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We will be holding an election to fill vacant positions within the union leadership on Monday, December 7th. 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 email uaw5810@uaw5810.org if you have questions about any of the positions. Remember: Together we are stronger!

Our upcoming 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 offices for terms expiring May 2018:

1 Trustee nominated and elected by the statewide membership
1 Guide 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 offices for terms expiring May 2018:

Davis
1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus unit membership

Los Angeles
1 Campus Chair nominated and elected by campus unit membership
2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus unit membership

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

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

San Diego
1 Campus Recording Secretary nominated and elected by campus unit membership
3 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus unit membership

San Francisco
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

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 Elections, UAW Local 5810, 2030 Addison St., Ste 640B, Berkeley, CA, 94704, or by faxing to (510) 845-5863, or by e-mailing 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 November 23rd, 2015 at 5:00 PM PST. The written statement of acceptance should state how the nominee wishes her/his 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 November 23rd, 2015 at 5:00 PM PST by mailing, delivering, faxing or e-mailing the nomination to Elections at the above addresses. The statement will be posted on the Local Union web site and Local Union offices no later than November 30th, 2015.

In addition, a member may nominate another member for a position specified above. If a member chooses to nominate another member, s/he 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 s/he nominated for the specific office, so that the nominee will be aware of the nomination and of her/his 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, November 23rd, 2015 at 5:00 PM PST.

Election
The election for Executive Board and Joint Council/Head Stewards will take place on December 7, 2015. Please check below for your campus voting location and times.

Campus Date/Time Location
Berkeley 12/7: 10am – 6pm Koshland Hall, in front of the main entrance
San Francisco 12/7: 10am – 1pm
12/7: 2pm – 6pm
Mission Bay campus – Rock Hall in front of 4th Street entrance
Parnassus campus – Kalmanovitz Library, in front of the main entrance
Davis 12/7: 10am – 6pm Davis Campus – Outside the Silo, facing Hutchison Drive
Merced 12/7: 10am – 6pm Lantern Cafe (first floor of Kolligian Library)
Santa Cruz 12/7: 10am – 6pm Between the Science and Engineering Library & Natural Sciences 2
Santa Barbara 12/7: 10am – 6pm Courtyard Café (Nano Café)
Los Angeles 12/7: 10am – 6pm Court of Sciences, in front of Young Hall
Irvine 12/7: 10am – 6pm Ring Road, in front of Frederick Reines Hall (FRH)
Riverside 12/7: 10am – 6pm Webber Hall, outside west entrance
San Diego 12/7: 10am – 6pm Basic Science Building, outside of the Medical Library

 

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 December 14th, 2015 at the same times and locations shown above.

Sincerely,

Your UAW Local 5810 Elections Committee

Thomas Liebrand, UC Davis, Chair
Charles Haitjema, UCSB
Brandie Nonnecke, UC Berkeley
Marco Schiavon, UC Riverside
Liane Slaughter, UCLA
Lee Thompson, UC Merced
Lin Zhang, UC Irvine