The 40th Constitutional Convention of the BCTGM International Union will be held at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, August 8-14, 2018.
Delegates to the Convention, per Article III, Section 5 of the Constitution, must have been a continuously good-standing, dues-paying member of the International Union and Local Union the delegate represents for at least two (2) continuous years immediately preceding the Convention prior to being elected as a delegate.
According to the official Convention Call, which will be posted online May 1, 2018, published in the May/June 2018 BCTGM NEWS, and mailed to all Local Unions on May 1, 2018, delegate elections are “subject to the provisions of the International Constitution and the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (Landrum-Griffin Law).” Because there will be an election of officers at the Convention, the Landrum-Griffin Act requires that the delegates to the Convention who will be voting for officers must be elected in secret-ballot elections. This means that all local unions must select their delegates by secret-ballot elections either at union meetings or by mail ballot referendum. Notice must be given to the membership of the time and place for the nomination and election of delegates. Delegates cannot be elected by voice vote or by show of hands.
Local Union officers are urged to keep the local union up-to-date in its reports and per capita tax payments to the International Union to ensure participation in the BCTGM’s 40th Constitutional Convention in 2018.