Notice of Nomination and Elections + BDS Referendum

2016 election season is upon us and not just the presidential primaries. We hope that you’ll be interested in helping us build and steer the union by running for the following positions:

Assembly of Stewards
(20 vacancies in total within specified districts)

Local 2110 Joint Council
(8 positions bargaining unit-wide).

A technical description of how to nominate yourself and others is available below. We’ve also written up brief descriptions of what it’s like being a steward and a joint council delegate in case you’re wondering what you’re getting into here. Feel free to reach out to current stewards as well if you have any questions/want to chat.


 

Nominations are hereby declared open to fill vacancies in the GSOC-UAW Local 2110 Assembly of Stewards as follows:

GSAS Humanities and Social Sciences District – 2 vacancies (out of 8 total positions)
GSAS Sciences, Technology, and Math District – 3 vacancies (out of 5 total positions)
Tandon School of Engineering District – 9 vacancies (out of 9 total positions)
Professional Schools District (including Steinhardt, Stern, Wagner, Social Work, Tisch) – 6 vacancies (out of 8 total positions)

All members eligible to work in the bargaining unit in the districts listed above who are not already stewards are automatically nominated to fill the position of steward in their district. Any member who wishes to accept the nomination for the position of steward must indicate their intention in writing by submitting a signed acceptance by hand delivery, fax, electronic scan or photo specifying which steward district above to: Election Committee, Local 2110 UAW, 256 W. 38th Street, Ste. 704, Fax #: 212.228.0198, Email: local2110@2110uaw.org TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 3 PM, APRIL 15, 2016. Only members in the specified district are eligible to accept nomination in that district.

A member from the specified district may nominate any other member or members from the district they desire. If a member chooses to nominate another member for the Assembly of Stewards, they must send a signed notification in writing by hand delivery, fax, electronic scan/photo to: Election Committee, Local 2110 UAW, 256 W. 38th Street, Ste. 704, Fax #: 212.228.0198, Email: local2110@2110uaw.org TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 3 PM, APRIL 15, 2016. The nominator is required to notify the member(s) they nominated so that the nominee(s) will be aware of the nomination and the option to accept such nomination as described above. If a member is nominated and the nominator fails to notify the nominee, such failure will not invalidate or excuse the member’s responsibility to accept such nomination within the established acceptance deadline outlined in the paragraph above.


 

Nominations are hereby declared open for eight (8) Joint Council Delegates:
All bargaining unit members in good standing are automatically nominated to fill the position of Local 2110 Joint Council Delegate. Any member who wishes to accept the nomination for Joint Council Delegate must indicate their intention in writing by submitting a signed acceptance by hand delivery, fax, electronic scan or photo above to: Election Committee, Local 2110 UAW, 256 W. 38th Street, Ste. 704, Fax # 212.228.0198, Email: local2110@2110uaw.org TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 3 PM, APRIL 15, 2016.

A bargaining unit member in good standing may nominate any other member(s) for the position of Joint Council Delegate. If a member chooses to nominate another member, they must send a signed notification in writing by hand delivery, fax, electronic scan/photo to: Election Committee, Local 2110 UAW, 256 W. 38th Street, Ste. 704, Fax #: 212.228.0198, Email: local2110@2110uaw.org TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 3 PM, APRIL 15, 2016. The nominator is required to notify the member(s) they nominated so that the nominee(s) will be aware of the nomination and the option to accept such nomination as described in the paragraph above. If a member is nominated and the nominator fails to notify the nominee, such failure will not invalidate or excuse the member’s responsibility to accept such nomination within the established acceptance deadline outlined in the paragraph above.

Eligible Members may be candidates for both a steward position within their District and a Joint Council Delegate position within the bargaining unit.

Candidates may submit a candidate statement of no more 150 words which will be posted to the GSOC website after the close of nominations. Statements must be submitted by no later than 3 pm, APRIL 15, 2016. Phone number and email address may be included with the statement and shall not count toward the 150 word limit.


 

ELECTION DATES: Monday, April 18 to Thursday, April 21
VOTING TIMES: 12–4pm
VOTING LOCATIONS: NYU Washington Square Campus, Silver Center, 31 Washington Pl, Rm 120 AND Tandon Engineering School Campus, Rogers Hall, Cafeteria, 6 MetroTech Center

In the event of a run-off election, date/time/location will be announced to take place before the end of the semester.


This vote will also coincide with a referendum authored by the GSOC for BDS caucus. We are working on opening that particular vote to members who cannot be physically present to vote. Details will be announced as soon as they are available.

The text of the ballot is below.

http://makingabetternyu.org/wp-content/uploads/Ballot-GSOC-for-BDS-.pdf