Also known as a GMM, General Membership Meetings are large meetings for all local members. They occur a minimum of 2 times per year.
GMMs are where members take the important action of discussing and voting on the matters that affect our locals.
Attendance is critical! We must always have a specific number of members in attendance (known as a quorum) to pass votes.
Some votes may include:
- Approving the local's annual budget
- Making changes to our by-laws
- Approving donations to charitable causes
- Electing officers (president, VP, treasurer, etc.) every two years
What's an emergency general membership meeting?
If an urgent matter requires a vote or discussion with members, an emergency GMM may be called. The local will do its best to provide you with as much notice as possible for urgent meetings.
Separate meetings for full-time and part-time bargaining units
While GMMs are for all members, there may occasionally be matters requiring votes that only affect one bargaining unit. When this happens, the local will hold a separate meeting for that unit to discuss and vote on the matter.