Nov 262017
 

We will be holding a vacancy election to fill positions within the union leadership. The strength of our union is built upon a democratic foundation – UAW 5810 is a union of Postdocs and for Postdocs. If you are interested in taking a leadership role in the union, now is the right time! Feel free to contact the current leadership on your campus or send an email to uaw5810@uaw5810.org if you have questions about any of the positions. Remember: Together we are stronger!

Our vacancy election, including the available positions, nominations, and procedures are explained below. You may also find this information on our website.

Executive Board Nominations
All UAW 5810 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 2018:

1 Recording Secretary nominated and elected by the statewide membership

Joint Council Nominations
All UAW Local 5810 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 2018:

LBL
1 Campus Recording Secretary nominated and elected by campus unit membership
1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus unit membership

UC Berkeley

2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus unit membership

UC Davis
1 Campus Chair nominated and elected by campus unit membership
1 Campus Recording Secretary nominated and elected by campus unit membership
2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus unit membership

UC Irvine
1 Campus Chair nominated and elected by campus unit membership

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

UC San Diego
1 Campus Recording Secretary nominated and elected by campus unit membership

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

UC San Francisco
2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus 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 in writing via either mail or hand delivery to the union’s statewide office (Address: UAW Local 5810, Re: Elections, 2030 Addison St., Ste 640B, Berkeley, CA, 94704); fax to (510) 845-5863; or email to elections@uaw5810.org. In the written acceptance, specify the position(s) for which you are accepting the nomination. Written acceptance must be received no later than December 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM PDT. The written statement of acceptance should state how the nominee wishes their name to appear on the ballot. Also see the section on candidate statements below.

Contact uaw5810@uaw5810.org for information on duties and responsibilities of Executive Board and Joint Council positions.

Candidate Statements: Members accepting nomination may also submit a candidate statement (up to 500 words) by the nomination deadline of December 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM PDT to Elections at the above address. The statement will be posted on the Local Union web site and Local Union offices no later than December 13, 2017.

In addition, a member may nominate another member for a position specified above. If a member chooses to nominate another member, they must notify UAW Local 5810 of the nomination in writing within the first five (5) days of the nominating period by mailing, delivering, faxing or e-mailing the nomination to Elections at the above addresses. The nominator is required to notify the member they nominated for the specific office, so that the nominee will be aware of the nomination and of their obligation to follow the nomination procedure as described above. If a member is nominated and the nominator fails to notify the nominee, such failure will not invalidate or excuse the member’s responsibility to accept such nomination within the established acceptance deadline, December 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM PDT.

Election
The election for Executive Board and Joint Council/Head Stewards will take place on January 9, 2018. Please check below for your campus voting location and times.
 

Campus Time Location
Berkeley 10am – 6pm Koshland Hall, Main Entrance
LBL 10am – 6pm Outside of the LBL Cafeteria, Building 54
Davis 10am – 6pm Outside the Silo, facing Hutchison Drive
Irvine 10am – 6pm Ring Road, in front of Frederick Reines Hall (FRH)
Los Angeles 10am – 6pm Court of Sciences, in front of Young Hall
Merced 10am – 6pm Lantern Cafe (first floor of Kolligian Library)
Riverside 10am – 6pm Webber Hall, outside west entrance
San Diego 10am – 6pm Basic Science Building, outside of the Medical Library
San Francisco 10am – 1pm
2pm – 6pm
Mission Bay campus – Rock Hall in front of 4th Street entrance
Parnassus campus – Kalmanovitz Library, in front of the main entrance
Santa Barbara 10am – 6pm Courtyard Café (Nano Café)
Santa Cruz 10am – 6pm Between the Science and Engineering Library & Natural Sciences 2

All members in good standing at the time of the election are eligible to vote at their campus. Membership may be obtained at the polling sites. The election will be by secret ballot. Write-in candidates are not permitted. Voting must be in person. There will be no absentee ballots. 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 January 16, 2018 at the same times and locations shown above.

Sincerely,

UAW Local 5810 Elections Committee

Gokul Ramaswami (Chair), UC Los Angeles
Zahra Hemmatian, UC Berkeley
Gaurav Sharma, UC Davis
Maryam Zahiri Azar, UC Irvine
Thomas Koskela, LBL
Agustina De Francesco, UC Riverside
Caitlin Taylor, UC Santa Barbara
Mariana Gomez Schiavon, UC San Francisco