This past Thursday, at noon and 6 pm, a nomination meeting for Local Officers was held at the Guild Office, located at 1015 Locust St. Members could show up and nominate someone for local office or, if they preferred, they could call in their nomination(s).
The following members were nominated:
For president – Jeff Gordon
For first vice president – David Carson
For second vice president – Joe Kenny
For recording secretary – Doug Moore
For treasurer – Letta Dansberry
There were no other nominations and, with no contested positions, there is no need for an election and those nominated will take office in January.
Treasurer John Muse had retired from his Post-Dispatch job mid-term and the Executive Committee will say a fond farewell to John at the end of this year. John has served the Guild faithfully in a variety of positions over the years and we will miss his wise counsel and his passion for justice. Taking John’s place as treasurer will be Letta Dansberry, a Post-Dispatch member from the sixth floor. Like John, Letta has been an active member her entire time in our union. In fact, this is not her first position on the EC; Letta previously served on the Guild Executive Committee in 2005. Welcome back, Letta!
Nominations and election for all other EC positions will occur at soon-to-be-announced bargaining unit meetings (while Local Officers are elected by the full membership, Unit Chairs and delegates are elected by only those respective bargaining units). All new unit positions will take effect in January as well.
All Local EC positions run for three years.