Election Dates

These are the current election dates set by the NLRB.

Thursday, June 6, 2013
4:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M. — and —- 2:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M
♦ Steel Plant Training Room at the Employer’s LSBO facility located at 4600 SE Harney Drive, Portland, OR
♦ Barney Room at the Employer’s LSBS 2 (crosswhite Annex) facility located at 9169 SE 67th Portland, OR
♦ TBO Cafeteria at the employer’s TBO facility located at 5001 SE Johnson Creek Blvd. Portland, OR
♦ DCA Cafeteria at the Employer’s DCA (deer creek annex) facility located at 13350 SE Johnson Road Milwaukie, OR
♦ SSBO Cafeteria at the Employer’s SSBO (small structural Business Operations) facility located at 13340 SE 84th Ave Clackamas, OR

Thursday, June 6, 2013
5:30 A.M – 7:00 A.M — and —- 2:00 P.M – 3:00 P.M
♦ SSB 1 Conference Room at the Employer’s SSB 1 facility located at 13521 SE Johnson Road Clackamas, OR
♦ LMA Cafeteria at the Employer’s LPC – T/LMA (McLoughlin Annex) facility located at 2770 SE Mailwell Drive Milwaukie, OR.

Friday, June 7, 2013
4:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M. — and —- 2:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M
♦ Steel Plant Training Room at the Employer’s LSBO facility located at
4600 SE Harney Drive, Portland, OR
♦ Barney Room at the Employer’s LSBS 2 (crosswhite Annex) facility
located at 9169 SE 67th Portland, OR
♦ TBO Cafeteria at the employer’s TBO facility located at 5001 SE
Johnson Creek Blvd. Portland, OR
♦ DCA Cafeteria at the Employer’s DCA (deer creek annex) facility
located at 13350 SE Johnson Road Milwaukie, OR
♦ SSBO Cafeteria at the Employer’s SSBO (small structural Business
Operations) facility located at 13340 SE 84th Ave Clackamas, OR

Friday, June 7, 2013
5:30 A.M – 7:00 A.M — and —- 2:00 P.M – 3:00 P.M
♦ SSB 1 Conference Room at the Employer’s SSB 1 facility located at
13521 SE Johnson Road Clackamas, OR
♦ LMA Cafeteria at the Employer’s LPC – T/LMA (McLoughlin Annex)
facility located at 2770 SE Mailwell Drive Milwaukie, OR.

 
-You will need PHOTO identification. (your Employee ID badge is absolutely fine)

-You CAN vote at ANY of the listed election dates and times. But each location will have its own list of eligible participants, and if you vote at a different location, your ballot will be placed aside as a “Challenge” ballot. This only means that your name wasn’t on the list at the location and more information is needed to confirm the ballot. Once they confirm any votes in this “Challenge list” Your vote WILL count just like any other. They did say it helps them out a ton if you say upfront that you normally work a different shift, or at a different location.

Here is some additional information as well, from the Wikipedia page concerning NLRB elections:

Conducting the election, counting the ballots and certifying the results

The NLRB usually conducts elections at the workplace, setting up a polling area where employees can cast ballots. Each party to the election is allowed a number of observers, depending on the size of the unit. The starting or ending times of the election will depend on the nature of the employer’s business; if the employer operates more than two shifts the Board will typically schedule separate polling times to allow employees to vote as they arrive for and leave from work. The Board less often conducts elections by mail ballot, usually in cases in which workers are widely dispersed.

Observers may challenge the ballots of employees who one side or the other claims are not members of the bargaining unit or not eligible to vote for any other reason. The NLRB will challenge the ballot of any voter whose name does not appear on the list supplied by the employer. Those challenged ballots are held separately to be counted after a hearing officer determines, following a post-election hearing, that the individual’s vote should be counted. Even then the Board may not make any determination on this issue or counted any challenged ballots if the number of such ballots is too small to affect the outcome of the election.

A party that wishes to protest the outcome of the election must file objections within seven days after the election. The Regional Director determines, after an investigation, whether any of the charges have enough merit to justify a hearing into them. The hearing officer conducting that hearing will also resolve any challenges to individual employees’ ballots if they are sufficient to affect the outcome of the election. If a party has also filed unfair labor practice charges based on the conduct it claims made a fair election impossible, the hearing on its objections will be held before the Administrative Law Judge before him any such unfair labor practice charges are tried.

 

Additionally, more information is available on the NLRB website

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