|McInnis, new EST|
The EST position, the highest in the District Council, has been vacant since April 29 when the federal court appointed Review Officer, Dennis M. Walsh, vetoed the services of then-incumbent Michael Bilello. McInnis will continue to hold the office of President during this interim period under an order of dispensation issued by UBC General President Douglas McCarron. The scheduling of an election to fill the office for the remainder of the EST’s term, which runs through December 2014, will be directed by Review Officer Walsh under the authority of the Stipulation and Order entered by the federal district court on June 3, 2010.
“Today, I formally announced my decision to appoint myself as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer Pro Tem to the District Council Executive Committee," said McInnis. "As the Interim EST, I will properly fulfill the duties of this office as well as act on and promote what is in the best interest of our membership and their families.”