Bargaining Committee FAQ

Our contract expires in August 2020, and we expect negotiations with the university over our next contract to begin in early April! That means we need to elect a bargaining committee and begin final preparations for the negotiations. Nominations for the bargaining committee are now open, and will close on February 25. This is a brief guide to the upcoming bargaining committee elections.

Bargaining Committee Elections – Key Dates

February 18: Nominations open 

February 25: Nominations close

February 28: “Meet the Candidates” Event, 4:30pm – 6:30pm,  Kimmel 803

March 4: Elections (if more than 9 people accept nominations) 10am-6pm

  • Washington Square Voting Location: Silver Center Grad Lounge
  • Tandon Voting Location: 6 MetroTech, Jasper Kane Dining Hall 

What is the Bargaining Committee (The “BC”)?

The current contract between GSOC UAW 2110 and NYU will expire next August and must be renegotiated. The Bargaining Committee will be composed of nine GSOC members who will represent grad worker concerns and who will negotiate the new contract with NYU. 

What’s involved?

Starting in March, members of the Bargaining Committee will meet regularly with each other, with UAW Local 2110, and with administrative representatives from NYU throughout the spring, summer, and possibly fall… however long it takes until we reach a fairer, stronger contract!

Who is eligible? 

Anyone who is eligible for membership of GSOC UAW 2110 because they are currently working in a union position AND anyone who held such a position in Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2019.

What do I have to do to run for the Bargaining Committee?

All active members are automatically nominated. To accept your nomination, you must provide a hand-written confirmation and signed notice of your intent to accept this nomination to the Election Committee by Tuesday, February 25th at 5:00 PM.

  • In person: Local 2110 UAW, 256 W. 38th Street, Ste. 704
  • Scan/ Email:
  • Fax # 212.228.0198

When do I vote? 

Votes for this election are in-person.  On March 4th, you can vote from 10am to 6pm at the Silver Center Grad Lounge at (Washington Square) or the Lobby/ Dining Hall of 6 Metotech Center (Tandon.)

What happens if 9 eligible candidates or less accept nominations?  

In this case, candidates will be deemed elected by acclamation and no elections will be held.