April 2016 Vacancy Elections

Dear UAW 2865 Members:

Locals are holding vacancy elections on Tuesday, April 26th to fill Joint Council positions. Please read on for information about the elections and instructions on how to accept nomination if you are interested in running for one of these positions.


Davis Joint Council:

* 1 Head Steward

Irvine Joint Council:

*3 Head Stewards

Merced Joint Council:

* Recording Secretary

Riverside Joint Council:

*Unit Chair

*1 Head Steward

San Diego Joint Council:

*Recording Secretary

Santa Barbara Joint Council:

*2 Head Stewards

Santa Cruz Joint Council:

*2 Head Stewards

The term for these offices is from the time the election is certified until the Local’s next Triennial election, which is scheduled for May 2017.


1. Position to which you are accepting nomination

2. Your name as you’d like it to appear on the ballot

3. Contact information : Department, phone number, and non-UC email address

4. Candidate statement (up to 500 words, optional) – In the case of a contested election, the statement and sample ballot will be posted on the Local’s website and at applicable campus offices no later than Tuesday, April 12, 2016, and will be available at polling sites during the election.


Hard deadline to accept nomination: Friday, April 8, 2016 at 5pm (PST)

Candidate statements (optional) due: Friday, April 8, 2016 at 5pm (PST)

Candidate statements available online: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Voting (if there are contested positions): Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Run-off election (if necessary): Tuesday, May 3, 2016


For Executive Board: All UAW Local 2865 members in continuous good standing for one (1) year prior to accepting nominations are automatically nominated for these positions.

For Joint Council: All UAW Local 2865 Merced members in continuous good standing for ninety (90) days prior to accepting nominations are automatically nominated for these positions.

Concurrently held positions: Members may not hold more than one position on the Executive Board or Joint Council at a time.


Each member who wishes to accept nomination must indicate this intention in writing.  Please only accept nomination if you intend to run for the position, as nomination acceptances cannot be withdrawn once the nominating period has closed.  The easiest way to accept nomination is go to [ http://goo.gl/forms/HsaiAVeLvf ] and fill out the form.  You may also accept nomination by e-mail, fax, mail, or hand delivery.  Please e-mail your acceptance of nomination to elections@uaw2865.org, or send your acceptance toElections Committee, UAW Local 2865, 2030 Addison St, Suite 640A, Berkeley, CA 94704, Fax (510) 549-2514.

Please direct your questions to elections@uaw2865.org. More information here: http://www.uaw2865.org/union-structure/elections/