Elections🗳️

UAW Local 5810 has a dynamic and participatory democratic structure in which union members vote on all major decisions including electing union officers and ratifying bargaining demands and contracts.

Elections are conducted by an Elections Committee that is elected from the membership. See below for announcements and results of union elections

2021 Triennial Election

Your union is holding its 2021 Triennial Election to fill Executive Board and Joint Council positions. The nomination period began May 3, 2021 and ended on May 12, 2021 at 5pm PDT. The election will take place on May 26-27, 2021. Please read on for information about the election.

There is one contested position, and the election will proceed as planned on May 26th and 27th.  The election will take place for the following Executive Board position:

  • Academic Researcher Member-at-Large:
    • Candidate: Benjamin Lynch
    • Candidate: Elliott Peterson

You can view statements from each candidate here.

This election will only be conducted electronically. An invitation to a secret and secure ballot will be sent to each Academic Researcher unit member from a secure online voting platform, on Wednesday May 26th. Voting will close at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) on Thursday, May 27th.

2021 Triennial Election Results

The results of the 2021 Triennial Election for the contested position of Academic Researcher (AR) Member-at-Large, are in. 71.4% of ballots were cast for Elliott Peterson, 28.6% for Benjamin Lynch, and 3.8% abstaining. The winner of the election, with a majority of...

2021 Triennial Election

We are writing to you with information on the Triennial Election. There is one contested position, and the election will proceed as planned on May 26th and 27th.  The election will take place for the following Executive Board position: Academic Researcher...

Vacancy Election Results

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 PST on March 1, 2021, no more than one (1) member accepted nomination for the following positions. The candidates, being UAW...

Vacancy Election Notice (Academic Researchers)

We will be holding a vacancy election to fill the Academic Researcher (AR) Joint Council positions, as well as a vacant Executive Board position. If you are interested in running for a leadership role in the union, now is the right time! If you have questions about...

Vacancy Election Notice (Postdocs)

We will be holding a vacancy election to fill the Postdoc Joint Council positions, as well as a vacant Executive Board position. 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...

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Check out the interactive map in the article: it shows how state funding for UC has declined considerably over time, and now, UC's core funding comes from state dollars and student tuition almost equally. https://calmatters.org/education/higher-education/2021/07/uc-tuition-hike-2/

UC will receive $1.3 billion in COVID relief money with little oversight on how it gets spent: "UC and the community college system have no plans to audit how the money is spent at individual campuses, spokespersons said."
https://edsource.org/2021/how-colleges-tap-into-federal-cash-to-cover-revenue-loss-and-covid-costs/657393

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