September 15, 2020
Bul 33-20

UNION ELECTIONS

On September 30, 2020, nominations for Local 112 Union Officers and Negotiating Team will be accepted at the Union hall prior to the General Membership meeting.

Now more than ever, we need to be involved in and supportive of our Union. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of our Union and the Fire Department.

Qualifications for office are; President – Active member of the L.A.F.D. and a member in good standing of this Local for at least two consecutive years immediately prior to nominations.

1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer – Active member of the L.A.F.D. and a member in good standing of this Local for at least two consecutive years immediately prior to nominations.

Director (5 positions) and Negotiating Team (4 positions) – An active member of the L.A.F.D. for at least one year and a member in good standing of this Local at the time of nominations.

No Los Angeles City Fire Department Chief Officer or Management employee shall be eligible to serve on the Executive Board (in accordance with UFLAC Local #112, Constitution and By-Laws, Article V, Section 1 – revised 2017).

All members of the uniformed forces of the City of Los Angeles Fire Department holding any rank within the City of Los Angeles’ Firefighters and Fire Captains Representation Unit are eligible (in accordance with UFLAC Local #112, Constitution and By-Laws, Article II, Section 1 – revised 2017).

Please closely review the current Constitution and By-Law requirements and process for nominating a member.

Nomination Process:

UFLAC Constitution and By-Laws

 

ARTICLE V

OFFICERS AND ELECTIONS

Sec. 4. Nominations and Elections – The President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Directors shall be nominated by a member in good standing and seconded by a different member in good standing, neither of which shall be the member themselves, and elected by the membership-at-large.

Sec. 8. Method of Nomination and Election – Each member in good standing shall be given at least fifteen (15) days’ advance notice, in writing, of the date, time, and place at which nominations shall be made, and at least fifteen (15) days’ advance notice, in writing, sent by U.S. mail to the last known address of the member, of the date, time and place at which elections shall be held. Any member in good standing may nominate eligible members for office. No member may accept nomination for nor be a candidate for more than one office. Elections shall be by secret ballot, even though only one candidate is nominated for a given office. There shall be no voting by proxy in any election of Local Union officers.

Elections may be conducted by mail. No elective officer shall be entitled to hold more than one Executive position. The candidate receiving a plurality vote shall be declared elected for all offices except the President.

For the UFLAC President office only, the candidate receiving 50% plus 1 of the vote shall be declared elected. If the required 50% plus 1 of the vote is not met in the initial election, as in the case of multiple candidates (more than two) vying for the UFLAC President position, a runoff election will commence within 10 days between the top two vote getters for UFLAC President. The candidate with the most votes in the runoff shall be declared elected.

If nominating a friend or co-worker, please include their work assignment and shift.  All Executive Board Offices including four positions on the Negotiating Team are open for election.

 

Respectively submitted,
UFLAC Election Committee

Frank Lima                (Chairman)

Dave Miranda

Martin Gutierrez

Larry Lee

Jerry Puga

Al Balestra

Ian Soriano