The Region 3 MOU will expire at midnight on January 31, 2023. To get a head start on preparations, we are officially opening a call for nominations for five members in good standing to be the Region 3 Bargaining Team. The Bargaining Team’s main term of office will be until the end of the new contract that is negotiated. Thereafter, the elected team members, together with the Executive Board, may be called upon to negotiate meet and confers that may arise during the interim period until the next bargaining team is elected.

We are encouraging people to first contact anyone they wish to nominate and ascertain if they are willing to run and serve on a bargaining team. Nominations close at 5:00 PM on September 30, 2022.

Candidates must accept or decline their nomination no later than 5:00 PM on October 5, 2022. This ballot will be conducted via electronic vote, so make sure that the local has your correct email on file. If there is any question as to the local having your correct email, please call or send an email to [email protected], and be sure to put “Email Update” in the subject line. 

The deadline for casting the electronic ballot is set for 5:00 PM, October 12, 2022.

If there are only five nominees, and they accept the nomination, they will be declared to be the bargaining team by acclamation, and there will be no ballots sent out for voting.

We look forward to meeting the new team soon. 

In solidarity,  


Michael Ferreira