October Vacancy Elections

Dear UAW 2865 Members:

Locals are holding vacancy elections on Tuesday, October 25th 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.

POSITIONS

STATEWIDE EXECUTIVE BOARD:

*Northern Vice President

*Southern Vice President

*Trustee (2)

BERKELEY JOINT COUNCIL:

* 8 Head Stewards

DAVIS JOINT COUNCIL:

* Unit Chair

* Recording Secretary

* 1 Head Steward

IRVINE JOINT COUNCIL:

* 3 Head Stewards

LOS ANGELES JOINT COUNCIL:

* Unit Chair

* 4 Head Stewards

MERCED JOINT COUNCIL:

* Unit Chair

* Recording Secretary

RIVERSIDE JOINT COUNCIL:

* 3 Head Steward

SAN DIEGO JOINT COUNCIL:

* Recording Secretary

* Unit Chair

* 3 Head Stewards

SANTA BARBARA JOINT COUNCIL:

* Recording Secretary

* 2 Head Stewards

SANTA CRUZ JOINT COUNCIL:

* Recording Secretary

* Unit Chair

* 1 Head Steward

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.

WHEN ACCEPTING NOMINATION INCLUDE:

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, October 11, 2016, and will be available at polling sites during the election.

TIMELINE

Hard deadline to accept nomination: Friday, October 7, 2016 at 5pm (PST)

Candidate statements (optional) due: Friday, October 7, 2016 at 5pm (PST)

Candidate statements available online: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Voting (if there are contested positions): Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Run-off election (if necessary): Tuesday, November 1, 2016

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

ACCEPTING NOMINATION

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 toelections@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/



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