Yesterday (Monday, May 20), the NewsGuild-CWA’s Sector Election and Referendum Committee (SERC) released a statement concerning the recent election for the position of President of NewsGuild-CWA ( http://newsguild.org/mediaguild3/serc-advisory-on-mailing-processes/ ).
That statement included an observation that the Canadian Media Guild, the largest local in the Guild, “accounted for many of the ballots returned due to out of date addresses”.
I want fellow Canadian Media Guild (CMG) and NewsGuild-CWA members, including members of the SERC, to know that CMG is making an assessment of how it is that so many incorrect addresses were provided on the part of CMG. These members’ addresses were required in order to deliver ballots to eligible voters.
While the full extent of the irregularity is still being assessed, it saddens me to tell you that, at this point I believe that a high number of out-of-date mailing addresses were inadvertently provided by CMG due to a confluence of factors, effectively disenfranchising a significant number of eligible voters at our Local.
I will share more information with fellow Canadian Media Guild and NewsGuild-CWA members, including members of the SERC, in the days ahead.
President | Présidente
Canadian Media Guild | La Guilde canadienne des médias
CWA Canada, NewsGuild-CWA, Local 30213 (Communications Workers of America)
SCA Canada, NewsGuild-SCA, La Local 30213 (Syndicat des communications d’Amérique)
www.cmg.ca | www.laguilde.ca