A new Business Representative and Local Union Officers, as listed here, will be elected to represent the newly-Chartered Lathers, Drywall Finishers, and Allied Trades, Local 163.
This new local, which combines Locals 163 & 2009, has also been renamed to better describe the trades working within it.
Why are the Locals Merging?
In March 2015, pursuant to Sections 46(g) and 180(a) of the General Constitution, the General President, with the approval of the General Executive Board, merged Local 2009 into Local 163. This action was taken to respond to the decreasing memberships, which no longer supported maintaining an Executive Board and full-time Business Representative for each Local.
To provide some perspective, as of today the combined memberships of Local 2009 and Local 163 is 295. By contrast, Painter’s Local 138 and Glaziers Local 1527 have memberships equaling 1330 and 470 respectively.
In April 2016, the District Council 38 Bylaws were updated to reflect the merger, and subsequently ratified by the membership.
At a Special called meeting held on February 9, 2017, the updated Bylaws of “IUPAT Lathers, Drywall Finishers and Allied Trades, Local 163″ were passed by the membership. (Note the name change to reflect the Drywall Finishers as constituent members of Local 163).
A nomination meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 9th at the Finishing Trades Institute (FTI) in Surrey.
Candidates for the positions must meet the eligibility requirements, as outlined in Sections 151-156 and 209-212 of the General Constitution, which can be viewed here.
Click here for more information about the nomination meeting and the upcoming Vote.