Current Election

NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR SENS-UAW, FEBRUARY 20 2019

ACT-UAW Local 7902 Election Committee is seeking nominations for the following positions:
(4) Joint Council Members: Joint Council members are elected by their unit. Units are entitled to one Joint Council member per 75 dues-paying bargaining unit members.  SENS-UAW will elect four members to the Joint Council. If the number of nominees does not exceed the number of open positions or if there are fewer nominees than open positions, nominees will be elected by acclamation. This is not a paid position. 
Joint Council meetings are scheduled once a month, except for the summer months unless needed.
SENS-UAW Unit Chair: The Unit Chair is also elected by the unit. The responsibilities include overall supervision of grievances, and interaction with stewards and union reps from the unit. The Unit Chair is a member at large on the Local’s Executive Board, and should be available for meetings of the Executive Board and the Joint Council. The Executive Board meets once a month throughout the year. The Unit Chair will be paid through Union Leave funds negotiated in the current contract between SENS and The New School. The time commitment is approximately 10 hours per week. The pay is $40.80 an hour.
Shop Stewards: Shop Stewards are elected positions responsible for liaisons between the Local and a particular school in the university. Shop Stewards may be union reps as well, which involves working on grievances and reaching out for member sign ups. The position of Shop Steward is not a paid position.
This is the only notice of nominations you will receive.
To be eligible for these offices, you must have signed a membership card. If you are interested in seeking a nomination but have not filled out your card, please contact sensuaw@gmail.com.
If you are eligible for these offices, you have already been automatically nominated to them. If you are interested in accepting the nomination for any of these positions, you must submit your acceptance in writing, delivered by mail (we recommend return receipt requested for proof of mailing). We cannot accept election nominations or acceptances by email, fax or phone.
You can nominate another member, but you must notify our Local in writing that you have done so and you must inform that member. The member who is nominated is responsible for accepting the nomination. A member cannot accept a nomination on the behalf of another member. If a nominee does not accept the nomination, it shall be deemed a rejection of the nomination.
Please send your letter to the following address:
ACT-UAW Local 7902 Election Committee
PO Box 1332
223 West 38th Street
Midtown Station
New York NY 10018
 
Nominations will close at 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 7th, 2019. After 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 7th, 2019, the Election Committee will retrieve the letters of nomination from the PO Box.Acceptance letters for nominations must therefore be received in the mail by that date, February 7th, 2019.
Here is a sample acceptance letter:
Date
I, Your Name, hereby accept the nomination for the office(s) of [Insert office].
Signature
Full Name
Email Address
Phone Number
Home Street Address
City, State Zip
 
Please consider including a brief bio and statement.
The Election Committee will confirm each accepting nominee’s eligibility. If any office is contested, the Election Committee will meet with all candidates for contested offices prior to the election dates, which are currently scheduled for February 20th with specific locations to be announced later on.
The Election Committee will mail an Election Notice regarding all contested offices to all eligible voters.
Under UAW rules, voting for these positions are in-person only. If you have not signed your membership card yet, cards can be signed on site at the voting location.
We urge all nominees to read and understand the Election Rules, which are available on the ACT-UAW website: http://www.actuaw.org/wp/election-rules/. If you have questions, please contact the Election Committee at election@actuaw.org. Printed copies of this notice and the Election Rules are available by request.
In Solidarity,
2019 ACT-UAW 7902 Election Committee
Justin Charles
Bonnie McEwan
Lizzie Olesker 
Paula Stuttman