Now Accepting Nominations for the Bargaining Committee!
Nominations are hereby declared open for the SENS-UAW Local 7902 Bargaining Committee (six (6) positions): All eligible Union supporters who have signed a SENS-UAW authorization card are automatically nominated for the SENS-UAW Local 7902 Bargaining Committee. Those eligible include any New School graduate and undergraduate student who is currently employed by the university, or who has been employed within the last year, according to the categories outlined by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) New School decision (i.e. student employees who provide teaching, instructionally-related or research services, including Teaching Assistants (Course Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Fellows, Student Assistants 3 at the Parsons School, and Tutors) and Research Assistants (Research Assistants and Research Associates).
Any eligible Union supporter who wishes to accept the nomination
for one of the six  Bargaining Committee positions must indicate their intention in writing, by electronic scan (pdf), photograph attachment, or by hand delivery of a signed acceptance of nomination
for the specified position above no later than 5pm
on Monday September 11th, 2017
: SENS-UAW Elections, 256 W 38th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10018 or by e-mail to the UAW 7902 Elections Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each candidate may write and submit a candidate statement of no more than 250 words. These statements will be posted on the SENS-UAW website if there are contested elections. Address, phone number and email address must be included, but will not be counted toward the 250 words.
It is the responsibility of the candidate to submit the candidate statement. All candidate statements must be received by the time nominations close at 5pm on September 11, 2017.
Election Dates, Times and Locations
In the event that the number of eligible candidates who accept nomination for the Bargaining Committee does not exceed six (6), such candidate(s) will be deemed elected by acclamation and no election will be held.
If more than six (6) eligible candidates accept nomination for the jurisdiction, an election will be conducted with the top six (6) vote getters being elected.
Elections will take place on Tuesday September 19th at the following time and location:
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Levinson Lobby, Lower Level, 6 East 16th Street, Manhattan.
Voters shall be entitled to vote for up to six  candidates.
Huge news! By an overwhelming majority of 99.6% (502 yes, to 2 no), we voted YES for SENS-UAW! Congratulations to all of us on winning this fight. We look forward to bringing this momentum and support to the bargaining table and negotiating a strong contract for student workers at the New School!
Hundreds of student academic workers came out to vote on May 3rd and 4th. We know that an overwhelming majority of us have voted YES for SENS-UAW. Until the board rejects the university’s baseless legal challenges, our ballots remain locked away, uncounted. As soon as the polls closed, SENS supporters and allies gathered in the University Center and marched to President Van Zandt’s office to demand that he free our votes and count our ballots. We will not stop until our ballots are counted and our union is recognized!