We will be holding a vacancy election to fill the Postdoc Joint Council positions, as well as vacant Executive Board positions. If you are interested in running for a leadership role in the union, now is the right time! If you have questions about any of the positions, feel free to contact the current leadership on your campus or send an email to uaw5810@uaw5810.org. Remember: Together we are stronger!

All the available positions and nomination procedures for the vacancy election are explained below.

Executive Board Nominations
All UAW 5810 Postdoc unit members in continuous good standing for 1 year prior to accepting nominations are automatically nominated for the following statewide Executive Board positions for terms expiring May 2021:

1 Financial Secretary nominated and elected by the statewide membership
1 Guide nominated and elected by the statewide membership
1 Trustee nominated and elected by the statewide membership
1 Trustee nominated and elected by the statewide Postdoc membership

Joint Council Nominations
All UAW Local 5810 Postdoc unit members in continuous good standing for forty-five (45) days prior to accepting nominations are automatically nominated by campus unit membership for the following Joint Council/Head Steward positions for terms expiring May 2021:

UC Berkeley
1 Campus Chair nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership
2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership

LBL
1 Recording Secretary nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership

UC Davis
2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership

UC Los Angeles
1 Campus Chair nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership
1 Recording Secretary nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership
1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership

UC Merced
1 Campus Chair nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership
1 Recording Secretary nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership

UC Riverside
1 Campus Chair nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership
1 Recording Secretary nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership

UC San Diego
1 Campus Chair nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership
1 Recording Secretary nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership
1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership

UC San Francisco
1 Campus Chair nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership
1 Recording Secretary nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership

UC Santa Barbara
1 Recording Secretary nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership

UC Santa Cruz
1 Campus Chair nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership
1 Recording Secretary nominated and elected by campus Postdoc unit membership

Nomination Procedure for Executive Board and Joint Council
Members may accept nomination for no more than one Executive Board position and no more than one Joint Council position. Each member who wishes to accept nomination must indicate this intention by e-mailing to elections@uaw5810.org. In the written acceptance, specify the position(s) you are accepting nomination for and how you wish your name to appear on the ballot. Members accepting nomination may also submit a candidate statement (up to 500 words). Written acceptance and optional candidate statements must be received no later than October 22, 2020 at 5pm PST.

QUESTIONS? Contact the elections committee at elections@uaw5810.org.

Election
The election will take place on November 12, 2020 and will be held via an online vote.

All members in good standing at the time of the election are eligible to vote. Write-in candidates are not permitted. If any position is uncontested, the candidate shall be considered elected and no election for that position will be held. All candidates for contested Executive Board and Joint Council positions must be elected by majority of valid ballots cast for that position. A run-off election, if necessary, will be held on November 19, 2020.

Sincerely,

UAW Local 5810 Elections Committee
Elsa Abs, UC Irvine
Howard Issacson, UC Berkeley
Daniel Velez Ramirez, UCLA
Mariana Gomez Schiavon, UC San Francisco
Izel Tekin, UC Santa Barbara
Megan Willis, LBL
Mohammed Salah El Hadri, UC San Diego