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2021 UACL Biennial



                     8th Biennial Council Locals Meeting                   

                  Unifor Atlantic Communication Locals

                             May 4th-5th, 2021                         


 In accordance with Article 13 of the Unifor Atlantic Communication Locals (Unifor ACL) By-laws,

The 8th Biennial Council Locals Meeting will be held on May 4-5, 2021 via WebEx. 

The resolutions committee will meet Tuesday May 4th 9-12 AM

The Biennial for all delegates will begin on: Tuesday May 4 th - 1:00-4:00 PM and Wednesday May 5th - 9-12AM

 Purpose: Article 13.2 states: The purpose of the Biennial Locals Meeting is;

(a) To exchange ideas and make policy recommendations to the Unifor ACL Executive Board and the National Union;

(b) To provide a forum for member locals to share information, coordinate activities, and build on solidarity with one another;

(c) To assist all Locals in participating in the affairs of the Unifor ACL;

(d) To elect the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Recording Secretary of the Unifor ACL Executive Board;

(e) To amend these bylaws; (f) Policies can be established, deleted and/or amended by delegates voting at the Biennial Locals Meeting. All policies and amendments shall be Published on the Unifor ACL website.

Elections for the UACL Executive Board referred to in Article 13.2

(d) above are conducted as per Article 6 of the UACL By-Laws as follows: “Delegates to the Biennial Council Locals Meeting will elect a Chair and Vice-Chair of the Council Executive Board from among the ranks of the existing Presidents of member Locals. Any member in good standing of a member Local may run for the office of Treasurer or Recording Secretary of the Council Executive Board provided they are in attendance at the Council Locals Meeting or if absent, submits in writing a nomination letter signed by both the nominator and nominee indicating the office for which they are running.”

Resolutions Proposed amendments to UACL By-laws and policy recommendations will be accepted in the form of Resolutions which must be approved and submitted by the appropriate Local. Approved Resolutions must be submitted to the recording secretary of the council Susan Rice, by e-mail by the deadline date of April 2nd, 2021. Resolution forms and instructions are also attached. Credentials A Credential Form identifying each Local delegate must be completed and sent to Susan Rice no later than April 16th, 2021.

Committees The Resolutions Committee will be comprised of one non-delegate from each Local for a total of four (4) committee members.

Each Local must determine the method of choosing their member to the Resolutions Committee and submit the name to Susan Rice no later than April 16th, 2021.

Members of the Resolutions Committee must be prepared to meet in the am on May 4th prior to the Council Locals Meeting to review each resolution and make recommendations to the meeting’s delegates.

The Election Committee must be elected, the method to be determined by the Unifor ACL Executive Board. The Credentials Committee will be comprised of two members of the Resolutions Committee. Local Representation Council Executive Board members may attend the Council Locals Meetings exclusive of each Locals representation as determined in Article 13.3, which states:

Each Local’s entitlement to representation at the Biennial Council Locals Meeting shall be determined on the basis of membership represented as follows:

Membership Represented # of Delegates to Council Locals Meeting 1 to 200 members 4 Delegates for each additional 200 members or portion thereof 1 Additional Delegate Therefore, delegate entitlement by Local (exclusive of Executive Board Members) based on December 2020 membership numbers is:

Local 401: 4 delegates (109 members)

Local 410: 6 delegates (430 members)

Local 506: 6 delegates (564 members)

Local 2289: 6 delegates (576 members)

Locals will determine the method of selecting their delegates in accordance with their Local By-laws. As per an Executive Board By- Laws Travel expenses only for all delegates will be the responsibility of Unifor ACL.

Registration Registration will take place on May 4th, 2021 from 11:00 – 12:00 am.