Apr 212019
 

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.

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 2021:

1 Recording Secretary nominated and elected by the statewide membership
1 Trustee 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 2021:

UC Berkeley
1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus unit membership

UC Davis
1 Unit Chair nominated and elected by campus unit membership
1 Recording Secretary nominated and elected by campus unit membership

UC Irvine
1 Unit Chair nominated and elected by campus unit membership
1 Recording Secretary nominated and elected by campus unit membership

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

UC Merced
1 Unit Chair nominated and elected by campus unit membership

UC Riverside
1 Unit Chair nominated and elected by campus unit membership

UC San Diego
2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus unit membership

UC San Francisco
1 Unit Chair nominated and elected by campus unit membership

UC Santa Barbara
1 Unit Chair nominated and elected by campus unit membership

UC Santa Cruz
1 Recording Secretary 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 by mailing or delivering to the return address on this notification, or 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 May 2, 2019 at 5pm PDT.

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

Election
The election for Executive Board and Joint Council/Head Stewards will take place on May 16, 2019. 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 May 23, 2019 at the same times and locations shown above.

Sincerely,

UAW Local 5810 Elections Committee

Gokul Ramaswami (Chair), UC Los Angeles
Cecilia Chavana-Bryant, LBL
Daniel Arajuo, UC Berkeley
Gaurav Sharma, UC Davis
Agustina De Francesco, UC Riverside
Mohammed Salah El Hardi, UC San Diego
Mariana Gomez Schiavon, UC San Francisco
Izel Tekin, UC Santa Barbara
Gerardo Cortes, UC Santa Cruz