Local 21 Hompage

8 January 2019
Election Results: 25 December 2018
Here's a link to the sample ballot for the upcoming election.

18 December 2018
2nd Nominations meeting is tonight. Here are the canidate rules for all running:
Notes for Candidates:

Local 21 will honor any reasonable request by a candidate to distribute campaign literature to Members at the candidate’s expense. Requests will be honored in the order received. Campaign literature must be provided to the Recording Secretary in sealed, stamped envelopes which are ready for mailing. Candidate’s mailings will not be read or censored by the Recording Secretary. Candidates may send the mailings to only part of the membership if they wish. For example a Candidate could tell the Recording Secretary to send their letter only to one shift or to all shifts except one. Contact the Recording Secretary to coordinate sending out literature. For additional mailings after the first mailing a 10$ fee will be charged by the Union to cover expenses.

Ballot boxes will be put out on the 27th of December and Ballots distributed immediately after to give Candidates time to get their literature out if they desire to do so.

Candidates may inspect the membership list once prior to the election. Contact the Recording Secretary (Tim Johns) at (509)438-8751 or by email ironsides386@hotmail.com to arrange a time. Candidates will not be allowed to copy the membership list.

Using Company or Union facilities, funds, or assets to campaign is prohibited. For example you cannot use the Company or Union printers or computers to prepare campaign material. Candidates may also not post campaign materials in Company or Union facilities.

If a candidate has obtained a mailing list in the course of his/her Union duties or from the Company and would like to use it to do his own mailings they must make the list available to the other candidates as well. You can just forward such a list to the Recording Secretary and he will send it on the other candidates. Do this prior to mailing your literature.

Candidates’ names will appear on the ballot in alphabetical order.

If you have a question or problem with the election please contact the Recording Secretary as soon as possible so the question may be answered or the problem resolved.

Point of Contact:
Tim Johns
phone: (509)438-8751
email: ironsides386@hotmail.com

2 June 2018
We have a vacant Sgt of Arms position as well as a vacant position on the Grievance and Negotiating Committee due to recent promotions. President will appoint new members soon.

8 May 2018

15 April 2018
Dues increase vote will take place on Tuesday at the Union Hall from 7am to 730pm. See below for details.

March 25 2018


The motion "Motion to increase Union dues to one extra payment per month at the current dues rate starting July 1st 2018 to December 31 2019 for costs associated with a professional negotiator for the 2020 negotiations." was made at the 16 January meeting. After being voted on at the 16 January and 13 February meetings the motion passed.

There will be a vote to temporarily increase your Union dues by one extra payment per month at the current rate starting July 1st 2018 to December 31 2019.

The vote will take place at the Richland Labor Temple, 1305 Knight Street, Richland Washington on the of April 2018 from 7:00 am to 7:30 pm (as prescribed in Article IX section 15 of the Union Bylaws). Absentee ballots will NOT be given out.

Vote will be conducted by secret ballot. Outcome will be determined by a simple majority. A Union Official(s) will be present at the hall to check voter eligibility, maintain secrecy of the ballots, and address any issues.

January 24 2018
There is a motion regarding a dues increase on the table. The second vote will be at the first meeting in February (13 February). Meeting starts at 7pm.

January 22 2018

January 19 2018
Printable officer list

January 10 2018

Election Results for 2018:

December 26 2017

December 17 2017

October 29 2017