From the AMO website:
All members of American Maritime Officers in good standing are invited and encouraged to attend the ballot count for the 2010 AMO Election of National Officers, which will be held Monday, Dec. 6 in the banquet room on the second floor of STAR Center.
“As with voting and expressing positions on union leadership, tracking the ballot count is an important individual act of participation in union democracy,” said the national president of American Maritime Officers. “I strongly encourage all AMO members who are able to attend and observe the ballot count, and to witness in person the transparent tallying process conducted by TrueBallot and the AMO rank-and-file Tallying Committee.”
Today (Nov. 30, 2010) was the deadline for AMO members casting votes in this election to have their dues paid in full through the fourth quarter of this calendar year and to establish membership in good standing in order for their ballots to be considered eligible, as stipulated by the AMO National Constitution.
All ballots must be received at the depository of TrueBallot Inc. by the close of business tomorrow (Dec. 1, 2010), which is the conclusion of the balloting period for this election.
On Monday, Dec. 6, the tallying process will proceed as follows:
[li]9 a.m. EST: representatives of TrueBallot Inc., the members of the AMO Tallying Committee and AMO General Counsel Joel Glanstein will meet in the cabana near the union’s office at 2 West Dixie Highway.[/li]> [li]10 a.m. EST (approximate): representatives of TrueBallot Inc., the members of the AMO Tallying Committee, AMO General Counsel Joel Glanstein and AMO Special Assistant to the National President Jack Branthover, as well as any AMO members who so choose, will travel to the TrueBallot depository to collect the ballots.[/li]> [li]The ballots will be transported to the banquet room on the second floor of STAR Center, at which time tallying will begin.[/li]> [/ul]The regular AMO membership meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. on Dec. 6. If the tallying process has not been completed by 1 p.m., the membership meeting will adjourn. When the tallying process is complete, the membership meeting will reconvene.
The following AMO members were elected to serve on the Tallying Committee:
[li]Joseph Newhouse (Dania Beach)[/li]> [li]Carl Mahler (Dania Beach)[/li]> [li]James Siesto (Dania Beach)[/li]> li Marvin Redondo (Dania Beach)[/li]> [li]David Clifton (Toledo)[/li]> [li]David Fitzpatrick (Toledo)[/li]> li Terrence Partacz (Toledo)[/li]> [/ul]When official results of the tally are available, they will be posted on [I]AMO Currents[/I] and on the AMO Home page.
I am on record as supporting Jack Hearn’s slate and am hoping for a clean ballot count tomorrow.
I guess we’ll know soon who is victorious and if there will be a suit filed in Federal Court to stay the results? If Hearn wins, I expect a lawsuit which will be filed by Bethel and his gang to stay in charge at AMO Headquaters while the suit goes through the process which could be years. I can well imagine that the AMO leadership strategy will be to wear down the AMC and bury them in legal expenses. Does Hearn have what it will take to last out Bethel’s stalling action and actually move into 2 Dixie Highway? God, I sure hope so!