Friday, September 5, 2014

Latest news before the week end

Here is the email I received today from NLRB:

I spoke to the hotel and they cannot assign us a room until later in the evening the night before the election or early the next morning on September 11, 2014.  However, they do promise that we will have an room number assigned to us by7:00 Am and that the room will be clean and ready for our use well before the 10:30 Am pre-election conference.  I will email the room number to both of you as soon as I get it on September 11, so the Employer and Union can then inform the voters of the room number.  I suggest we also distribute the room number by email. 

So you'll know only on thursday the exact location but it's not a problem. Maybe you can start figuring out how you'll get there and eventually with whom: although voting is an individual affair you can still make the trip to the election place a group project (more fun).

Each of you should have received from Brent the 3 paqes Notice of election document. 

A few words about the "authorized observers": Lionbridge and the Union have an 'observer' that checks everything is done according to the rules. I'll (Philippe) be the observer for us.

There are strict neutrality rules applying to the observers so don't expect me to greet you with joyful demonstations as they are prohibited. Don't think I have become a cold snobbish fish, I'll just abide by the rules that spell for the observers:


. Keep any list of individuals who have or have not voted
. Talk to any voter in line to vote, except as instructed by the Board Agent (Greeting voters as they approach to vote is acceptable)
. Give any help to any voter. Only a Board Agent can assist the voter.
. Electioneer at any place during the hours of the election.
. Discuss or argue about the election
. Leave the election area without the Board Agent's permission.
.Use any electronic media or device, including cell phones, laptop computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), mobile email devices, wired or wireless data transmission and recording devices, etc. (Please turn off or disable those devices before entering the polling area).

So basically no communication for me during the whole election process.

VoilĂ .

Have a good week-end.

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