WPEA union officer elections are coming up! Every three years, WPEA members elect statewide officers and district vice-presidents. This year, nomination meetings will be held around the state on August 26 and 27. Ballots will be sent out on October 24, and are due back on November 13. Interested in running for union office? Know a member you'd like to nominate? Read more...
Offices to be elected: president, secretary-treasurer, recorder, vice presidents for 11 districts, for the term of office commencing January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2020.
Eligibility requirement for Nominees: Continuous active membership in WPEA/UFCW Local 365 since July 2016, or continuous active membership in the International Union since July 2015, provided continuous active membership is maintained with WPEA/UFCW Local 365. Persons may nominate themselves and nominees need not be present to be nominated. Vice presidents must reside in the district in which they desire to be elected.
Ballot information: Ballots to elect the WPEA/UFCW Local 365 officers will be mailed to all eligible members on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. All ballots must be returned and received by 5 pm on Monday, November 13, 2017 in order to be counted. Ballots will be counted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The complete list of officer nominees will be available at www.wpea.org. In the event that any race is uncontested, the eligible nominee for the race will be declared the winner by acclamation.
Questions regarding nominations or the elections should be referred to Seamus Petrie, WPEA/UFCW Local 365 Election General Chairperson, at 1-800-544-9732 x116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nomination Meeting Dates and Locations:
Sunday, August 27, 2 PM – 5 PM: Starbucks Coffee, 7720 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA (Hazel Dell)
Saturday, August 26, 11 AM – 2 PM: Mugs Coffee, 120 West Steuben St, Bingen, WA
Sunday, August 27, 11 AM – 2 PM: Starbucks Coffee, 2550 W. Nob Hill Blvd, Yakima, WA
Saturday, August 26, 11 AM – 2 PM: Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N. 20th Ave, Pasco, WA
Sunday, August 27, 11 AM – 2 PM: Coffee Perk, 4 S. 1st Ave, Walla Walla, WA
Saturday, August 26, 11 AM – 2 PM: Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St, Spokane, WA
Sunday, August 27, 11 AM – 2 PM: Yep Kanum Park, 356 E Dominion Ave, Colville, WA (covered picnic area near Elm St)
Saturday, August 26, 11 AM – 2 PM: Breadline Café, 102 S. Ash St, Omak, WA
Sunday, August 27, 11 AM – 2 PM: Starbucks Coffee, 1134 N. Miller St, Wenatchee, WA
Saturday, August 26, 11 AM – 2 PM: Skagit Valley Co-op, 202 S. 1st St, Mt. Vernon, WA
Sunday, August 27, 11 AM – 2 PM: Starbucks Coffee, 6208 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA (Lynnwood Crossroads)
Saturday, August 26, 11 AM – 2 PM: Hot Java Café, 409 Pacific Ave #201, Bremerton, WA
Saturday, August 26, 10 AM – 1 PM: Tully’s Coffee, 3080 148th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA (Sunset Village)
Saturday, August 26, 11 AM – 2 PM: Billy’s Bar and Grill, 322 E Heron St, Aberdeen, WA
Sunday, August 27, 11 AM – 2 PM: Pacific Pizza, 870 S. Forks Ave, Forks, WA
Sunday, August 27, 11 AM – 2 PM: WPEA Headquarters, 140 Percival St NW, Olympia, WA
If you are unable to attend one of the above nominating meetings, you can nominate someone by phone.
To nominate someone by phone: call 1-800-544-9732, x120, between 12 PM (noon) on Thursday, August 24 and 8 PM on Monday, August 28, and leave a voicemail with your name, agency, and the name and office of the person you are nominating.
Thank you. Our union officers are democratically elected by the members, and participating in union democracy makes us all stronger. Thank you for taking part!