Rule for Mailing of Candidate Campaign Literature
Rule 9(d). SEIU Local 73 shall comply with all reasonable requests of any candidate to distribute by mail, via a mail house, at the candidate’s expense, campaign literature in aid of that person’s candidacy. Candidates shall present sealed envelopes, post cards, or stapled flyers, to the Elections Committee. Any such assistance given to one candidate shall also be made available to all other candidates, at their own expense. Such requests should be directed to the Chairperson of the SEIU Local 73 Elections Committee or their designee by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any candidate or slate of candidates that wishes to do a mailing of campaign literature to all or a portion of the SEIU Local 73 membership may do so by following the procedures outlined here. The candidate or slate shall present postage prepaid sealed envelopes, stapled flyers or postcards to either Forest Printing Company, 7214 West Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois, 708-366-5100, email@example.com or Grace Printing, 8130 North St. Louis Avenue, Skokie, Illinois, 847-423-2100, Extension 7209, firstname.lastname@example.org. A portion of the membership would be, for example, all members in a particular Region, or any other segment of the membership that can be practicably identified by the Local.
See complete rules and instructions.
Update from the Elections Committee
Over four hundred and twenty-five pages of petition signatures were submitted for over seventy-five candidates for the SEIU Local 73 election. The Elections Committee convened on Saturday, September 15, and worked for over twelve hours verifying those petitions. Unfortunately, the Elections Committee experienced a computer set-back, which delayed its work.
The Elections Committee will reconvene the verification process on Tuesday, September 18, at 9 am at the Local’s office at 300 S. Ashland Avenue, 4th floor, Chicago. Eligible nominees will be notified of their eligibility and ineligible nominees shall be advised of the reasons they are not eligible to run for office.
Consistent with its authority under the Election Rules, the Elections Committee establishes Friday, September 21, at 5 pm as the deadline for any member, who has been declared ineligible to run for office, to appeal its decision in writing. Additionally, the Election Committee extends until 5 pm, Friday, September 21, the deadline for filing candidate acceptance and slate declaration forms.
From the Elections Committee
On Friday, September 14, the Elections Committee was asked whether candidates or other members of SEIU Local 73 would be permitted to observe the process of verifying candidate petitions. In response, the committee has decided to permit a reasonable number of observers who are candidates or members of SEIU Local 73.
The verification process will take place at the union’s office at 300 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, in the large conference room on the 4th floor starting at 9:30 am on Saturday, September 15.
Checklist for Candidates Submitting Nomination Petitions
–Original copies of nomination petition forms, each dated and signed by the member who circulated it
–Original signed candidate acceptance form
–Original signed slate declaration form
All materials must be received by the Chairperson of the SEIU Local 73 Elections Committee or designee at 300 S. Ashland Ave., Suite 400, Chicago, Illinois, 60607, no later than 5 pm on September 14, 2018.
See complete rules and instructions.
Notice of Elections and Instructions CORRECTED
Mailed August 21, 2018, to all workers represented by SEIU Local 73.
Notice of CORRECTED SEIU Local 73 Nomination and Election Notice sent to members employed by Kankakee School District #111 on August 23, 2018
PROHIBITION ON USE OF UNION OR EMPLOYER RESOURCES FOR INTERNAL UNION POLITICAL PURPOSES
Federal law and regulations, the SEIU Constitution and Bylaws, and the Constitution and Bylaws of SEIU Local 73 prohibit candidates for Union office from using any Union resources or employer resources in connection with their campaigns for office.
Federal law states that
“No moneys received by any labor organization by way of dues, assessment, or similar levy, and no moneys of an employer shall be contributed or applied to promote the candidacy of any person in any election subject to the provisions of this [law].” 29 United States Code Section 481(g)
The SEIU Local 73 nomination and election process underway is subject to the law noted above.
Federal regulations emphasize these prohibitions. In 29 Code of Federal Regulations at Section 452.78, with respect to employer contributions, it is stated that “[the] prohibition against the use of employer money includes any costs incurred by an employer, or anything of value contributed by an employer, in order to support the candidacy of any individual in an election”.
Use of any employer’s email system by any candidate in this Local 73 election is prohibited.
The SEIU Constitution and Bylaws prohibits any candidate for office in an SEIU local from soliciting or accepting financial support or any other direct or indirect support of any kind from any nonmember of the International Union. SEIU Constitution and Bylaws, Article V, Section 2.
This prohibition precludes all employers from making any type of contribution to any candidate in the the SEIU Local 73 election.
In Article 12, Section 7 of the SEIU Local 73 Constitution and Bylaws repeats the International prohibition word-for-word.
The above prohibition applies to email messages sent either FROM or TO members by means of any employer’s email system.