General Assembly 2014 details

Background Information

When and where: The 2014 TSEU General Assembly will be held September 26-28, at the Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel (at the corner of IH-35 and Oltorf in south Austin).

Post-banquet Dance/Party: Dress is semi-formal to very casual. The atmosphere is family friendly and is open to all TSEU members. This is a tradition and one of the highlights of the General Assembly.

Rooms/meals:  Rooms will be at the Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel. People registering late may be assigned to over-flow rooms at other motels as needed. Rooms will be double occupancy (shared) unless you arrange and pay for a private room at additional cost. Meals include supper Friday; breakfast, lunch, and the banquet on Saturday; and breakfast on Sunday. Check with TSEU for details.

Child care: Child care will be available for meeting times only. Families are responsible for their children the rest of the time. You must notify the TSEU Austin office by September 13 if you will need child care.

Fees:
GENERAL ASSEMBLY DELEGATES: $50.
Covers meals, registration, and double occupancy room (Add $98 for a private room)
ALL OTHERS (includes family members and delegate alternates who are not replacing a delegate):
Room: $98 shared or $196 private
Meals: $70 including banquet, $20 banquet only
Registration: $20 (includes t-shirt)
Other costs: Bring: $15 for your Lobby Day 2015 bus ticket and $12 for your Lobby Day t-shirt.

Reimbursable travel expenses:
Delegates only: from work locations outside a 200-mile circle around Austin. Up to $50 in travel related expenses. Delegates can combine reimbursements. Contact your TSEU office for details. No other expenses are reimbursable.

Registration deadline:
Everyone planning to attend must complete a registration form and pay all fees by September 15.

Delegate Election Details (see more below)

Delegates will be elected on the basis of one per 50 members, based on May 2014 membership. Delegates will be elected by groups according to the list approved by the Executive Board. Your delegate group details including voting times and places was included in the mailer sent last month. These details are posted on the below.

Qualifications for Delegates:

The nominee must be a member in good standing as of May. In good standing means listed on the May membership report and paying dues on current schedule, or signs upgrade when nominated. The nominee must be an active employee or retiree from a unit organized by TSEU, and must work at or be retired from a location in that delegate group. Associate members are not eligible to serve as delegates. A nominee must agree to serve as a delegate if elected.

Qualifications to Vote for Delegates:

All TSEU members in good standing as of May or members who have signed an upgrade form prior to the election are eligible to vote. Members may vote only in their assigned delegate group. Upgrade forms will be available at the election site.

Nominations:

A member may be nominated by any member in that delegate group, including themself. Nominations will be taken at any time on or before the voting day and can be made in three different ways:
*In person at a meeting or at the election
*By mail, addressed to the TSEU organizing office that covers the area
*By phone or in person to a TSEU organizer responsible for that delegate election
In all cases the member making the nomination must identify themself and be in good standing. To nominate by telephone you must speak directly to a TSEU organizer. No nominations by fax or email will be accepted.

Voting:

Most elections will be by secret, written ballot. Members must be present to vote. Voting will take place only at announced times and places. When it is not practical due to distances between work locations to conduct elections in person, the election will be by mail ballot. Members in groups that vote by mail will receive additional information. You may vote for the number of delegates to which the group is entitled, and can only vote once for any nominee. Alternates are those receiving highest numbers of votes after all delegate positions are filled.

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DFW AREA – NORTH

 

EAST TEXAS

EAST TEXAS

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SAN ANTONIO AREA – SOUTH

 

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WEST TEXAS

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HOUSTON / SE TEXAS