Election Information

January 10, 2018

Official Notice of Nomination and Election

2018 MACHINISTS DISTRICT LODGE 141 OFFICER ELECTION

District Lodge 141 has entered into a Voluntary Compliance Agreement with the United States Department of Labor – Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS). The IAMAW International President recalled District Lodge 141 By-Laws. District Lodge 141 By-Laws, Article VIII, effective September 1, 2017, has been modified to address compliance issues with the United States Department of Labor – OLMS. In addition, dispensation has been granted by the International President to adjust the dates for notification to members, nominations and endorsement vote of the 2018 Officer election. District Lodge 141 will conduct an election on June 8, 2018, under the supervision of the Department of Labor – OLMS for the following officer positions:

(1) President/Directing General Chairman (PDGC)
(1) Secretary-Treasurer
(1) Vice President – East
(1) Vice President – West
(4) Vice President – At Large
(1) Vice President – Hawaii
(1) Vice President – Guam
(3) Trustee
(24) Assistant General Chairpersons (AGC)

All elected officers will serve four-year terms beginning October 2018.

Candidate Eligibility Requirements

Candidates nominated for PDGC and AGC positions must be members in continuous good standing for at least two years and must be working at the trade one year immediately prior to their nomination and free from any delinquencies of any nature to the Local Lodge, District Lodge or the Grand Lodge (in accordance with the Grand Lodge Constitution).

All other candidates for District Lodge office shall be members in continuous good standing in the IAM District Lodge 141 for at least one year and must be working at the trade for six months immediately prior to their nomination. Additionally, Vice Presidents must be selected from the membership they are to represent and the Vice President – Hawaii must be domiciled in the Hawaiian Islands.

Further, all officers of the Executive Board shall be employed by Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.; United Air Lines, Inc.; American Airlines, Inc.; Philippine Airlines Inc.; or Spirit Airlines, Inc. and such other groups who become affiliated with DL 141.

January 20, 2018 Nominations Meetings and Written Nomination Process

A special nomination meeting will be held by each Local Lodge on January 20, 2018, from 6:00 am – 8:00 am and from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm for all District Lodge 141 Officers. See Local Lodge Nomination Locations for your home local meeting location.

For this supervised election, District Lodge 141 members in good standing may submit written nominations to their respective Local Lodge Recording Secretary, by mail only, to be received no later than January 20, 2018. Hand delivery of a written nomination is not permitted. Members in good standing and meeting the eligibility requirements set forth under the absentee ballot request requirements shall be permitted to nominate by mail. Download the Absentee Nomination Form and see the Officer Election Written Nomination Mailing Addresses.

All nominations, whether mail-in or in-person, should include the following information or the nomination may not be accepted: the nominator’s name, Local Lodge and book number; and the candidate(s)” name, Local Lodge, book number, and the position for which the candidate is being nominated. The nominee and nominator must be in good standing. No nominee may be a candidate for more than one office. Self-nominations are allowed. No seconds are needed for nominations.

February 10, 2018 Local Lodge Endorsement Votes

Each local lodge shall endorse no more than one candidate for each officer position. In the event that a local lodge has contested nominations, local lodge members in good standing will vote by secret ballot for the nominee(s) to be endorsed by the local lodge. District Lodge 141 will post the nominations results and information regarding the Local Lodges requiring endorsement votes on this website, per past practice. The nomination endorsement vote (if necessary) will be held on February 10, 2018, from 6:00 am- 8:00 am and from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. See Officer Election Endorsement Vote Locations.

District Lodge 141 will process the requests for nomination endorsement ballots by mail. Members in good standing and meeting the eligibility requirements set forth under the absentee ballot request requirements can request an endorsement ballot by mail. Qualifying requests for nomination endorsement ballots should be mailed to the address below and must be received by mail no later than 3: 00 p.m., February 5, 2018: Download Request for Endorsement Vote Absentee Ballot Form.

IAMAW District Lodge 141
ATTENTION: Election Tellers
1771 Commerce Drive, Suite l03
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007- 2139

Qualifying requests for nomination endorsement ballots will be mailed a ballot with instructions, as they are received and verified.

Voted absentee endorsement ballots must be received in the mail by the District Lodge Secretary-Treasurer by 12:00 p.m., February 10, 2018 at the address indicated in the ballot instructions.

Local Lodge endorsements will be determined by a plurality of votes for each contested District Lodge office. In the event of a tie in a Local Lodge nomination endorsement vote, the candidate who receives that Local Lodge’s endorsement will be decided by a coin flip, in accordance with the District Lodge 141 Bylaws, Article VIII, Section 8(d). Any nominee receiving endorsements from at least four Local Lodges and accepting the nomination shall be a bona fide candidate and have his/her name placed on the ballot.

June 8, 2018 Officer Election

Local Lodges will conduct the District Lodge 141 Officer election on June 8, 2018 from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm. See Officer Election Vote Locations. Members in good standing, voting at the Local Lodge polling site, must present a valid photo ID, such as a state driver license, company ID, military ID, passport, etc. In order to have his or her ballot counted, regular dues-paying members must be shown on a Local Lodge voter eligibility list. Any voter who does not appear on a Local Lodge voter eligibility list will be instructed to vote a challenged ballot.

Absentee Ballot Process

District Lodge 141 will process the requests for absentee ballots. All requests must be made in writing, by the requesting member and delivered by mail to the attention of the District Lodge 141 Election Tellers. The written request for an absentee ballot must be received by the District Lodge Secretary-Treasurer no later than 3:00 p.m., June 4, 2018. Requests for absentee ballots must be mailed to District Lodge 141 to the following address:

IAMAW District Lodge 141
ATTENTION: Election Tellers
1771 Commerce Drive, Suite 103
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007- 2139

Members seeking to vote by mail will be subject to the same criteria as the absentee ballot eligibility requirements as listed in DL14l Bylaws Article VIII, Section 10. If the records of the District Lodge indicate that the applicant is eligible to vote in the election, the District Lodge Secretary-Treasurer and/or the Election Supervisor shall immediately mail the absentee ballot once ballots have been printed. If the District Secretary-Treasurer determines that the member is not entitled to vote by absentee ballot, the member will be so notified, in writing, as soon as possible but no more than 10 days after receipt of the request for an absentee ballot. All requests denied shall be reviewed by the DOL OLMS Election Supervisor

Members can utilize the Absentee Ballot Request Form or clearly provide the following information in a written request:

  • Purpose of the request.
  • Requestor’s name, street address, city, state and zip code. Absentee ballot packages can be mailed to post office boxes, but requesting members must provide their complete home address if the reason for the request is that they live more than 25 miles from their Local Lodge polling location.
  • Requestor’s signature.
  • Requestor’s Local Lodge number.
  • Requestor’s IAM book number.

The request must indicate which of the absentee ballot eligibility requirements have been met as detailed in the attached requests and in the DL141 Bylaws Article VllI, Section 10.

Absentee ballot requests that are received after 3:00 p.m. June 4, 2018, will not be accepted. Voted absentee ballots must be received at the address listed on the ballot instructions by June 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm Central Time. Due to the breadth of DL 141 members across the United States and certain U.S. territories, members should submit Absentee Ballot Request Forms as soon as possible.

Protest Procedures

Any member in good standing may protest this DOL-supervised election for valid cause. Such protests should be made directly to DOL Election Supervisor Michelle Forsyth in writing: U.S. Department of Labor РOLMS, 230 S. Dearborn St., Room 774, Chicago, IL 60604; or via e­mail: OLMS-DL-141-ElectlonSupervisor@dol.gov. In order to be acted upon, all protests concerning the conduct of the election must be received by the Election Supervisor, in writing, as soon as possible but not later than the tenth calendar day following the election (i.e. announcement of the final tally results).

If you have any additional questions, please contact your Local Lodge Recording Secretary. Questions can also be directed to District Lodge 141 Secretary-Treasurer Alexander Gerulis at (815) 261-8119 or Ann Clifford at (847) 640-2222, ext. 119.