Greetings Sisters and Brothers of the Alaska Region,
It’s election time again for our union. All offices are open to full book members in good standing for the past two years. In the Alaska region we will be holding special meetings on Sept 10th, 2 pm in Juneau and Sept 11th, 1:30 pm in Ketchikan. Both meetings are for the purpose of nominating members for all open positions that we have in the Alaska region and National offices. Being a democratic body we urge all of you that qualify to run for office.
National President, National Secretary/Treasurer, Regional Director and Patrolman positions, along with all seats on our E-Board are needing to be filled once again for the next three years.
Our National Constitution https://ibupak.org/wp-content/uploads/2013_Constitution-as-amended1.pdf describes the job duties of both the Regional Director and Patrolman on pages 45-49, and National president and National Secretary/Treasurer on pages 23-28. Our Alaska-By-Laws https://ibupak.org/wp-content/uploads/Alaska-By-Laws-3-13-13.pdf describe all regional positions up for election, including Chairman, vice-chairman and twelve committee members. Please take the time to read the Constitution and the By-Laws and it will describe in detail what is expected of you during your oath of office.
Please know that you are the union and that you are the ones who need to step up and be part of your futures that lay ahead of you. We challenge each and everyone one of you to become more involved in your union and to run for one of the many seats that need filling. Over these past 2 ½ years we have heard many of your issues and we have asked you to step up and be the one who will give direction to how this Union is run, whether though a regional or national position.
Yours in Solidarity, Ricky Deising
Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific Alaska Region