We are writing to you with information on the Spring 2022 Vacancy and Delegate Election.

There is one contested position, and the election will proceed as planned on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022. The election will take place for the following position:

San Diego Postdoc Head Steward
Candidate: Joyce Chan
Candidate: Srividya Ganapathy

This election will only be conducted electronically. An invitation to a secret and secure ballot will be sent to each UCSD Postdoc member from a secure online voting platform, on Wednesday, June 1st 2022. Voting will close at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, June 1st 2022. More detailed instructions will follow next week.

We are pleased to present you with the following list of newly elected UAW Local 5810 officers. As of the close of the nomination period at 5pm PT on May 18th, 2022, no more than one (1) member accepted nomination for the following positions. The candidates, being UAW Local 5810 members in good standing, and having accepted nomination for uncontested positions, are automatically elected.

Convention Delegates
Sarah Arveson
Adam Caparco
James Boocock
Neal Sweeney
Stephany Chacon
Charisse Winston-Gray
Evan Plunkett

Riverside AR Campus Chair
Cecilia Rodriguez

Merced AR Recording Secretary
Rodrigo Alatriste-Diaz

Berkeley Postdoc Recording Secretary
Raul Rodriguez

San Francisco Postdoc Head Steward
Alexandra Salvi

In solidarity,

UAW 5810 Elections Committee – elections@uaw5810.org
Laura Bogar, UC Santa Barbara
Daniel Karmelic, UC San Francisco
Eric Kent, UC Davis
Lisa Schwarz, UC Santa Cruz
Daniel Velez-Ramirez, UCLA

CONVENTION DELEGATES (July 25-28, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan)
To be eligible to run for a delegate position, you must have been a member of the UAW (the International Union, of which our local is a part) for 12 months, and that membership must have been in our local, UAW 5810, for at least the last 3 months. All delegates are nominated and elected by the Local Union membership. All eligible members are automatically nominated for the following positions:

  • 7 delegates to the UAW Constitutional Convention

The nomination period starts today on May 9, 2022, and ends on May 18, 2022 at 5pm PDT. 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, please 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 18, 2022 at 5pm PDT.

The election for all contested positions will take place on June 1, 2022 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 June 8, 2022 via an online vote.

QUESTIONS? Contact the Elections Committee at elections@uaw5810.org

In Solidarity,

Laura Bogar, UC Santa Barbara
Daniel Karmelic, UC San Francisco
Eric Kent, UC Davis
Lisa Schwarz, UC Santa Cruz
Daniel Velez-Ramirez, UCLA