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  • 9-3-2020 PENDING PLAN SUBMISSION
    Posted On: Sep 10, 2020

    LUEP

    2020-2021 LOCAL UNION ELECTION PLAN

    System Federation BMWED AT&SFF


    Principal Officer: Mr. Jeffery Lynn Fry

    General Chairman

    Address: 521 SE10TH STREET

    NEWTON, AR 67114 USA

    Phone / Email: (316)283-1470

    JFRY@ATSFF.ORG


    GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS


    The Rules for the 2020–2021 IBT International Union Delegate and Officer Election ("Rules") require every local union to submit a Local Union Plan for the election of delegates and alternates to the IBT International Convention. The Local Union must prepare and submit its plan using the Office of the Election Supervisor’s web-based system (the "LUEP System").


    The LUEP System requires detailed information from each Local Union about how it will perform the specific tasks and procedures that must be followed to nominate and elect IBT convention delegates and alternate delegates. Once the Local Union Plan is reviewed and approved in writing by the Election Supervisor, the local must conduct its delegate elections in the exact manner described in the approved Plan.


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    No

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Is your local seeking a modification of, or exemption from, the Rules, that you have not previously requested and been granted?

    Has your local requested and received approval for any modifications of the Rules, or any version of the Rules, that governed any previous IBT delegate election?

    Any local may seek modification of, or exemption from, any provision of the Rules by written application to the Election Supervisor. A request for modification or exemption must explain the reason or need for the requested change and shall clearly state any alternative means that the local proposes for guaranteeing the fair and honest conduct of the nomination and election process. Modifications and exemptions will only be granted for extraordinary circumstances.


    No

    If you have any questions about the information to be entered into the LUEP System, or how to enter it, contact your Regional Director, Jim Devine, via email at jdevine@ibtvote.org or telephone at 703-599-0645.


    THE ELECTION SUPERVISOR'S ADDRESS IS:


    Office of the Election Supervisor

    for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1990 M Street, NW, Suite 650

    Washington, DC 20036


    Toll Free Phone Number: 1-844-428-8683 Electionsupervisor@ibtvote.org www.ibtvote.org

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE LOCAL UNION PLAN


    Seasonal Election – June 1, 2020 Fall Election - June 30, 2020

    Winter/Spring Election - September 30, 2020


    Seasonal Elections: Any local union in which ten percent (10%) or more the membership is employed by a seasonal food industry. These Local Unions will be notified by the Election Supervisor of their seasonal status.


    Fall Elections: Any local with a regularly scheduled local union officer election in the fall of 2020 may choose to hold a fall delegate and alternate delegate election. If the Local Union chooses to elect delegates in the fall, the Local Union Plan must be submitted on or before June 30, 2020. Any local that does not submit its plan by this date shall be required to conduct delegate nominations and elections during the winter and spring of 2021.


    If the Local Union chooses to hold delegate and alternate elections in the fall of 2020, the delegate and alternate delegate nominations and elections must be conducted entirely separate from the Local Union’s officer elections. Contact the Election Supervisor or the Regional Director at the address listed above with any questions regarding how to conduct separate delegate and officer nominations and elections.


    Winter/Spring Election: All other local unions shall submit a Local Union Plan on or before September 30, 2020. A local union that does not submit a plan by this date will have to conduct its delegate election according to a plan imposed by the Election Supervisor. The cost of planning and conducting the election will be the responsibility of the local union.


    Please follow the instructions of the on-line LUEP form and provide the information that the LUEP system will use to generate the Local Union election plan.


    Section 1. Responsibility to Conduct the Election


    All elections must be conducted by mail ballot in accordance with the Rules. Ballots can be counted by hand or by mechanical device. Each local union has the option of either conducting its own delegate nomination and election, or hiring an outside agency to conduct the election.


    A local union that chooses to conduct the nomination and election process without an outside agency has two options:


    • Appoint an election committee (check local by-laws to see if this is required). Each candidate for office may designate one member of the local for service on the local union election committee, who shall be appointed by the President or Secretary-Treasurer.

    • Permit the local executive board to conduct the election. If this option is chosen, any local union officer or member who intends to seek nomination for delegate or alternate delegate, or who is a candidate for either position may not serve on the local union election committee and may not conduct the nomination or election of delegates or alternate delegates.


    INSTRUCTIONS


    Select from the drop-down choice whether the local union will conduct the nominations itself (either by election committee or the executive board), or will engage an outside agency. If the Local Union will use an outside agency, fill in the additional information regarding the name and address of the agency, the functions to be performed, and whether the local union has used that agency before. If the local union proposes to use an election committee, provide the names of committee members.


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    Election Committee

    QUESTIONS



    1(a). Who will conduct the local union nomination meeting?

    Member of the Local Union Who is Not a Candidate


    Details:

    Jackson Powell (ATSFF Executive Board Member)not seeking any position,


    1(b). Who will conduct the local union election? Details:

    Jackson Powell (ATSFF Executive Board Member)not seeking any position, Rachel Maciel (Administrative Assistant) and Summer Danby (Administrative Assistant). Both are our Office Administrative Asst's, they are not members of the BMWED- ATSFF. 316-283-1470


    Section 2: Number of Delegates and Payment of Expenses


    The local union must pay the convention expenses of all its elected delegates. A local union may only propose to send less than a full complement of delegates because of financial inability. To request an exemption, the local union must first demonstrate actual financial inability to the International General Secretary-Treasurer and then submit the request and any determination of the International General Secretary-Treasurer to the Election Supervisor for approval. If a local union receives approval to send less than the full complement of delegates, the candidate(s) receiving the highest number of votes in the delegate election or, in the case of uncontested elections, the candidate(s) ranked highest in the lottery shall be sent to the Convention.


    INSTRUCTIONS


    Question 2(a) – Fill in the number of delegates to be elected to the IBT Convention.


    Question 2(b) - Fill in the number of alternate delegates to be elected to the IBT Convention.


    Question 2(c) – Indicate whether the local union will pay expenses for all of its delegates elected to the IBT Convention. If the local union seeks not to pay for some or all of the elected delegates, a "financial inability" exemption must be requested from the International General Secretary-Treasurer.


    A local union need not pay expenses of any or all of its alternate delegates to the IBT Convention, but must make the decision on whether to do so as part of the Local Union Plan.

    Question 2(d) – Indicate whether the local union will pay expenses of all alternate delegates to attend the IBT convention. If not, indicate the number, if any, of alternate delegates for whom the local union will pay expenses.


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    Yes


    Yes

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    2(a). How many delegates are to be elected to the IBT Convention?

    2(b). How many alternate delegates are to be elected to the IBT Convention?

    2(c). Will the local union pay expenses for all of its delegates elected to the IBT Convention?

    2(d). Will the local union pay expenses for all of its alternate delegates elected to the IBT Convention?

    A Local Union may not pay IBT Convention expenses of any non-delegate or non-alternate delegate officer, member, or guest, unless it sends all of its delegates and alternate delegates to the Convention and pays their Convention Expenses.


    Section 3: Nomination Meeting Dates


    The Rules provide that a candidate can be nominated and seconded and can accept a nomination in writing. Each local may choose to only have one nomination meeting. If a local union is having a regularly scheduled officer election in the fall of 2020, it may decide to conduct the IBT Convention delegate and alternate nomination and election in the fall. The local union's election schedule must provide at least twenty-one (21) days from the mailing of the nomination notice to the date of the first nomination meeting, and provide for at least thirty (30) days between the date of the Local Union's last nomination meeting and the date the ballots are mailed.


    The nomination period for fall delegate and alternate delegate nominations is September 1, 2020 – November 7, 2020


    Local unions that do not have a regularly scheduled local union officer election in the fall of 2020 must hold the Convention delegate and alternate delegate nomination(s) meeting between January 4, 2021 and March 7, 2021.


    INSTRUCTIONS


    Question 3(a) — Indicate the number of nomination meetings the local union will hold.


    Question 3(b) — For each nomination meeting, provide the date, time, and location of the meeting; indicate whether the location has changed from the last set of delegate nomination meetings [Y/N]; indicate whether the nomination meeting is scheduled for a date other than a regularly scheduled general membership meeting [Y/N] and, if it is not on the date of a regularly scheduled general membership meeting, provide an explanation. Also provide the date and location of the office where written nominations and seconds may be delivered up to 5:00 pm of the day preceding the nomination meeting. Also provide the location, deadline date and time for payment of dues for nomination meeting eligibility. (Or, if zero meetings are scheduled, provide the general written-nomination and eligibility-dues deadline details.)


    A written nomination or second must be received by the Local Union Secretary-Treasurer no later than 5:00 PM of the day immediately prior to the day of the nomination meeting. Thus, if a nomination meeting is held

    on a Sunday or Monday (or a day after a holiday) the union office must be open until 5:00 PM on the preceding day, that is, the Saturday, Sunday or holiday, to receive written nominations.


    Notice of the nomination meeting must be mailed to each member of the local union at least twenty-one (21) days before the first nomination meeting.


    Question 3(c) — Provide the mailing address for the receipt of written nominations, seconds and acceptances via US mail, UPS or other delivery service.


    Question 3(d) — Provide an email address for the receipt of written nominations, seconds and acceptances.


    The IBT Constitution provides that members of the local union who are in arrears in the payment of their dues can pay their arrearage in order to be eligible to participate in the election. A member that pays all arrearages at any time before the regular close of business on the last business day before the nomination meeting must be allowed to participate in the meeting.


    Question 3(e) — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local governments have issued orders or recommendations to close businesses or your union may have decided to close for public health reasons. If your union office is closed during any part of the nomination and/or election period, please provide a procedure for cash dues payers to pay their dues in a timely manner.


    If the nomination meeting results in a contested election for delegate or alternate delegate, the Notice of Election (OES Form 11) must be posted on all local union bulletin boards not later than seven (7) days after the last nomination meeting. The Notice of Election should be posted on the local union's website, and printed in the local union's newsletter/newspaper or other official publication. Use OES Form 12 to prepare the Notice of Election.


    QUESTIONS


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    3(a). How many nomination meetings will the local union hold? 1

    3(b). Nomination Meetings

    MEETING 1

    1/20/2021, 10:00 AM

    521 SE 10TH STREET, NEWTON, KS 67114, (same location)

    Not regular meeting. Explanation:REGULARLY SCHEDULED GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS DO NOT OCCUR FOR THIS IBT-LOCAL, THEY OCCUR EVERY 4 YEARS. AS PART OF THE RAIL DIVISION OF THE IBT THIS IBT-LOCAL IS COMPRISED OF 32 SUB LOCAL LODGES THAT ARE NOT ASSIGNED THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MEETING THIS REQUIREMENT.


    Written nomination deadline/location: 1/19/2021 at 5:00 PM; 521 SE 10TH STREET, NEWTON, KS 67114

    Eligibility dues deadline/location: 1/19/2021 at 4:00 PM; 521 SE 10TH STREET, NEWTON, KS 67114

    3(c). What is the mailing address members should use to send written nominations, seconds and acceptances?

    521 SE 10TH STREET NEWTON, KS 67114

    3(d). What is the email address members should use to send written nominations, seconds and acceptances?


    ONLY MAILED, WRITTEN NOMINATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED

    3(e). If the regular union office is closed due to government "Stay at Home" restrictions or another basis for closure, what steps has the local taken to ensure cash dues payers can still pay their dues in a timely manner?

    THE ATSFF IS DEEMED ESSENTIAL, THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FOR CASH DUES PAYMENTS.


    Section 4: Mailing the Nomination Notice


    The local union must use the official OES Nomination Notice form to provide members with notice of the nomination meeting. Get a copy of the Nomination Notice (Form 7) under the "Official Forms" tab at the OES web site, www.ibtvote.org, or by contacting OES directly or contacting the local union's OES Regional Director.


    The Nomination Notice may be distributed in one of two ways:


    • Mail the notice in a separate, first class mailing to each member. If the local union is conducting an officer election at the same time as the IBT Convention delegate and alternate delegate election, the nomination notices for IBT Convention delegate and local officer elections may be mailed in one envelope, but the notices must be printed on separate sheets of paper and the two notices must be on different colored paper.

    • Include the notice in the local union or joint council newsletter/newspaper, which is then mailed by first class mail to each member. Note: The newsletter/newspaper may not be mailed more than 90 days before the nomination meeting.


    INSTRUCTIONS


    Question 4(a) — Choose from the dropdown menu whether the Nomination Notice will be mailed separately to each member, or be published in the local union or joint council newsletter/newspaper. Indicate the format chosen for mailing the notice of nomination meeting; provide the date for mailing the Nomination Notice.


    It is essential the local union have, and maintain, an accurate mailing list with the correct, current home addresses for all of its members to insure that all members receive the Nomination Notice. The Election Supervisor recommends that the local union update the local union's member address list before mailing Nomination Notices to members.


    Question 4(b) — Indicate whether the local union will update the local union mailing list before sending the Nomination Notice.


    Question 4(c) — Provide the date that the local union will mail the Nomination Notice to members.


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    QUESTIONS



    4(a). How will the local union distribute notice of the nomination meeting to the members?

    4(b). Will the local union update the local union mailing list before sending

    First-class mail to each member

    Yes


    nomination notice?

    4(c). What is the date the local union will mail the nomination notice?

    12/2/2020


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    Section 5A: Election Dates and Election Procedures


    Election Dates


    The Rules require local unions to conduct the election of delegates and alternate delegates using a printed ballot distributed to all eligible members by mail and returned by mail.


    Ballot Mailing Date: Ballots cannot be mailed until at least thirty (30) days after the last nomination meeting.


    Again, it is essential the local union have, and maintain, an accurate mailing list with the correct, current home addresses for all of its members to insure that all members receive a ballot package. The Election Supervisor recommends that the local union use the returned Nomination Notices to update the local union's member address list before mailing ballot packages.


    Election Date: The date for the ballot count (Election Day), which is also the deadline for the return of ballots to be counted must be at least 24 days after the ballot is mailed. To determine the 24 day period do not count the day the ballots are mailed but do include Election Day.


    Election Day must be scheduled on a date that the post office is open for business and the local union is able to pick up the voted ballots returned for counting. Ballots should be picked up from the post office after 9:00

      1. on Election Day. The ballot count should start at or after 10:00 a.m.


        Fall Election Time Period: The election time period for fall delegate and alternate delegate elections is October 24, 2020–December 31, 2020.


        Winter/Spring Election Time Period: The election period for winter/spring delegate and alternate delegate elections is February 27, 2021–April 30, 2021.


        INSTRUCTIONS


        Question 5A(a) — Provide the ballot mailing date.


        Question 5A(b) — Indicate whether the local union will update the local union mailing list before sending ballot packages.


        Question 5A(c) — Provide the ballot count (Election Day) date and the time the ballot count will start.


        Question 5A(d) — Provide the full address of the location of the ballot count.


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        QUESTIONS



        5A(a). What is the date the local union will mail ballots to each ballot-eligible member?

        2/22/2021


        5A(b). Will the local union update the local union mailing list before mailing ballot packages?

        5A(c). What is the date and time the local union will conduct the ballot count?

        Yes


        3/19/2021

        10:00 AM


        5A(d). What is full address of the location of the ballot count?

        521 SE 10TH STREET NEWTON, KS 67114


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        Section 5B: Printing and Mailing Ballots and Storing Election Materials


        The ballot package mailed to each eligible member must include:


        • Instructions on how to fill out the ballot and return the ballot by mail.

        • A ballot.

        • A ballot secrecy sleeve or envelope to hold the voted ballot.

        • A postage-paid envelope for returning the voted ballot by mail.

          Use OES Form 12, available under the "Official Forms" tab at www.ibtvote.org, for the instructions and ballot form.


          Ballots should be printed and mailed at a location in the same geographic area as the local union so that candidates and their observers may easily observe the printing and mailing of the ballots. The local union may contract with one entity to print the ballots, prepare the ballot packages, and mail out the packages. The printer should provide the local union with a count of the exact number of ballots printed; the printer or mailer should provide the local union with the number of ballot packages mailed out, and the number of ballots remaining as printed stock.


          If the local union chooses to contract with a union printer or mailing service that is not locally situated, provide an explanation for making that choice. The local may use printing or mailing shops which employ members of the Graphic Communications Conference of the IBT. The local may not enter into a contract with any printer or mailer that employs any members of the local, without obtaining a waiver from OES. If the local wants to use a union printer and mailer and can only locate union shops employing members of your local, the local must request a written waiver from this prohibition.


          INSTRUCTIONS


          Question 5B(a) — Indicate whether the local union requesting a waiver to use a printer or mailer that employs members of the local.


          Question 5B(b) — Provide the name and address of the ballot printer, and provide the mileage from the local union's principal office to the address of the printer.


          Question 5B(c) — Provide the name and address of the ballot mailer, and provide the mileage from the local union's principal office to the address of the mailer.


          Renting Mail Boxes for Returned Ballots and Undeliverable Ballots


          The mail ballot procedure requires the local union to rent two post-office boxes:

        • One box to hold voted ballots returned by members. The ballots will collect in that post-office box and be held there until Election Day.

        • One box to receive ballots that the post office is unable to deliver because the member's address is incorrect.


    The local union cannot use an existing post office box where it receives mail for regular business; the boxes to be rented are for use only with the election. The local union should not rent the two post office boxes at the same post office where the local union has a regular business post office box because the U.S. Postal Service might mix up the local's business mail with the ballots.


    Question 5B(d) — Provide the post office box address the local union will use to receive voted ballots returned by mail, and to hold the ballots until Election Day.


    Question 5B(e) — Provide the post office box address the local union will use to receive ballot packages returned as undeliverable.


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    QUESTIONS



    5B(a). Is the local union requesting a waiver to use a printer or mailer that employs members of the local?

    5B(b). What is the name and address of the ballot printer?

    Beacon Press

    110 SE 5th Street Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    No



    What is the mileage from the local union's principal office to the address of the printer?

    5B(c). What is the name and address of the ballot mailer?

    188


    Our office staff who is directing the election will mail the ballots with any observer(s) that wish to observe.


    What is the mileage from the local union's principal office to the address of the mailer?

    0


    5B(d). What is the post office box address the local union will use to receive voted ballots returned by mail, and to hold the ballots until Election Day?

    U.S. Postal Service

    400 N. Poplar St Newton, KS 67114

    5B(e). What is the post office box address the local union will use to receive ballot packages returned as undeliverable?

    U.S. Postal Service 2509 N. Main St.

    North Newton, KS 67117


    Section 6: Ballot Security and Remailing Ballot Packages Returned as Undeliverable


    The local union must identify a person responsible for: a) keeping the unused ballot stock in a secure location;

    1. retrieving ballot packages returned to the post office box as undeliverable and seeking to update member addresses to remail ballot packages; c) providing a duplicate ballot to a member that makes such a request; and d) maintaining detailed records of the returned and remailed ballot packages.


      • Ballot security. The local union must safeguard the ballots after printing and mailing, including through the end of the ballot count. At a minimum: (i) Ballots must be secured in a secure and tamper proof location such as a locked filing cabinet or similar container; (ii) if ballot stock is stored in a corrugated box or similar vessel, the vessel must be taped shut with signatures of observers over the tape; and (iii) no candidate can have access to any ballot stock.

      • Remailing. After ballot packages are mailed, the local union must make frequent visits to the post office and retrieve ballot packages returned as undeliverable. The local must search promptly for information to update the member's mailing address, and remail the ballot. Sources to be consulted for updated address information include: (i) the member; (ii) the member's employer; (iii) shop stewards;

        1. health and welfare funds.

      • Responding to member requests for duplicate ballots. If a member contacts the local union to request a duplicate ballot, the local union must mail out the requested ballot within two days. The local must keep a record of mailing any duplicate ballot so the election officials at the count will know which, if any members were sent duplicate ballots.


        INSTRUCTIONS


        Question 6(a) — Identify the person responsible for ballot security, and processing remail and duplicate ballot requests.


        Question 6(b) — State the secure location where the local union will keep its unused ballot stock, and how the location is secured.


        Question 6(c) — State how often, after the ballot packages are mailed, the local union will visit the post office to retrieve ballot packages returned as undeliverable.


        QUESTIONS


        6(a). Identify the person (name, address, phone, email) responsible for ballot security, remail, and processing duplicate ballot requests.

        Rachel Maciel (316)283-1470

        rmaciel@atsff.org

        6(b). Where will the local union keep its unused ballot stock, and how will the stock be secured?

        In a filing cabinet located in front office.

        6(c). After the ballot packages are mailed, how often will the local union visit the post office box to pick up ballot packages returned as undeliverable.

        Every day

        Section 7: Election Day Procedures


        On Election Day, voted ballots should be retrieved from the post office box where they have accumulated and brought back, unopened, to the count site. The general procedure recommended for the ballot count uses these steps:


      • The Election Committee puts all the envelopes in alphabetical order, according to the return address label bearing the voter's name.

      • For each returned envelope, compare the voter's name to the voter eligibility list.

      • If the voter is eligible, place the unopened envelope in a container marked "Eligible." If the voter's eligibility is in doubt, mark the outside of the envelope with the letter "C" for "Challenged" and place it in a separate container labeler "Challenged."

      • Continue until all the return envelopes have been compared to the voter eligibility list.

      • Open all the outer return envelopes in the "Eligible" grouping. Extract the Secret Ballot Sleeve or Envelope, and separate them from the outer return envelopes. Do not remove the ballots or open the Secret Ballot Envelopes at this step.

      • After separating the outer return envelopes from the Secret Ballot Sleeve or Envelope, and otherwise preserving the secrecy of each voter, remove the ballots from the Secret Ballot Sleeves or Envelopes.

      • The Election Supervisor recommends, but does not require, using a mechanical device to count ballots, and the local union may determine to count ballots manually.

      • If ballots are counted manually, the ballots must be tallied at least two times. The procedure recommended for a manual count uses these steps:

      • Separate the ballots into three stacks for counting as follows:

          1. The voter chose a full slate of candidates.

          2. The voter chose a partial slate of candidates.

          3. The voter chose only individual candidates.


    After sorting, count each stack of ballots in groups of fifty (50) ballots.

    When the tally of ballots initially determined to be Eligible is complete, count the number of envelopes in the "Challenged" container. If the number of challenged ballots could affect the outcome of any contest, the Election Committee should immediately recess the count and contact the Election Supervisor's Regional Director without attempting to resolve eligibility challenges. The Office of the Election Supervisor is solely responsible for resolving the eligibility of voters who cast challenged ballots.


    INSTRUCTIONS


    Question 7(a) — Indicate whether the local union will follow OES procedure for organizing and opening ballots on Election Day. If not, provide an explanation of the procedure to be followed.


    Question 7(b) — Indicate whether local union will use mechanical device to count ballots.


    Question 7(c) — If the answer to Question 7(a) is "No," indicate whether the local union will follow OES procedure for the manual count of ballots. If not, provide an explanation of the procedure to be used.


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    QUESTIONS



    7(a). Will the local union follow OES procedure for organizing and opening ballots on Election Day?

    Yes


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    Yes

    No

    7(b). Will the local union use a mechanical device to count ballots?

    7(c). If 7(b) is no, will the local union follow OES procedure for manual count of ballots?

    Section 8: Payment of Dues Arrearages to Be Eligible to Vote


    The IBT Constitution provides that members of the local union who are in arrears in the payment of their dues can pay their arrearage in order to be eligible to participate in the election. A member that pays all arrearages at any time before the regular close of business on the last business day before Election Day will be classified as eligible to vote.


    INSTRUCTIONS


    Question 8(a) — Provide the location, deadline date and time for payment of dues to be eligible to vote as of Election Day.


    Question 8(b) — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local governments have issued orders or recommendations to close businesses or your union may have decided to close for public health reasons. If your union office is closed during any part of the nomination and/or election period, please provide a procedure for cash dues payers to pay their dues in a timely manner.


    QUESTIONS


    8(a). What is the location, deadline date and time for payment of dues to be eligible to vote as of Election Day?

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 5:00 PM, ATSFF SYSTEM FEDERATION, 521 SE 10TH STREET, NEWTON, KS 67114

    8(b). If the regular union office is closed due to government "Stay at Home" restrictions or another basis for closure, what steps has the local taken to ensure cash dues payers can still pay their dues in a timely manner?

    THE ATSFF IS DEEMED AS ESSENTIAL AND THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN TO ACCEPT DUES


    Section 9: Maintaining Election Records


    The local union must store the ballots and all other election materials for one year after certification of the election results. At the end of the year, all election materials must be destroyed unless there is a protest or investigation regarding the election.


    INSTRUCTIONS


    The Election Supervisor recommends that all election records—including voted ballots, unused ballots, challenged ballots, voted ballots, spoiled ballots, ballot envelopes, tally sheets and voter eligibility lists—be

    collected at the conclusion of Election Day and packaged, taped and signed with signatures by the election authority and any observers that choose to sign.


    QUESTIONS


    9(a). Will the local union follow OES procedures to preserve records of the election as required by law?

    Yes


    Section 10: Language Questions


    Local unions with members whose first language is not English must make election materials available in the language of those members. OES materials are available in English, French, and Spanish. OES will provide materials in additional languages as needed.


    INSTRUCTIONS


    Question 10(a) — Fill in the percentage of the membership whose primary language is not English.


    Question 10(b) — Indicate whether the local union prints or publishes a newsletter/newspaper in a language other than English and, if "Yes," specify the languages.


    Question 10(c) — Indicate whether the local union has ever printed a delegate election ballot in a language other than English and, if "Yes," specify the languages.


    Question 10(d) — State whether there is any reason why election materials should (or should not) be printed in a language other than English.


    Question 10(e) — Indicate whether the local union requests a local union plan summary translated into Spanish.


    Question 10(f) — Indicate whether the local union requests a local union plan summary translated into French.


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    No


    No

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    10(a). What percentage of the local union membership does not use English as a primary language?

    10(b). Does the local union print or publish its newsletter/newspaper in a language other than English?

    10(c). In any previous delegate election, did the local union print a delegate election ballot in a language other than English?

    QUESTIONS


    10(d). Is there any reason why election materials should, or should not, be published in a language other than English?


    ALL MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZATION ARE REQUIRED TO TEST FOR RAILROAD SAFETY, RULES AND TRAINING, ALL TEST ARE IN ENGLISH.


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    No

    No

    10(e). Does the local union request a local union plan summary translated into Spanish?

    10(f). Does the local union request a local union plan summary translated into French?

    Section 11: Literature Table


    The Rules require each local union to establish a literature table and/or bulletin board in a public area of each Local Union facility which is open to members for the nondiscriminatory distribution/display of campaign literature for the 2021 IBT International Union Officer Election.


    INSTRUCTIONS


    State the location and dimensions of the literature table and / or bulletin board for distribution of candidate literature.


    QUESTIONS


    11. Location and dimensions of literature table:

    LITERATURE TABLE IS IN THE FRONT ENTRY WAY, DIMENSIONS roughly 14 inches by 48

    inches wide by 48 inches tall (top of display case, will be clearly labeled)


    Section 12: Attachments


    INSTRUCTIONS


    The Election Supervisor requires the local union plan to include an accurate and complete list of current and accurate worksite addresses for the local union. A worksite list must contain all places, with addresses, where any and all of the local union members work. The worksite list must be arranged alphabetically by employer name. A model worksite list is available under the "Official Forms" tab at www.ibtvote.org.


    Union Bulletin Boards


    Certain sections of the Rules require the local union Secretary-Treasurer to post nomination and election related materials on union bulletin boards. A "Union Bulletin Board" means any bulletin board to which the international union or local union has access for the purpose of posting information concerning the business and/or activities of the union and includes bulletin boards at the office of the Union as well as bulletin boards located on employer premises. A list of bulletin board locations is required for oversight of the posting requirements.


    Local Union By-Laws and Constitution

    If your local union has By-Laws or a Constitution separate from the IBT International Constitution, provide a copy to the OES.


    Court Orders, Consent Decrees, Other Agreements


    If your local union is covered by a court, administrative decision, legal settlement, or other agreement which governs or affects your local union's elections, provide a copy to OES.


    E-Mail Lists


    If your local union has used email to distribute official communications to members, and maintains lists of email addresses, those lists may be made available to candidates for campaign-related communications.


    QUESTIONS


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    12(a). Indicate whether the worksite list is being submitted as an attachment, or is being emailed or mailed separately.

    Attachments:

    24040_FORM43-Work-Site-and-Bulletin-Board-List-2020-3-23.pdf 24543_WORKSITE LIST DOCUMENT.rtf

    24545_FORM43-Work-Site-and-Bulletin-Board-List-NO. 1.pdf


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    12(b). Does the local union have bulletin boards covered by the Rules? Yes

    Indicate whether the union bulletin board list is being submitted as an attachment, or is being emailed or mailed separately.

    Attachments:

    24039_FORM43-Work-Site-and-Bulletin-Board-List-2020-3-23.pdf


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    24544_FORM43-Work-Site-and-Bulletin-Board-List-2020-3-23 (1).pdf

    12(c). Does your local union have current Local Union By-laws or a Constitution separate from the International Constitution?


    Yes

    Indicate whether local union Constitution and By-Laws are being submitted as an attachment, or are being emailed or mailed separately.

    Attachments:

    24038_2017 current bylaws approved 4-4-18.pdf 24546_2017 current bylaws approved 4-4-18.pdf

    12(d). Is the local union covered by a court, administrative decision, legal settlement, or other agreement which governs or affects elections?

    12(e). Does the local union, or any officer, business agent, or shop steward maintain a list of member email addresses used to communicate union business?


    Upload files here


    No No

    Section 13: Publications

    Local Union Publications: If your local union publishes its own newspaper, newsletter, magazine, or periodical, whether in printed or electronic form, add the OES and your Regional Director to the distribution lists of your publications. The Rules require that the Election Supervisor review and approve the content of all IBT newsletters/newspapers, including local union publications, in the event of a contested general election.

    Be advised that the copy to be included in any newsletter/newspaper which you propose to distribute after the close of the 2021 IBT Convention must be transmitted to the OES for review and approval before publication.


    Websites and Social Media: If your local union maintains a website and/or social medial accounts (for example, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) OES requires a list of all urls for such sites and accounts


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    Yes

    No

    13(a). Does the local union produce its own publications?

    13(b). Does the local union maintain a website and/or social media accounts for official communications with members?

    List URLs (Web addresses) for all websites and social media accounts:

    www.atsff.com

    QUESTIONS

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