Nominations & Elections



LOCAL 517 - Visalia

Notice is hereby given of the nomination and election of the following officers of Local Union 517: Secretary- Treasurer (Principal Officer), President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, three (3) Trustees. One (1) Business Agent will also be elected.

The terms of office for these officers and business agent will commence on January 1, 2017 and conclude on December 31, 2019.


Nominations will be accepted at two Special Membership Meetings of Local Union 517, both to be held on September 1, 2016, commencing promptly at 10:00 a.m. and again at 6:00 p.m., at the Local 517 Union Hall at 512 West Oak Street, Visalia, CA 93291.

The only order of business will be the nomination of Officers of Teamsters Local Union 517.

Nominations must be made and seconded from the floor by members of Local Union 517, in good standing with dues paid through August, 2016. Any back dues or fees may be paid at the Local Union office no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 31, 2016. Nominees must accept nomination in person, or if absent, in writing for only one office. Written acceptances must be submitted to the Local Union Secretary-Treasurer.

Eligibility to run for office

To be eligible to be nominated for Local Union office, a member must be in continuous good standing in Local Union 517 and actively employed in the craft within the jurisdiction of the Local for twenty-four months prior to the month of nomination.

“Continuous good standing” is defined as compliance with the requirements regarding the timely payment of dues, together with no interruptions in active membership because of suspension, expulsions, withdrawals, transfers or failures to pay fines or assessments.

A member on dues checkoff will not lose good standing as a result of a delay or default by the employer in sending dues to the Local or because of an employer’s failure to make the proper deductions from the member’s pay in any month in which the member had any earnings from which deductions could have been made.

Potential candidates are encouraged to check their eligibility, and the eligibility of their nominators and seconders, prior to the nominations meeting by submitting a written request to the Local Union Secretary-Treasurer.


The election will be conducted by mail ballot. Ballots, secret ballot envelopes, and addressed return envelopes, will be mailed to all active members and new applicants eligible for membership in Local Union 517 on or about September 19, 2016. All ballots must be received at the designated Post Office Box by 12:00 p.m. on October 19, 2016 to be counted. Counting will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. at the Union Hall on October 19, 2016. Members who have not received a ballot by September 26, 2016, should call the Unilect Duplicate Ballot call center 1.855.240.0363 to request a ballot. Duplicate ballots may be requested through October 12, 2016.

Instructions for the completion of the ballot will be enclosed in the ballot package.

This is a secret ballot vote. You should mark your ballot in private and mail your ballot, sealed in the secret ballot envelope, to the designated post office box in the postage paid Business Reply Envelope provided. Do not give your ballot to anyone.

Eligibility to vote

To be eligible to vote in this election, a member of Local Union 517 must be in good standing with initiation fees and dues paid through September, 2016. Members have until 4:30 p.m. on October 18, 2016 to pay their initiation fees or dues at the Local Union office in order to have their votes counted. Under the International Constitution, any member on dues check off shall not lose good standing as a result of a failure by an employer to send deducted dues to the Local or to make a proper deduction from the member’s pay in any month in which a member has any earnings from which dues could have been deducted.

Elected officers of the Local Union shall, by virtue of such election, be delegates to any Joint Council with which the Local is affiliated, as well as to any convention of any subordinate body which may take place during their term of office. Elected Local Union Officers shall be delegates to such bodies in the order of priority set forth in the Local Union Bylaws.

Copies of the Articles of the International Constitution, the Local Union 517 Bylaws, and the Rules governing the conduct of this election are available, upon request, from the Local Union.