Join Local 21 at the International Convention. Petitions Due Thursday!

This is the official notice of the election of the Local 21 delegates to our International Union’s triennial convention.

At the February 22, 2018 meeting of the Local 21 Executive Committee, officers voted to send a total of twenty Local 21 delegates to the 59th Convention of the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers scheduled for June 25-28 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The twenty-person delegation will be made up of the ten delegates that will be elected and ten of the eleven Executive Committee officers recently elected.

Nominations may be made by petition signed by no fewer than twenty (20) members in good standing of the union. Blank petition forms will be available in the Local 21 offices (San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland) and can be downloaded from the Local 21 website. Completed original nomination petitions must be received in Local 21’s San Francisco office (1167 Mission Street, Second floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) by no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 22, 2018. (Emailed and/or faxed copies of completed nomination petitions will NOT be accepted—original signatures are required.) Nominees may submit a 75-word candidate statement by 5:00 pm on March 26. The election booklet will be mailed out with the ballots.

The election will be overseen by the Election Committee, made up of Cheryl Penick, Chair, Gus Vallejo, and Moses Corrette.

In accordance of Article XVI of the Local 21 Bylaws, the elected delegates will be distributed between the five Local 21 regions* (San Francisco, Oakland, East Bay, South Bay, and At- Large) based on representation numbers, according to the January 2018 EC Membership Report. Delegates will also be elected as proxies so that the union can vote with their full strength at the convention. An alternate will be elected from each region in the situation that the delegate cannot attend. Breakdown is as follows:



A secret ballot will be mailed to each eligible member in good standing at his/her last known mailing address by no later than April 5, 2018 and must be returned to the Local 21 office in San Francisco by no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 7, 2018. Members will cast a vote for the delegate(s) running in their own region [only]. Ballots will be counted in the Local 21 office on May 10, 2018. The candidate(s) who receive(s) the highest number of votes in each region will serve as delegates and proxies to the International Convention. Write-in votes are not permitted. [*To be eligible to vote in this election, you must have a completed membership application on file in the San Francisco union office by 5:00 p.m. on March 22.]

Delegates will have travel, lodging and per diem expenses paid for by Local 21. No lost time wages will be paid. Each delegate is charged with the responsibility of attending all general membership sessions, workshops, and special committee meetings as assigned. General delegation meetings and workshops are held daily. While at the convention, delegates are expected to conduct personal business before or after the convention sessions.

If you have any questions or need additional clarification, please feel contact the union office.


Key Election Dates

March 8:          Notice of Election & Nomination Petitions Available

March 16:        Additional Details Available

March 22:        Nomination Petitions Due to San Francisco Office

                        Member Eligibility Deadline

March 26:        Candidate Statements Due, 75 words max

April 5:            Ballots mailed to all members’ home addresses on file

May 7:             Ballots due back to union office

May 10:           Vote Count


East Bay: only members in the following chapters are eligible to vote for this office: Alameda County Counsel’s Association: Alameda County Engineers Association; Alameda County Chapter (Public Works & Zone 7); Alameda County Management Engineers (CEMU); Alameda County Public Defenders; Berkeley Schools Administrators; Contra Costa County; Contra Costa Water District; East Bay MUD; City of Hayward; PACE; Port of Oakland; City of Richmond; San Leandro City Employees Association; Solano County; School Supervisors Association (16 chapters)

Oakland: only members employed by the City of Oakland are eligible to vote for this office (4 chapters).

San Francisco: only members employed by the City & County of San Francisco are eligible to vote for this office (17 chapters).

South Bay: only members in the following chapters are eligible to vote for this office: AMSP; Association of Engineers & Architects; CAMP; City of Cupertino; Santa Clara County Engineers & Architects Association; Engineer’s Society, SCVWD; Professional Managers Association, SCVWD; Transportation Authority Engineers & Architects (8 chapters).

At-Large: only members in the following chapters are eligible to vote for At-Large delegates: SFUSD; Golden Gate Bridge District; Superior Court Professionals; SFREA, SF Official Court Reporters (5 chapters).