Referendum Results

Members Vote to Accept Bylaw changes

NMG members voted to ratify amendments to the Local’s By-Laws proposed by the Executive Committee and Representative Assembly. The NMG elections committee counted the ballots today and reported these results:

YES…………..131

NO………….…  9

The elections committee determined that one ballot was improperly cast and it was not counted. It would not change the outcome of the vote. 


These new By-Laws provisions go into effect immediately: 


ARTICLE 12, Collective Bargaining, Section 3 now reads:

(a) The EC, in consultation with the Representative Assembly, shall appoint a National Grievance Committee, which shall be available for processing grievances on the national level. Grievances raised on the bureau level shall be initiated by Stewards or initiated by the RA or its designee.

(b) Decisions of the National Grievance Committee to close or not arbitrate a grievance shall be appealable to the EC provided a grievant submits written notice of appeal to the NMG Administrator within 30 days after notice of the decision is provided to the grievant.

(c) Decisions of the Executive Committee to close or not arbitrate a grievance may be appealed to the Representative Assembly, provided a grievant submits written notice of appeal to the Administrator within 30 days after notice of a decision is provided to the grievant. The decision of the RA shall be final and binding, the provisions of Articles 15 and 18 of these By-Laws notwithstanding.

(d) The EC may adopt rules of procedure for all appeals, including but not limited to requirements for written submissions and requests to appear before the EC and RA.

Article 2, Representative Assembly, Section 7 now reads:

The RA shall meet for a period of not more than two consecutive days, except in emergencies when this period may be extended. Lost time shall be paid in accordance with the Financial Policies of the Local. The RA may meet in special session telephonically or by video conference to consider appeals and other matters referred to it by the Executive Committee, or upon written request of a majority of RA members.