Campus Bylaws

The Bylaws specify how UAW Local 2865 and each Campus unit functions and governs themselves.

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Berkeley Campus Bylaws

Article 1, Constitution, Local Bylaws, and Unit Bylaws

Section 1.These Unit Bylaws shall in all respects be covered and conform with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, and the Local Union #2865 Bylaws; relevant portions of the Constitution and Local Bylaws are incorporated herein.

Article 2, Campus Unit Membership Meetings

Section 1. Notice of the meeting time and location of monthly Berkeley Campus Unit membership meetings shall be given to the membership by email and/or by posting on the Local Union website at least 7 days in advance for all meetings. Every effort shall be made to post the meeting time and location on selected bulletin boards as well.

Section 2. Special membership meetings may be called by order of the Head Stewards, or upon written request from at least 20% of members from at least 10 different academic departments at the Berkeley Campus Unit. The notice provisions of Section 1 of this Article shall apply.

Section 3. Minutes will be taken of all Campus Unit Membership Meetings by the Recording Secretary and shall be available to the membership upon request.

Article 3, Stewards

Section 1. It shall be the duty of each elected Steward to fulfill her/his various duties faithfully as provided in the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, Local Union Bylaws, and Campus Unit Bylaws, and in implementation of the Campus Unit and Local Union plans. These duties include, but are not limited to new member education and outreach, contract enforcement, and attendance at meetings.

Section 2. Specific assignments for Stewards shall be made by votes of the Stewards and Head Stewards. Such assignments need not match the district from which the steward is nominated but should be based on representational needs.

Article 4, Campus Unit Bylaws Committee

Section 1. The Campus Unit Bylaws Committee shall consist of the Head Stewards.

Article 5, Campus Unit Elections

Section 1. Departments shall be divided into districts as shown in Appendix A. The district to which an individual belongs shall be determined by the location of the primary offices of that individual’s hiring unit, regardless of where job duties are performed. In cases where this standard is not applicable, the Berkeley Election Committee Member shall determine the District to which an individual belongs. The allocation of Steward positions to be nominated from each district, based on representational needs at the time of Steward apportionment, will be established by the Head Stewards prior to the nomination notice for Steward elections.

Section 2. In the event that the computation of the membership for the reapportionment of Stewards would reduce the number of Stewards in a District, that reduction shall not take place until there is a Steward vacancy from the district or the next recomputation, whichever is first.

Section 3. Elections for Berkeley Campus Unit Stewards shall take place in February 2001 and shall thereafter coincide with the elections for Local Union officers, the next of which will be held in May 2002. Installation shall take place at the next Campus Unit Membership meeting following the election, except as otherwise authorized by the UAW International Executive Board.

Section 4. The members of the Campus Unit shall be notified promptly for nomination and election of Campus Unit officers. The notice shall be distributed by e-mail, and by posting on the Local Union website, and on selected bulletin boards at the Campus Unit. The notice shall include dates, times, and places of the election and possible run-off elections, the date and time of the close of the nomination period, and
instructions for accepting nomination as described in this Article.

Section 5. All members shall be nominated automatically for all applicable Steward positions. Any member may accept nomination for an open position(s) in her/his district by submitting in writing a statement of acceptance to the Campus Unit Recording Secretary. The statement of acceptance shall state how her/his name should appear on the ballot. Each member accepting nomination may also submit a candidate statement of up to five hundred (500) words to the Recording Secretary. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements may be submitted in person, or by mail, email, or fax. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements must be received by the Recording Secretary no later than ten (10) days after the notice for nomination. After the deadline on accepting nominations has expired, no election of write-in candidates shall be accepted.

Section 6. Candidate statements and sample ballots of eligible candidates shall be distributed no later than seven (7) days before the election by posting on the Local Union website. Candidate statements shall be made available during the election at each polling place.

Section 7. Apart from the resources described in this article that are to be provided equally to all candidates, no other Campus Unit resources may be used by any candidates to campaign for Campus Unit office.

Section 8. The election shall be held no sooner than fourteen (14) days after the close of nominations. Stewards shall be elected at large by the Campus Unit membership. Members may vote for as many Stewards as open positions. Every member must personally cast her/his vote.

Section 9. Upon the close of the polls, the election committee shall count the votes. The candidate(s) with the most votes shall be the Stewards-Elect.

Section 10. Each candidate may designate one (1) member of the Campus Unit to be present at the ballot count as a challenger.

Section 11. Following each election, the election committee shall report in writing a canvas of the results to the Head Stewards and at the next Campus Unit membership meeting. No protests to election shall be considered unless raised within seven (7) days of the closing of the polls or at the next Campus Unit membership meeting, whichever is later. A protest must either be in writing, or made at the Campus Unit membership meeting. If written, the protest must be actually received by the Campus Unit Recording Secretary before the deadline.

Section 12. The membership may order a new election, either in acting upon a protest or in ratification of a recommendation of the election committee. In the event the membership should order a new election, the matter shall be submitted to the President of the International Union, UAW, in accord with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW.

Section 13. If any steward office shall become vacant, or a new steward position shall become available through the semiannual apportionment process found in the Local Union Bylaws, Article 10, Section 2, that office shall be filled promptly by election. If the vacancy occurs fewer than ninety (90) days but more than twenty-four (24) days before a regularly scheduled election, then the office shall be filled at the regularly scheduled election; otherwise a special election shall be held to fill the office.

Section 14. A special election shall take place no later than later than forty-five (45) days after the office is vacated or new position become available, except that no special election shall be held during the months of May, June, July, or August. If a position is vacated after April 1st but before August 2nd, then the special election shall be scheduled for the month of September. The same polices and procedures shall apply to special elections and regularly scheduled elections.

Section 15. Whenever there are unopposed candidates for Steward positions, such candidates shall be considered elected without the necessity of an election. Run-off elections shall be held if two (2) or more candidates for Steward receive the same number of votes.

Article 6, Amendments

Section 1. Members may move to amend the Campus Unit Bylaws at a Campus Unit membership meeting; the Campus Unit Bylaws Committee must review the motion, and make a recommendation at the next regular or special membership meeting. Notice for a membership meeting where a Campus Unit Bylaws Committee recommendation will be presented must include the specific language of the proposed bylaws amendment. Two-thirds (2/3) of those voting must vote to pass an amendment.

Appendix A

Berkeley Campus Unit election districts

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Davis Campus Bylaws

Article 1, Constitution, Local Bylaws, and Unit Bylaws

Section 1. These Unit Bylaws shall in all respects be covered and conform with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, and the Local Union #2865 Bylaws; relevant portions of the Constitution and Local Bylaws are incorporated herein.

Article 2, Campus Unit Membership Meetings

Section 1. Notice of the meeting time and location of monthly Davis Campus Unit membership meetings shall be given to the membership by email and/or by posting on the Local Union website at least 7 days in advance for all meetings.

Section 2. Special membership meetings may be called by order of the Head Stewards, or upon written request from at least 20% of members from at least 10 different academic departments at the Davis Campus Unit. The notice provisions of Section 1 of this Article shall apply.

Section 3. Minutes will be taken of all Campus Unit Membership Meetings by the Recording Secretary and shall be available to the membership upon request.

Article 3, Stewards

Section 1. It shall be the duty of each elected Steward to fulfill her/his various duties faithfully as provided in the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, Local Union Bylaws, and Campus Unit Bylaws, and in implementation of the Campus Unit and Local Union plans. These duties include, but are not limited to new member education and outreach, contract enforcement, and attendance at meetings.

Section 2. Specific assignments for Stewards shall be made by votes of the Stewards and Head Stewards. Such assignments need not match the district from which the steward is nominated but should be based on representational needs.

Article 4, Campus Unit Bylaws Committee

Section 1. The Campus Unit Bylaws Committee shall consist of the Head Stewards.

Article 5, Campus Unit Elections

Section 1. Departments are assigned to districts as shown in Appendix A. The allocation of steward positions to be nominated from a district, based on representational needs at the time of steward apportionment, will be established prior to the nomination notice for Steward elections by the Head Stewards.

Section 2. In the event that the computation of the membership for the reapportionment of Stewards would reduce the number of Stewards in a District, that reduction shall not take place until there is a Steward vacancy from the district or the next recomputation, whichever is first.

Section 3. Elections for Davis Campus Unit Stewards shall take place in May 2001 and shall thereafter coincide with the elections for Local Union officers, the next of which will be held in May 2002. Installation shall take place at the next Campus Unit Membership meeting following the election, except as otherwise authorized by the UAW International Executive Board.

Section 4. The members of the Campus Unit shall be notified promptly for nomination and election of Campus Unit officers. The notice shall be distributed by e-mail, and by posting on the Local Union website, and on selected bulletin boards at the Campus Unit. The notice shall include dates, times, and places of the election and possible run-off elections, the date and time of the close of the nomination period, and instructions for accepting nomination as described in this Article.

Section 5. All members shall be nominated automatically for all applicable Steward positions. Any member may accept nomination for an open position(s) in her/his district by submitting in writing a statement of acceptance to the Campus Unit Recording Secretary. The statement of acceptance shall state how her/his name should appear on the ballot. Each member accepting nomination may also submit a candidate statement of up to five hundred (500) words to the Recording Secretary. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements may be submitted in person, or by mail, email, or fax. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements must be received by the Recording Secretary no
later than ten (10) days after the notice for nomination. After the deadline on accepting nominations has expired, no election of write-in candidates shall be accepted.

Section 6. Candidate statements and sample ballots of eligible candidates shall be distributed no later than seven (7) days before the election by posting on the Local Union website. Candidate statements shall be made available during the election at each polling place.

Section 7. Apart from the resources described in this article that are to be provided equally to all candidates, no other Campus Unit resources may be used by any candidates to campaign for Campus Unit office.

Section 8. The election shall be held no sooner than fourteen (14) days after the close of nominations. Stewards shall be elected at large by the Campus Unit membership. Members may vote for as many Stewards as open positions. Every member must personally cast her/his vote.

Section 9. Upon the close of the polls, the election committee shall count the votes. The candidate(s) with the most votes shall be the Stewards-Elect.

Section 10. Each candidate may designate one (1) member of the Campus Unit to be present at the ballot count as a challenger.

Section 11. Following each election, the election committee shall report in writing a canvas of the results to the Head Stewards and at the next Campus Unit membership meeting. No protests to election shall be considered unless raised within seven (7) days of the closing of the polls or at the next Campus Unit membership meeting, whichever is later. A protest must either be in writing, or made at the Campus Unit membership meeting. If written, the protest must be actually received by the Campus Unit Recording Secretary before the deadline.

Section 12. The membership may order a new election, either in acting upon a protest or in ratification of a recommendation of the election committee. In the event the membership should order a new election, the matter shall be submitted to the President of the International Union, UAW, in accord with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW.

Section 13. If any steward office shall become vacant, or a new steward position shall become available through the semiannual apportionment process found in the Local Union Bylaws, Article 10, Section 2, that office shall be filled promptly by election. If the vacancy occurs fewer than ninety (90) days but more than twenty-four (24) days before a regularly scheduled election, then the office shall be filled at the regularly scheduled election; otherwise a special election shall be held to fill the office.

Section 14. A special election shall take place no later than later than forty-five (45) days after the office is vacated or new position become available, except that no special election shall be held during the months of June, July, August, or September. The same polices and procedures shall apply to special elections and regularly scheduled elections.

Section 15. Whenever there are unopposed candidates for Steward positions, such candidates shall be considered elected without the necessity of an election. Run-off elections shall be held if two (2) or more candidates for Steward receive the same number of votes.

Article 6, Amendments

Section 1. Members may move to amend the Campus Unit Bylaws at a Campus Unit membership meeting; the Campus Unit Bylaws Committee must review the motion, and make a recommendation at the next regular or special membership meeting. Notice for a membership meeting where a Campus Unit Bylaws Committee recommendation will be presented must include the specific language of the proposed bylaws amendment. Two- thirds (2/3) of those voting must vote to pass an amendment.

Appendix A

District 1: All departments located in Equine Analytical Chemistry Lab; Vet. Med. Diagnostic Laboratory; Health Sci. Complex; Tupper Hall; Vet. Med. Teaching Hospital; Vet. Med. Unit II; Fleet Services; Horse Arena, Cole Fac.; Chilled Water Plant; Custodial, Mail Room; Garage, Fleet Svcs.; Unitrans Garage; Arboretum Hdqts.; Putah Creek Lodge; Dairy Cattle Facility; Tercero; Leach; Architects & Engineers; TB 32, 134-158, 161-172, 175, 191-194, 204-207; Communication Resources; Surge Buildings I, II, III; Surge Building IV; Silo; Barn; South Silo; Chemistry; Everson; Chem Annex; Phys. Sci. Library ; Roessler; Bainer; Engineering II; Campus Data Center; Engineering III; Crocker Nuclear Lab; Campus Data Center; Temp. Classrooms; Meyer; Academic Surge; Employment Office; Facilities Services; King Hall; Receiving; Physics/Geology; Plant Pathology Field Headquarters; ITEH Institute of Toxicology and Environmental Health; Center for Comparative Medicine; California Primate Research Center; Wildlife & Fisheries Experimental Eco-Systems; Reproductive Biology-Medicine; Agronomy Field Lab; Vegetable Crops Field Labs ; Foundation Seedwarehouse; Chronic Accel. Lab; Bee Biology; DANR; Viticulture; Foundation Plant Materials Services; Antique Mechanics; Avian Science Research Facility; Pomology Field Headquarters; Animal Science Barn; Feed Mill; Aiport; Ecology Institute; Zoology Field Lab; Aquaculture Field Labs; Agricultural Services; Bulk Mail Center; Airport; Wildlife Bio. Research Lab; USDA Aquatic Weed Research; Sheep Barns; Beef Barn; Equestrian Center; Russell Ranch; Campus Landfill.

District 2: All departments located in Cuarto; Thoreau; Webster; Employee Health Services; International House; Orchard Park; Russell Park; La Rue Park; Human Resources; Softball Field; The Colleges at La Rue; Rec Pool Lodge; Rec Pool; Transportation & Parking Services Office; Ryerson; Malcolm; Segundo; Dining; Gilmore; Bixby; Primero Grove; Regan; Main Lounge; Cowell Stu. Health Center; Food Science; Cruess; Housing Office; Recreation Hall ; Community Baseball Field; Soccer Field; Hoagland; Asmundson; Police; Fire; Briggs; Life Sciences; Kleiber; Storer; Hutchison; Haring; Enology Bldg.; Wickson; Kerr; Wellman; Robbins; Hart; Walker; Grounds Dept.; Haring Annex; Mann Laboratory; The House TB 16; Plant and Environmental Science Facility; Hunt; Veihmeyer; Marine Resources Lab; Seed Certification Ctr (Parsons); Robbins Annex; TB 98-115.

District 3: All departments located in Hickey Gym; Toomey Field; North Entry Parking Structure; A St. IM Field; Pool; Freeborn; Book Store; Memorial Union; Social Sciences & Humanities; Young; North Hall; Dutton Hall; Voorhies; South Hall; Shields Library; AOB4; Sproul; Olson; Athletic Dept. Annex; Guilbert House; Conference and Event Services; Aggie Village Neighborhood; Solano Park; Wyatt Pavilion Theater; University Club Conference Center; Mrak; Art; Music; Wright Hall; Environmental Horticulture; Buehler Alumni/Visitors Center; Art Studio Facility; Grounds Dept.; Art Annex; Cross Cultural Center; University House; TB 9, 116-120, 123, 124, 195; Center for Child & Family Studies (CCFS); (Future Center for the Arts); (Future South Entry Park); South Entry Parking Structure; Research Park Drive Facilities; Animal Resources Service; Vet. Med Serology; Calif. Ctr. For Equine Health & Performance; Raptor Center.

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Irvine Campus Bylaws

Article 1, Constitution, Local Bylaws, and Unit Bylaws

Section 1. These Unit Bylaws shall in all respects be covered and conform with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, and the Local Union #2865 Bylaws; relevant portions of the Constitution and Local Bylaws are incorporated herein.

Article 2, Campus Unit Membership Meetings

Section 1. Notice of the meeting time and location of monthly Irvine Campus Unit membership meetings shall be given to the membership by email and/or by posting on the Local Union website at least 7 days in advance for all meetings.

Section 2. Special membership meetings may be called by order of the Head Stewards, or upon written request from at least 20% of members from at least 10 different academic departments at the Irvine Campus Unit. The notice provisions of Section 1 of this Article shall apply.

Section 3. Minutes will be taken of all Campus Unit Membership Meetings by the Recording Secretary and shall be available to the membership upon request.

Article 3, Stewards

Section 1. It shall be the duty of each elected Steward to fulfill her/his various duties faithfully as provided in the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, Local Union Bylaws, and Campus Unit Bylaws, and in implementation of the Campus Unit and Local Union plans. These duties include, but are not limited to new member education and outreach, contract enforcement, and attendance at meetings.

Section 2. Specific assignments for Stewards shall be made by votes of the Stewards and Head Stewards. Such assignments need not match the district from which the steward is nominated but should be based on representational needs.

Article 4, Campus Unit Bylaws Committee

Section 1. The Campus Unit Bylaws Committee shall consist of the Head Stewards.

Article 5, Campus Unit Elections

Section 1. Departments are assigned to districts as follows:

District 1: All departments located in Humanities Instructional Building, Humanities Hall, Murray Krieger Hall, and Humanities Office Building 2.

District 2: All departments located in Berkeley Place, Social Science Tower, Social Science Plaza A, Social Science Plaza B, Social Ecology I, Social Ecology II, and the Graduate School of Management.

District 3: All departments located in the Rockwell Engineering Center, Engineering Tower, Engineering Gateway, Computer Science, Information Computer Science II, Multipurpose Science & Technology Building, Rowland Hall, and Reines Hall.

District 4: All departments located Biological Sciences II, Steinhaus Hall, Medical Science I, Med Surge II, Irvine Hall, Mesa Arts Building, Studio Arts Building, Drama, and Music Media.

The allocation of steward positions to be nominated from a district, based on representational needs at the time of steward apportionment, will be established prior to the nomination notice for Steward elections by the Head Stewards.

Section 2. In the event that the computation of the membership for the reapportionment of Stewards would reduce the number of Stewards in a District, that reduction shall not take place until there is a Steward vacancy from the district or the next recomputation, whichever is first.

Section 3. Elections for Irvine Campus Unit Stewards shall take place in May 2001 and shall thereafter coincide with the elections for Local Union officers, the next of which will be held in May 2002. Installation shall take place at the next Campus Unit Membership meeting following the election, except as otherwise authorized by the UAW International Executive Board.

Section 4. The members of the Campus Unit shall be notified promptly for nomination and election of Campus Unit officers. The notice shall be distributed by e-mail, and by posting on the Local Union website, and on selected bulletin boards at the Campus Unit. The notice shall include dates, times, and places of the election and possible run-off elections, the date and time of the close of the nomination period, and instructions for accepting nomination as described in this Article.

Section 5. All members shall be nominated automatically for all applicable Steward positions. Any member may accept nomination for an open position(s) in her/his district by submitting in writing a statement of acceptance to the Campus Unit Recording Secretary. The statement of acceptance shall state how her/his name should appear on the ballot. Each member accepting nomination may also submit a candidate statement of up to five hundred (500) words to the Recording Secretary. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements may be submitted in person, or by mail, email, or fax. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements must be received by the Recording Secretary no later than ten (10) days after the notice for nomination. After the deadline on accepting nominations has expired, no election of write-in candidates shall be accepted.

Section 6. Candidate statements and sample ballots of eligible candidates shall be distributed no later than seven (7) days before the election by posting on the Local Union website. Candidate statements shall be made available during the election at each polling place.

Section 7. Apart from the resources described in this article that are to be provided equally to all candidates, no other Campus Unit resources may be used by any candidates to campaign for Campus Unit office.

Section 8. The election shall be held no sooner than fourteen (14) days after the close of nominations. Stewards shall be elected at large by the Campus Unit membership. Members may vote for as many Stewards as open positions. Every member must personally cast her/his vote.

Section 9. Upon the close of the polls, the election committee shall count the votes. The candidate(s) with the most votes shall be the Stewards-Elect.

Section 10. Each candidate may designate one (1) member of the Campus Unit to be present at the ballot count as a challenger.

Section 11. Following each election, the election committee shall report in writing a canvass of the results to the Head Stewards and at the next Campus Unit membership meeting. No protests to election shall be considered unless raised within seven (7) days of the closing of the polls or at the next Campus Unit membership meeting, whichever is later. A protest must either be in writing, or made at the Campus Unit membership meeting. If written, the protest must be actually received by the Campus Unit Recording Secretary before the deadline.

Section 12. The membership may order a new election, either in acting upon a protest or in ratification of a recommendation of the election committee. In the event the membership should order a new election, the matter shall be submitted to the President of the International Union, UAW, in accord with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW.

Section 13. If any steward office shall become vacant, or a new steward position shall become available through the semiannual apportionment process found in the Local Union Bylaws, Article 10, Section 2, that office shall be filled promptly by election. If the vacancy occurs fewer than ninety (90) days but more than twenty-four (24) days before a regularly scheduled election, then the office shall be filled at the regularly scheduled election; otherwise a special election shall be held to fill the office.

Section 14. A special election shall take place no later than later than forty-five (45) days after the office is vacated or new position become available, except that no special election shall be held during the months of June, July, August, or September. The same polices and procedures shall apply to special elections and regularly scheduled elections.

Section 15. Whenever there are unopposed candidates for Steward positions, such candidates shall be considered elected without the necessity of an election. Run-off elections shall be held if two (2) or more candidates for Steward receive the same number of votes.

Article 6, Amendments

Section 1. Members may move to amend the Campus Unit Bylaws at a Campus Unit membership meeting; the Campus Unit Bylaws Committee must review the motion, and make a recommendation at the next regular or special membership meeting. Notice for a membership meeting where a Campus Unit Bylaws Committee recommendation will be presented must include the specific language of the proposed bylaws amendment. Two- thirds (2/3) of those voting must vote to pass an amendment.

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Los Angeles Campus Bylaws

[Amended 2017.03.23]

Article 1, Constitution, Local Bylaws, and Unit Bylaws

Section 1. These Unit Bylaws shall in all respects be covered and conform with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, and the Local Union #2865 Bylaws; relevant portions of the Constitution and Local Bylaws are incorporated herein.

Article 2, Campus Unit Membership Meetings

Section 1. Notice of the meeting time and location of monthly Los Angeles Campus Unit membership meetings shall be given to the membership by email and/or by posting on the Local Union website at least 7 days in advance for all meetings. Every effort shall be made to post the meeting time and location on selected bulletin boards as well.

Section 2. Special membership meetings may be called by order of the Head Stewards, or upon written request from at least 20% of members from at least 10 different academic departments at the Los Angeles Campus Unit. The notice provisions of Section 1 of this Article shall apply.

Section 3. The quorum for membership meetings shall be set at 50 members in good standing. In the absence of quorum, decisions of membership meetings shall be considered advisory.

Section 4. Minutes will be taken of all Campus Unit Membership Meetings by the Recording Secretary and shall be available to the membership upon request.

Article 3, Stewards

Section 1. It shall be the duty of each elected Steward to fulfill her/his various duties faithfully as provided in the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, Local Union Bylaws, and Campus Unit Bylaws, and in implementation of the Campus Unit and Local Union plans. These duties include, but are not limited to new member education and outreach, contract enforcement, and attendance at meetings.

Section 2. Specific assignments for Stewards shall be made by votes of the Stewards, Campus Stewards, and Head Stewards. Such assignments need not match the district from which the steward is nominated but should be based on representational needs.

Article 4, Campus Stewards

Section 1. Campus Stewards are a category of Campus Unit elected officer identical to Head Stewards in the following respects:
a. they shall be elected by the Campus Unit general membership according to the same rules and procedures as Head Stewards, as specified in the Campus Unit bylaws and the bylaws of the Local Union.
b. they shall serve on the Campus Coordinating Committee and shall enjoy a status of equal rights and responsibilities with other members of the Committee.

Section 2. Campus Stewards differ from Head Stewards in that:
a. they are not required to attend meetings of the Joint Council
b. if they do attend meetings of the Joint Council, they do so as rank and file members of the Campus Unit without voting rights on the Joint Council

Article 5, Campus Coordinating Committee

Section 1: The Campus Coordinating Committee shall function as the executive body of the Campus Unit, subordinate to the general membership of the Campus Unit.

Section 2: The Campus Coordinating Committee shall be composed of Head Stewards, Campus Stewards, and any members of the Local UnionÕs Executive Board from the Campus Unit.

Section 3: All members of the Campus Coordinating Committee shall enjoy a status of equality of rights and responsibilities with all other members of the Committee.

Section 4: Decisions by the Campus Coordinating Committee shall be made according to consensus, or, failing that, by a supermajority vote of 2/3s.

Section 5: Voting rights on the Campus Coordinating Committee are contingent upon active participation in the workings of the Committee and the Campus Unit. Required standards of participation shall be determined by agreement among members of the Committee.

Section 6: Quorum for decisions by the Committee shall be a majority of Committee members in good standing, as specified by Section 5 above.

Section 7: The general membership of the Campus Unit shall be notified of decisions of the Campus Coordinating Committee, and may vote to overturn the decisions of the Committee at a subsequent Membership Meeting, by a vote of 2/3s of members in good standing in attendance, provided quorum is met.

Article 6, Campus Organizer

Section 1: The Campus Organizer(s) will by default enjoy general administrative responsibility for the Campus Unit, in addition to special responsibility for member outreach, recruitment, and other tasks such as administering member grievances.

Section 2: The Campus Organizer(s) will be elected from the membership of the Campus Coordinating Committee, by the members of the Committee.

Section 3: The Campus Organizer(s) will be elected for a period of one to three academic quarters (Summer Quarter does not count towards the total for the purpose of this limit).

Section 4: The Campus Organizer(s) will be entitled to receive such compensation as provided by the Local Union, including stipend and tuition and fee remission.

Section 5: The Committee may elect more than one Organizer per term, with responsibilities and compensation shared among Organizers by agreement of the Organizers and the Committee.

Section 6: The election of the Campus Organizer will be subject to ratification by the general membership at a Membership Meeting. Members may overturn the decision of the Committee, in which case, the position of Campus Organizer will fall to the Unit Chair. In case of the abolishment of the position of Unit Chair by the Local Union, the general membership may nominate and elect a member or members of the Committee to the position of Organizer for a specified term (see Section 3 of this Article).

Article 7, Unit Chair and Recording Secretary

Section 1: As per the Bylaws of the Local Union, the Unit Chair and Recording Secretary will be considered Head Stewards of the Campus Unit.

Section 2: As long as the position of Unit Chair and Recording Secretary exist according to the Bylaws of the Local Union, they shall enjoy a status of equality of rights and responsibilities with Head Stewards, Campus Stewards, and other members of the Campus Coordinating Committee, as consistent with the Bylaws of the Local Union.

Article 8, Campus Unit Bylaws Committee

Section 1. The Campus Unit Bylaws Committee shall consist of Head Stewards and Campus Stewards.

Article 9, Campus Unit Elections

Section 1. Departments are assigned to districts as follows:

District 1:
Atmospheric Sciences; Biological Chemistry; Biostatistics; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Civil & Environmental Engineering; Community Health Sciences; Computer Science; Earth and Space Sciences; Electrical Engineering; Emergency Medicine Epidemiology; Health Services; Institute of the Environment; Life Sciences; Materials Science and Engineering; Mathematics; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology; Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution; Physics & Astronomy; Physiological Science Program in Computing Psychology; School of Nursing; Statistics.
District 2:
Architecture and Urban Design; Art; Art History; Center for Digital Humanities; Classics; Counseling; Design and Media Arts; Economics; Ethnomusicology; Theater, Film & Television; Geography; History; Honors; Islamic Studies; Library and Information Sciences; Music; Musicology; Philosophy; Policy Studies; Political Science; Social Welfare; School of Public Policy and Social Research; The Cesar Chaves Center Urban Planning.

District 3:
Academic Advancement Program; Academics in the Commons; American Indian Studies; Anderson School; Anthropology; Applied Linguistics and TESL; Asian­American Studies; Center for African­ American Studies; Comparative Literature; East Asian Languages & Cultures; Education; English; French; Germanic Languages; Italian; Linguistics; Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; Scandinavian Section; Slavic Languages and Literatures; Sociology; Spanish and Portuguese; Speech & Communication Studies; Women’s Studies; World Arts & Cultures; Writing Programs.

If departments are changed or added the Campus Coordinating Committee will assign them to a district based on representational needs. The allocation of steward positions to be nominated from a district, based on representational needs at the time of steward apportionment, will be established prior to the nomination notice for Steward elections by the Campus Coordinating Committee.

Section 2. In the event that the computation of the membership for the reapportionment of Stewards would reduce the number of Stewards in a District, that reduction shall not take place until there is a Steward vacancy from the district or the next recomputation, whichever is first.

Section 3. Elections for Los Angeles Campus Unit Stewards shall take place in May 2001 and shall thereafter coincide with the elections for Local Union officers, the next of which will be held in May 2002. Installation shall take place at the next Campus Unit Membership meeting following the election, except as otherwise authorized by the UAW International Executive Board.

Section 4. The members of the Campus Unit shall be notified promptly for nomination and election of Campus Unit officers. The notice shall be distributed by e-mail, and by posting on the Local Union website, and on selected bulletin boards at the Campus Unit. The notice shall include dates, times, and places of the election and possible run-off elections, the date and time of the close of the nomination period, and instructions for accepting nomination as described in this Article.

Section 5. All members shall be nominated automatically for all applicable Steward positions. Any member may accept nomination for an open position(s) in her/his district by submitting in writing a statement of acceptance to the Campus Unit Recording Secretary. The statement of acceptance shall state how her/his name should appear on the ballot. Each member accepting nomination may also submit a candidate statement of up to five hundred (500) words to the Recording Secretary. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements may be submitted in person, or by mail, email, or fax. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements must be received by the Recording Secretary no later than ten (10) days after the notice for nomination. After the deadline on accepting nominations has expired, no election of write-in candidates shall be accepted.

Section 6. Candidate statements and sample ballots of eligible candidates shall be distributed no later than seven (7) days before the election by posting on the Local Union website. Candidate statements shall be made available during the election at each polling place.

Section 7. Apart from the resources described in this article that are to be provided equally to all candidates, no other Campus Unit resources may be used by any candidates to campaign for Campus Unit office.

Section 8. The election shall be held no sooner than fourteen (14) days after the close of nominations. Stewards shall be elected at large by the Campus Unit membership. Members may vote for as many Stewards as open positions. Every member must personally cast her/his vote.

Section 9. Upon the close of the polls, the election committee shall count the votes. The candidate(s) with the most votes shall be the Stewards-Elect.

Section 10. Each candidate may designate one (1) member of the Campus Unit to be present at the ballot count as a challenger.

Section 11. Following each election, the election committee shall report in writing a canvas of the results to the Campus Coordinating Committee and at the next Campus Unit membership meeting. No protests to election shall be considered unless raised within seven (7) days of the closing of the polls or at the next Campus Unit membership meeting, whichever is later. A protest must either be in writing, or made at the Campus Unit membership meeting. If written, the protest must be actually received by the Campus Unit Recording Secretary before the deadline.

Section 12. The membership may order a new election, either in acting upon a protest or in ratification of a recommendation of the election committee. In the event the membership should order a new election, the matter shall be submitted to the President of the International Union, UAW, in accord with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW.

Section 13. If any steward office shall become vacant, or a new steward position shall become available through the semiannual apportionment process found in the Local Union Bylaws, Article 10, Section 2, that office shall be filled promptly by election. If the vacancy occurs fewer than ninety (90) days but more than twenty-four (24) days before a regularly scheduled election, then the office shall be filled at the regularly scheduled election; otherwise a special election shall be held to fill the office.

Section 14. A special election shall take place no later than later than forty-five (45) days after the office is vacated or new position become available, except that no special election shall be held during the months of June, July, August, or September. The same polices and procedures shall apply to special elections and regularly scheduled elections.

Section 15. Whenever there are unopposed candidates for Steward positions, such candidates shall be considered elected without the necessity of an election. Run-off elections shall be held if two (2) or more candidates for Steward receive the same number of votes.

Article 10, Amendments

Section 1. Members may move to amend the Campus Unit Bylaws at a Campus Unit membership meeting; the Campus Unit Bylaws Committee must review the motion, and make a recommendation at the next regular or special membership meeting. Notice for a membership meeting where a Campus Unit Bylaws Committee recommendation will be presented must include the specific language of the proposed bylaws amendment. Two- thirds (2/3) of those voting must vote to pass an amendment.

Section 2. Alternately, the Campus Coordinating Committee may move to amend the Unit bylaws by a vote of 2/3s of those in good standing, as per Article 5 Section 5, provided quorum is reached. Notice for a Campus Coordinating Committee meeting where a Campus Unit Bylaws Committee recommendation will be presented must include the specific language of the proposed bylaws amendment. The Campus Unit Bylaws Committee must review the motion, and make a recommendation at the next Campus Coordinating Committee meeting. The general membership may reject the amendments to the Unit bylaws at a subsequent membership meeting by a vote of 2/3s of the members in good standing in attendance, provided quorum is reached.

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Merced Campus Bylaws

Note: as of 7/2012, this new unit hasn’t ratified bylaws.

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Riverside Campus Bylaws

Article 1, Constitution, Local Bylaws, and Unit Bylaws

Section 1. These Unit Bylaws shall in all respects be covered and conform with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, and the Local Union #2865 Bylaws; relevant portions of the Constitution and Local Bylaws are incorporated herein.

Article 2, Campus Unit Membership Meetings

Section 1. Notice of the meeting time and location of monthly Riverside Campus Unit membership meetings shall be given to the membership by email and/or by posting on the Local Union website at least 7 days in advance for all meetings.

Section 2. Special membership meetings may be called by order of the Head Stewards, or upon written request from at least 20% of members from at least 5 different academic departments at the Riverside Campus Unit. The notice provisions of Section 1 of this Article shall apply.

Section 3. Minutes will be taken of all Campus Unit Membership Meetings by the Recording Secretary and shall be available to the membership upon request.

Article 3, Stewards

Section 1. It shall be the duty of each elected Steward to fulfill her/his various duties faithfully as provided in the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, Local Union Bylaws, and Campus Unit Bylaws, and in implementation of the Campus Unit and Local Union plans. These duties include, but are not limited to new member education and outreach, contract enforcement, and attendance at meetings.

Section 2. Specific assignments for Stewards shall be made by votes of the Stewards and Head Stewards. Such assignments need not match the district from which the steward is nominated but should be based on representational needs.

Article 4, Campus Unit Bylaws Committee

Section 1. The Campus Unit Bylaws Committee shall consist of the Head Stewards.

Article 5, Campus Unit Elections

Section 1.

Departments are assigned to districts as follows:
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The allocation of steward positions to be nominated from a district, based on representational needs at the time of steward apportionment, will be established prior to the nomination notice for Steward elections by the Head Stewards.

Section 2. In the event that the computation of the membership for the reapportionment of Stewards would reduce the number of Stewards in a District, that reduction shall not take place until there is a Steward vacancy from the district or the next recomputation, whichever is first.

Section 3. Elections for Riverside Campus Unit Stewards shall take place in May 2001 and shall thereafter coincide with the elections for Local Union officers, the next of which will be held in May 2002. Installation shall take place at the next Campus Unit Membership meeting following the election, except as otherwise authorized by the UAW International Executive Board.

Section 4. The members of the Campus Unit shall be notified promptly for nomination and election of Campus Unit officers. The notice shall be distributed by e-mail, and by posting on the Local Union website, and on selected bulletin boards at the Campus Unit. The notice shall include dates, times, and places of the election and possible run-off elections, the date and time of the close of the nomination period, and instructions for accepting nomination as described in this Article.

Section 5. All members shall be nominated automatically for all applicable Steward positions. Any member may accept nomination for an open position(s) in her/his district by submitting in writing a statement of acceptance to the Campus Unit Recording Secretary. The statement of acceptance shall state how her/his name should appear on the ballot. Each member accepting nomination may also submit a candidate statement of up to five hundred (500) words to the Recording Secretary. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements may be submitted in person, or by mail, email, or fax. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements must be received by the Recording Secretary no later than ten (10) days after the notice for nomination. After the deadline on accepting nominations has expired, no election of write-in candidates shall be accepted.

Section 6. Candidate statements and sample ballots of eligible candidates shall be distributed no later than seven (7) days before the election by posting on the Local Union website. Candidate statements shall be made available during the election at each polling place.

Section 7. Apart from the resources described in this article that are to be provided equally to all candidates, no other Campus Unit resources may be used by any candidates to campaign for Campus Unit office.

Section 8. The election shall be held no sooner than fourteen (14) days after the close of nominations. Stewards shall be elected at large by the Campus Unit membership. Members may vote for as many Stewards as open positions. Every member must personally cast her/his vote.

Section 9. Upon the close of the polls, the election committee shall count the votes. The candidate(s) with the most votes shall be the Stewards-Elect.

Section 10. Each candidate may designate one (1) member of the Campus Unit to be present at the ballot count as a challenger.

Section 11. Following each election, the election committee shall report in writing a canvass of the results to the Head Stewards and at the next Campus Unit membership meeting. No protests to election shall be considered unless raised within seven (7) days of the closing of the polls or at the next Campus Unit membership meeting, whichever is later. A protest must either be in writing, or made at the Campus Unit membership meeting. If written, the protest must be actually received by the Campus Unit Recording Secretary before the deadline.

Section 12. The membership may order a new election, either in acting upon a protest or in ratification of a recommendation of the election committee. In the event the membership should order a new election, the matter shall be submitted to the President of the International Union, UAW, in accord with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW.

Section 13. If any steward office shall become vacant, or a new steward position shall become available through the semiannual apportionment process found in the Local Union Bylaws, Article 10, Section 2, that office shall be filled promptly by election. If the vacancy occurs fewer than ninety (90) days but more than twenty-four (24) days before a regularly scheduled election, then the office shall be filled at the regularly scheduled election; otherwise a special election shall be held to fill the office.

Section 14. A special election shall take place no later than later than forty-five (45) days after the office is vacated or new position become available, except that no special election shall be held during the months of June, July, August, or September. The same polices and procedures shall apply to special elections and regularly scheduled elections.

Section 15. Whenever there are unopposed candidates for Steward positions, such candidates shall be considered elected without the necessity of an election. Run-off elections shall be held if two (2) or more candidates for Steward receive the same number of votes.

Article 6, Amendments

Section 1. Members may move to amend the Campus Unit Bylaws at a Campus Unit membership meeting; the Campus Unit Bylaws Committee must review the motion, and make a recommendation at the next regular or special membership meeting. Notice for a membership meeting where a Campus Unit Bylaws Committee recommendation will be presented must include the specific language of the proposed bylaws amendment. Two- thirds (2/3) of those voting must vote to pass an amendment.

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San Diego Campus Bylaws

Article 1, Constitution, Local Bylaws, and Unit Bylaws

Section 1. These Unit Bylaws shall in all respects be covered and conform with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, and the Local Union #2865 Bylaws and relevant portions of the Constitution and Local Bylaws are incorporated herein.

Article 2, Campus Unit Membership Meetings

Section 1. Notice of the meeting time and location of monthly San Diego Campus Unit membership meetings shall be given to the membership by email and/or by posting on the Local Union website at least 7 days in advance for all meetings.

Section 2. Special membership meetings may be called by order of the Head Stewards, or upon written request from at least 20% of members from at least 10 different academic departments at the San Diego Campus Unit. The notice provisions of Section 1 of this Article shall apply.

Section 3. Minutes will be taken of all Campus Unit Membership Meetings by the Recording Secretary and shall be available to the membership upon request.

Article 3, Stewards

Section 1. It shall be the duty of each elected Steward to fulfill her/his various duties faithfully as provided in the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, Local Union Bylaws, and Campus Unit Bylaws, and in implementation of the Campus Unit and Local Union plans. These duties include, but are not limited to new member education and outreach, contract enforcement, and attendance at meetings.

Section 2. Specific assignments for Stewards shall be made by votes of the Stewards and Head Stewards. Such assignments need not match the district from which the steward is nominated but should be based on representational needs.

Article 4, Campus Unit Bylaws Committee

Section 1. The Campus Unit Bylaws Committee shall consist of the Head Stewards.

Article 5, Campus Unit Elections

Section 1. Departments shall be assigned to districts as follows:

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The allocation of steward positions to be nominated from a district, based on representational needs at the time of the steward apportionment, will be established prior to the nomination notice for Steward elections by the Head Stewards.

Section 2. In the event that the computation of the membership for the reapportionment of Stewards would reduce the number of Stewards in a District, that reduction shall not take place until there is a Steward vacancy from the district or the next recomputation, whichever is first.

Section 3. Elections for San Diego Campus Unit Stewards shall take place in March 2001 and shall thereafter coincide with the elections for Local Union officers, the next of which will be held in May 2002. Installation shall take place at the next Campus Unit Membership meeting following the election, except as otherwise authorized by the UAW International Executive Board.

Section 4. The members of the Campus Unit shall be notified promptly for nomination and election of Campus Unit officers. The notice shall be distributed by e-mail, and by posting on the Local Union website, and on selected bulletin boards at the Campus Unit. The notice shall include dates, times, and places of the election and possible run-off elections, the date and time of the close of the nomination period, and instructions for accepting nomination as described in this Article.

Section 5. All members shall be nominated automatically for all applicable Steward positions. Any member may accept nomination for an open position(s) in her/his district by submitting in writing a statement of acceptance to the Campus Unit Recording Secretary. The statement of acceptance shall state how her/his name should appear on the ballot. Each member accepting nomination may also submit a candidate statement of up to five hundred (500) words to the Recording Secretary. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements may be submitted in person, or by mail, email, or fax. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements must be received by the Recording Secretary no
later than ten (10) days after the notice for nomination. After the deadline on accepting nominations has expired, no election of write-in candidates shall be accepted.

Section 6. Candidate statements and sample ballots of eligible candidates shall be distributed no later than seven (7) days before the election by posting on the Local Union website. Candidate statements shall be made available during the election at each polling place.

Section 7. Apart from the resources described in this article that are to be provided equally to all candidates, no other Campus Unit resources may be used by any candidates to campaign for Campus Unit office.

Section 8. The election shall be held no sooner than fourteen (14) days after the close of nominations. Stewards shall be elected at large by the Campus Unit membership. Members may vote for as many Stewards as open positions. Every member must personally cast her/his vote.

Section 9. Upon the close of the polls, the election committee shall count the votes. The candidate(s) with the most votes shall be the Stewards-Elect.

Section 10. Each candidate may designate one (1) member of the Campus Unit to be present at the ballot count as a challenger.

Section 11. Following each election, the election committee shall report in writing a canvas of the results to the Head Stewards and at the next Campus Unit membership meeting. No protests to election shall be considered unless raised within seven (7) days of the closing of the polls or at the next Campus Unit membership meeting, whichever is later. A protest must either be in writing, or made at the Campus Unit membership meeting. If written, the protest must be actually received by the Campus Unit Recording Secretary before the deadline.

Section 12. The membership may order a new election, either in acting upon a protest or in ratification of a recommendation of the election committee. In the event the membership should order a new election, the matter shall be submitted to the President of the International Union, UAW, in accord with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW.

Section 13. If any steward office shall become vacant, or a new steward position shall become available through the semiannual apportionment process found in the Local Union Bylaws, Article 10, Section 2, that office shall be filled promptly by election. If the vacancy occurs fewer than ninety (90) days but more than twenty-four (24) days before a regularly scheduled election, then the office shall be filled at the regularly scheduled election; otherwise a special election shall be held to fill the office.

Section 14. A special election shall take place no later than later than forty-five (45) days after the office is vacated or new position become available, except that no special election shall be held during the months of June, July, August or September. The same polices and procedures shall apply to special elections and regularly scheduled elections.

Section 15. Whenever there are unopposed candidates for Steward positions, such candidates shall be considered elected without the necessity of an election. Run-off elections shall be held if two (2) or more candidates for Steward receive the same number of votes.

Article 6, Amendments

Section 1. Members may move to amend the Campus Unit Bylaws in a Campus Unit membership meeting; the Campus Unit Bylaws Committee must review the motion, and make a recommendation at the next regular or special membership meeting. Notice for a membership meeting where a Campus Unit Bylaws Committee recommendation will be presented must include the specific language of the proposed bylaws amendment. Two- thirds (2/3) of those voting must vote to pass an amendment.

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Santa Barbara Campus Bylaws

Article 1, Constitution, Local Bylaws, and Unit Bylaws

Section 1. These Unit Bylaws shall in all respects be covered and conform with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, and the Local Union #2865 Bylaws; relevant portions of the Constitution and Local Bylaws are incorporated herein.

Article 2, Campus Unit Membership Meetings

Section 1. Notice of the meeting time and location of monthly Santa Barbara Campus Unit membership meetings shall be given to the membership by email and/or by posting on the Local Union website at least 7 days in advance for all meetings.

Section 2. Special membership meetings may be called by order of the Head Stewards, or upon written request from at least 15% of members from at least 6 different academic departments at the Santa Barbara Campus Unit. The notice provisions of Section 1 of this Article shall apply.

Section 3. Minutes will be taken of all Campus Unit Membership Meetings by the Recording Secretary and shall be available to the membership upon request.

Article 3, Stewards

Section 1. It shall be the duty of each elected Steward to fulfill her/his various duties faithfully as provided in the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, Local Union Bylaws, and Campus Unit Bylaws, and in implementation of the Campus Unit and Local Union plans. These duties include, but are not limited to new member education and outreach, contract enforcement, and attendance at meetings.

Section 2. Specific assignments for Stewards shall be made by votes of the Stewards and Head Stewards. Such assignments need not match the district from which the steward is nominated but should be based on representational needs.

Section 3. Should both the Campus Unit Chair and the Recording Secretary positions become vacant, the Steward who has received the most votes in the previous election shall be authorized to assume essential administrative duties, such as scheduling membership meetings, which would otherwise be performed by the Campus Unit Chair and which the Local’s Bylaws do not specifically set aside only for the Campus Unit Chair. The authority that this section confers expires with the next special election that shall be held pursuant to Article 5 of these Bylaws.

Article 4, Campus Unit Bylaws Committee

Section 1. The Campus Unit Bylaws Committee shall consist of the Head Stewards.

Article 5, Campus Unit Elections

Section 1.

Sub-Section a. Districts and the allocation of steward positions to be nominated from a district, based on representational needs at the time of steward appointment, will be as follows. This sub-section establishes the following two districts. The line that demarcates the two districts shall be the sidewalk that originates between Campbell Hall and Cheadle Hall and continues between Girvetz Hall and Davidson Library, the Music Building and Lot 3, and the University Center and the College of Creative Studies. The buildings and departments that are on the West Gate side of the demarcating line shall be included in the West District. The buildings and departments that are on the East Gate side of the demarcating line shall be included in the East District . Only members who belong to a district may run for Steward positions in that district.

Sub-Section b. The District to which an individual belongs is determined by the location of the primary offices of that individual’s hiring unit, regardless of where his or her actual job duties are performed. If this standard is not applicable, the District to which an individual belongs is determined by the location of the primary offices of the department in which the individual is enrolled. In cases where this standard is not applicable, the Campus Unit Chair has discretion to determine the District to which an individual belongs.

Sub-Section c. The number of Stewards nominated and elected from each District shall be determined as follows:

1. Each District receives a number of points equal to the number of members in the District plus the number of employees (members and non-members) in the District.

2. All Stewards for the Santa Barbara Campus Unit shall be divided among Districts, with each District receiving a number of Stewards proportional to its number of points, rounded down.

3. If any Steward positions remain unallocated after step 2, compute the remainder of total number of Stewards for the Santa Barbara Campus Unit, times number of points for each District, divided by number of points allocated to all Districts. The first remaining Steward position goes to the District with the highest remainder, the second to the District with the second highest remainder, and so forth.

Section 2. In the event that the computation of the membership for the reapportionment of Stewards would reduce the number of Stewards in a District, that reduction shall not take place until there is a Steward vacancy from the district or the next re-computation, whichever is first.

Section 3. Elections for Santa Barbara Campus Unit Stewards shall take place in May or early June 2001 and shall thereafter coincide with the elections for Local Union officers, the next of which will be held in May 2002. Installation shall take place at the next Campus Unit Membership meeting following the election, except as otherwise authorized by the UAW International Executive Board.

Section 4. The members of the Campus Unit shall be notified promptly for nomination and election of Campus Unit officers. The notice shall be distributed by e-mail, and by posting on the Local Union website, and on selected bulletin boards at the Campus Unit. The notice shall include dates, times, and places of the election and possible run-off elections, the date and time of the close of the nomination period, and instructions for accepting nomination as described in this Article.

Section 5. All members shall be nominated automatically for all applicable Steward positions. Any member may accept nomination for an open position(s) in her/his district by submitting in writing a statement of acceptance to the Campus Unit Recording Secretary. The statement of acceptance shall state how her/his name should appear on the ballot. Each member accepting nomination may also submit a candidate statement of up to five hundred (500) words to the Recording Secretary. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements may be submitted in person, or by mail, email, or fax. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements must be received by the Recording Secretary no later than ten (10) days after the notice for nomination. After the deadline on accepting nominations has expired, no election of write-in candidates shall be accepted.

Section 6. Candidate statements and sample ballots of eligible candidates shall be distributed no later than seven (7) days before the election by posting on the Local Union website. Candidate statements shall be made available during the election at each polling place.

Section 7. Apart from the resources described in this article that are to be provided equally to all candidates, no other Campus Unit resources may be used by any candidates to campaign for Campus Unit office.

Section 8. The election shall be held no sooner than fourteen (14) days after the close of nominations. Stewards shall be elected at large by the Campus Unit membership. Members may vote for as many Stewards as open positions. Every member must personally cast her/his vote.

Section 9. Upon the close of the polls, the election committee shall count the votes. The candidate(s) with the most votes shall be the Stewards-Elect.

Section 10. Each candidate may designate one (1) member of the Campus Unit to be present at the ballot count as a challenger.

Section 11. Following each election, the election committee shall report in writing a canvass of the results to the Head Stewards and at the next Campus Unit membership meeting. No protests to election shall be considered unless raised within seven (7) days of the closing of the polls or at the next Campus Unit membership meeting, whichever is later. A protest must either be in writing, or made at the Campus Unit membership meeting. If written, the protest must be actually received by the Campus Unit Recording Secretary before the deadline.

Section 12. The membership may order a new election, either in acting upon a protest or in ratification of a recommendation of the election committee. In the event the membership should order a new election, the matter shall be submitted to the President of the International Union, UAW, in accord with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW.

Section 13. If any steward office shall become vacant, or a new steward position shall become available through the semiannual apportionment process found in the Local
Union Bylaws, Article 10, Section 2, that office shall be filled promptly by election. If the
vacancy occurs fewer than ninety (90) days but more than twenty-four (24) days before a regularly scheduled election, then the office shall be filled at the regularly scheduled election; otherwise a special election shall be held to fill the office.

Section 14. A special election shall take place no later than later than forty-five (45) days after the office is vacated or new position become available, except that no special election shall be held during the months of July, August, or September. If a position is vacated after June 1st but before September 20th, then the special election shall be scheduled for the month of November. The same polices and procedures shall apply to special elections and regularly scheduled elections.

Section 15. Whenever there are unopposed candidates for Steward positions, such candidates shall be considered elected without the necessity of an election. Run-off elections shall be held if two (2) or more candidates for Steward receive the same number of votes.

Article 6, Amendments

Section 1. Members may move to amend the Campus Unit Bylaws at a Campus Unit membership meeting; the Campus Unit Bylaws Committee must review the motion, and make a recommendation at the next regular or special membership meeting. Notice for a membership meeting where a Campus Unit Bylaws Committee recommendation will be presented must include the specific language of the proposed bylaws amendment. Two- thirds (2/3) of those voting must vote to pass an amendment.

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Santa Cruz Campus Bylaws

Article 1, Constitution, Local Bylaws, and Unit Bylaws

Section 1. These Unit Bylaws shall in all respects be covered and conform with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, and the Local Union #2865 Bylaws; relevant portions of the Constitution and Local Bylaws are incorporated herein.

Article 2, Campus Unit Membership Meetings

Section 1. Notice of the meeting time and location of monthly Santa Cruz Campus Unit membership meetings shall be given to the membership by email and/or by posting on the Local Union website at least 7 days in advance for all meetings.

Section 2. Special membership meetings may be called by order of the Head Stewards, or upon written request from at least 20% of members from at least 5 different academic departments at the Santa Cruz Campus Unit. The notice provisions of Section 1 of this Article shall apply.

Section 3. Minutes will be taken of all Campus Unit Membership Meetings by the Recording Secretary and shall be available to the membership upon request.

Article 3, Stewards

Section 1. It shall be the duty of each elected Steward to fulfill her/his various duties faithfully as provided in the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, Local Union Bylaws, and Campus Unit Bylaws, and in implementation of the Campus Unit and Local Union plans. These duties include, but are not limited to new member education and outreach, contract enforcement, and attendance at meetings.

Section 2. Specific assignments for Stewards shall be made by votes of the Stewards and Head Stewards. Such assignments need not match the district from which the steward is nominated but should be based on representational needs.

Article 4, Campus Unit Bylaws Committee

Section 1. The Campus Unit Bylaws Committee shall consist of the Head Stewards.

Article 5, Campus Unit Elections

Section 1. Departments are assigned to districts as follows:

District 1: All departments located in Social Sciences I, Social Sciences II, Crown College, Merrill College, Stevenson College, Cowell College, and Classroom Unit.

District 2: All departments located in Communications, Baskin Engineering, Sinsheimer, Thimann, Kerr Hall, Earth & Marine Sciences, and Natural Sciences 2.

District 3: All departments located in Kresge College, Porter College, College Eight, Oakes College, Music Center, Baskin Visual Arts, and Performing Arts.

The allocation of steward positions to be nominated from a district, based on representational needs at the time of the steward apportionment, will be established prior to the nomination notice for Steward elections by the Head Stewards.

Section 2. In the event that the computation of the membership for the reapportionment of Stewards would reduce the number of Stewards in a District, that reduction shall not take place until there is a Steward vacancy from the district or the next recomputation, whichever is first.

Section 3. Elections for Santa Cruz Campus Unit Stewards shall take place in March 2001 and shall thereafter coincide with the elections for Local Union officers, the next of which will be held in May 2002. Installation shall take place at the next Campus Unit Membership meeting following the election, except as otherwise authorized by the UAW International Executive Board.

Section 4. The members of the Campus Unit shall be notified promptly for nomination and election of Campus Unit officers. The notice shall be distributed by e-mail, and by posting on the Local Union website, and on selected bulletin boards at the Campus Unit. The notice shall include dates, times, and places of the election and possible run-off elections, the date and time of the close of the nomination period, and instructions for accepting nomination as described in this Article.

Section 5. All members shall be nominated automatically for all applicable Steward positions. Any member may accept nomination for an open position(s) in her/his district by submitting in writing a statement of acceptance to the Campus Unit Recording Secretary. The statement of acceptance shall state how her/his name should appear on the ballot. Each member accepting nomination may also submit a candidate statement of up to five hundred (500) words to the Recording Secretary. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements may be submitted in person, or by mail, email, or fax. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements must be received by the Recording Secretary no
later than ten (10) days after the notice for nomination. After the deadline on accepting nominations has expired, no election of write-in candidates shall be accepted.

Section 6. Candidate statements and sample ballots of eligible candidates shall be distributed no later than seven (7) days before the election by posting on the Local Union website. Candidate statements shall be made available during the election at each polling place.

Section 7. Apart from the resources described in this article that are to be provided equally to all candidates, no other Campus Unit resources may be used by any candidates to campaign for Campus Unit office.

Section 8. The election shall be held no sooner than fourteen (14) days after the close of nominations. Stewards shall be elected at large by the Campus Unit membership. Members may vote for as many Stewards as open positions. Every member must personally cast her/his vote.

Section 9. Upon the close of the polls, the election committee shall count the votes. The candidate(s) with the most votes shall be the Stewards-Elect.

Section 10. Each candidate may designate one (1) member of the Campus Unit to be present at the ballot count as a challenger.

Section 11. Following each election, the election committee shall report in writing a canvas of the results to the Head Stewards and at the next Campus Unit membership meeting. No protests to election shall be considered unless raised within seven (7) days of the closing of the polls or at the next Campus Unit membership meeting, whichever is later. A protest must either be in writing, or made at the Campus Unit membership meeting. If written, the protest must be actually received by the Campus Unit Recording Secretary before the deadline.

Section 12. The membership may order a new election, either in acting upon a protest or in ratification of a recommendation of the election committee. In the event the membership should order a new election, the matter shall be submitted to the President of the International Union, UAW, in accord with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW.

Section 13. If any steward office shall become vacant, or a new steward position shall become available through the semiannual apportionment process found in the Local Union Bylaws, Article 10, Section 2, that office shall be filled promptly by election. If the vacancy occurs fewer than ninety (90) days but more than twenty-four (24) days before a regularly scheduled election, then the office shall be filled at the regularly scheduled election; otherwise a special election shall be held to fill the office.

Section 14. A special election shall take place no later than later than forty-five (45) days after the office is vacated or new position become available, except that no special election shall be held during the months of June, July, August or September. The same polices and procedures shall apply to special elections and regularly scheduled elections.

Section 15. Whenever there are unopposed candidates for Steward positions, such candidates shall be considered elected without the necessity of an election. Run-off elections shall be held if two (2) or more candidates for Steward receive the same number of votes.

Article 6, Amendments

Section 1. Members may move to amend the Campus Unit Bylaws at a Campus Unit membership meeting; the Campus Unit Bylaws Committee must review the motion, and make a recommendation at the next regular or special membership meeting. Notice for a membership meeting where a Campus Unit Bylaws Committee recommendation will be presented must include the specific language of the proposed bylaws amendment. Two-thirds (2/3) of those voting must vote to pass an amendment.

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