Members act as representatives of the
If you have more questions, please feel free to
contact any of the Local officers or Executive Board
Vote NO on the Proposed Constitutional
On the November ballot, Illinois voters
will be asked if they believe the Illinois Constitution
should be amended to require a three-fifths majority
vote in order to increase a benefit under any public
pension or retirement system. We say "Vote NO" on
the proposed Constitutional Amendment.
This Constitutional Amendment would also require that
any collectively bargained agreement with a local
government or school district be approved by a 3/5th
majority of the local governmental body if those
agreements had incentives or additional compensation
increases beyond salary that enhanced pensions.
This amendment would limit union bargaining strength at
all levels of government and is designed to cover up the
politicians' failure to adequately fund public employee
For more information, see our Election
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