2008 is an election year for all officer and steward positions within the Tri-County Area Local. Article 8 of the Constitution governs the procedures to be used in running the nominations and eventual elections. Section 7 states "Any member in good standing may be a candidate for officer/steward with paid up dues and must attend half of the business meetings per prior year and existing year. A member in good standing may be credited with absentee attendance by submitting in writing to the President the particulars of their absence either prior to or five (5) calendar days after a scheduled meeting. The President will rule on all requests."

Nominations will be considered by the elections committee at the May general membership meeting. Nominating petitions will be available beginning April 1 and must be postmarked by May 10 and received by May 15. There will be no additional nominations after the regular June monthly meeting. All candidates will be announced at the September meeting.

The election of office stewards will take place in November. All candidates, including incumbents, must notify the President of the Tri-County Area Local by June 1st in writing.

Actual contested positions for officer and steward positions will be held by the mailing of ballots by the election committee no later than December 1 of the election year.

In Unionism,

Mark Hennessy