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

Vacancy Election

Your union is holding its Fall 2021 Vacancy Election to fill Executive Board, Joint Council, and Convention delegate positions. The nomination period starts today and ends on November 5, 2021, at 5 pm PT. The election will take place on November 19, 2021. Please read on for information about the election and instructions on how to accept the nomination if you are interested in running for one of these positions.

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. The terms of all Executive Board members will last until May 2024.

Nominated and elected by the statewide membership
1 Vice President

Nominated and elected by the statewide Postdoc Membership
1 Trustee

JOINT COUNCIL NOMINATIONS
All UAW Local 5810 members in continuous good standing for 45 days prior to accepting nominations are automatically nominated by campus for the following Joint Council offices, with terms until May 2024. Joint Council offices are nominated and elected by Postdoc campus membership for Postdoc positions and by Academic Researcher campus membership for Academic Researcher Positions.

Postdoc Unit

  • Berkeley
    • 2 Head Stewards
  • LBL
    • 1 Campus Chair
    • 1 Recording Secretary
    • 1 Head Steward
  • Davis
    • 1 Recording Secretary
    • 2 Head Stewards
  • Irvine
    • 1 Campus Chair
    • 1 Recording Secretary
    • 1 Head Steward
  • LA
    • 1 Head Steward
  • Riverside
    • 1 Campus Chair
    • 1 Recording Secretary
  • San Diego
    • 1 Head Steward
  • San Francisco
    • 1 Recording Secretary
    • 1 Head Steward
  • Santa Cruz
    • 1 Recording Secretary

Academic Researcher Unit

  • Davis
    • 1 Recording Secretary
    • 1 Head Steward
  • Irvine
    • 1 Head Steward
  • Merced
    • 1 Campus Chair
    • 1 Recording Secretary
  • Riverside
    • 1 Campus Chair
    • 1 Recording Secretary
  • San Diego
    • 1 Recording Secretary
    • 1 Head Steward
  • San Francisco
    • 1 Campus Chair
  • Santa Barbara
    • 1 Recording Secretary

CONVENTION DELEGATES
This Fall Vacancy Election also includes three slots for Constitutional Convention Delegates. Delegates help draft and submit resolutions in winter 2022, which will then be brought to the Convention held in Detroit, Michigan in July 2022. UAW 5810 currently has a total of six (6) delegate slots, of which three (3) are currently vacant and open for accepting nominations. Note that the election for UAW 5810 delegates who will actually attend the Convention will happen in April 2022, and all positions will be open at that time. Those elected during this vacancy election will primarily be responsible for researching and drafting potential resolutions.

 

Eligibility: 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. In other words, if you were a member of another UAW Local for 9 months, and then UAW 5810 for 3 months, you would be eligible. All eligible UAW Local 5810 members are automatically nominated to run for a Delegate position.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE FOR ALL VACANT POSITIONS
The nomination period starts today and ends on November 5, 2021, at 5 pm PT. 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: 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 a nomination may also submit a candidate statement (up to 500 words). Written acceptance and optional candidate statements must be received no later than November 5, 2021, at 5 pm PT.

The election for Executive Board, Joint Council, and Delegates will take place on November 19, 2021, 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 positions must be elected by a majority of valid ballots cast for that position. A run-off election, if necessary, will be held on December 3, 2021, via an online vote.

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

In solidarity,

UAW 5810 Elections Committee:

Raul Rodriguez, UC Berkeley (Chair)
Laura Bogar, UC Santa Barbara
Daniel Karmelic, UC San Francisco
Eric Kent, UC Davis
Lisa Schwarz, UC Santa Cruz
Daniel Velez-Ramirez, UCLA
Edoardo Zoni, LBL

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