In accordance with Articles VI and VII of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW By-Laws, elections for the following offices will be held in 2016:
- Executive Vice President†
- Vice President-Private Sector
- Vice President-Public Sector
Candidates elected as President, Executive Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President-Private Sector and Vice President-Public Sector will also serve as delegates to the SEIU Convention held during their term of office.
- Executive Board Representatives for each bargaining unit per Article VI Section 1
- All DSHS Chapter Officer Positions
Terms of office are two years beginning after installation at the May 2016 Executive Board Meeting.
Nominating Petitions for District Officers
In order to be nominated to run for any of the District-wide Officer positions you must be a member in good standing* of the District for at least the preceding year (unless joined through new organizing less than one year previously). You must have at least 10% of the members of the Union in good standing* sign your petition.
Nominating Petitions for Executive Board Positions
The Executive Board shall consist of the District-wide Officers and representatives from each Chapter as follows:
- One elected member for each Chapter (must be a member of the bargaining unit);
- In Chapters that have more than 200 members as of December 31, 2015, there will be one additional elected Executive Board member for each 200 members.
In order to be nominated to run for Executive Board, you must be a member in good standing* of the District for at least the preceding year (unless joined through new organizing less than one year previously). You must have at least 10% of the members of your chapter in good standing* sign your petition.
Eligibility to Sign Nominating Petition
You must be a member in good standing* as of January 29,2016.
Nominating petitions will be available February 3, 2016 from the union’s Renton office and must be returned to the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW office at 15 South Grady Way, #200, Renton, WA 98057 no later than 5:00 p.m. March 2, 2016.
Elections will be held by mailed ballot. Ballots and a voters guide of candidates for all offices will be mailed to members by Friday April 15, 2016, at their address of record. Returned ballots received at P.O. Box 1077, Renton, WA 98057-1077 no later than May 6, 2016, at 3:00 p.m., to be counted.
The District Election Board will meet at the union office in Renton to begin counting the ballots and certifying the election on May 6, 2016.
Eligibility to Vote
You must be a member in good standing* as of March 30, 2016.
For information on the duties and responsibilities of a particular office, please see the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Bylaws.
For petitions or for more information, please contact your current Executive Board Representative or the Union office at (425)917-1199 or 1-800-422-8934.
† These three positions are full time paid positions: all remaining positions are rank and file membership positions.
* A member in good standing has signed a membership card and is current in his/her dues.