September 21, 2012
This past week, the National Officers met in Chicago for the Joint Advisory Council (JAC)
Meeting and the National Executive Council (NEC) Meeting where we had planned to prepare
for the transition of newly elected National Officers.
Per the AMFA Constitution, officers are to be sworn in on the first Monday in October of the
election year; however, the National Director has received eight (8) protests requesting an
investigation to verify that all facets of the election adhered to dictates of the AMFA
Constitution and the Labor Management Reporting Disclosure Act (LMRDA). Due to these
election protests there will be a delay in the swearing in of the newly elected National Officers,
and a re-run will be conducted if it is determined that an election protest is valid.
We understand that this development may cause some members to become concerned that the
installation of officers is being delayed; however, we would like to remind everyone that Article
VII, Section 10 of the AMFA Constitution provides our members the right to protest the election
of any officer. It is far more important that we demonstrate the integrity of our elections rather
than simply dismiss these protests in the interest of expediency.
We will keep the membership appraised once the NEC has made a determination on this matter.
Please open Attached PDF to view letter from National explaining the protest. Please direct all of your questions regarding the protest to Steven Nowak National Secretary at:
303-752-2632 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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