Fall 2022 Coordinating Committee Elections will take place Oct. 3-6th 2022 ! Self- nominations are now open for all positions!
As described in the our interim constitution and bylaws, the main leadership body of UGW-UE Local 1466 is the Coordinating Committee which consists of 12 Bargaining Committee members and 12 Chief Stewards distributed across all schools and departments. There is roughly 1 seat on the Bargaining Committee and 1 Chief Steward for every 120 workers. All seats on the Coordinating Committee are elected by the membership of the College, School, Department, or group of Colleges, Schools, and Department(s) represented by that seat.
College of Arts and Sciences: 6 Bargaining Committee Representatives and 6 Chief Stewards
Health Sciences/Anderson: 1 Bargaining Comittee Representatives and 1 Chief Steward College of Education/School of Architecture and Planning: 1 Bargaining Committee Representative and 1 Chief Steward
College of Fine Arts/School of Public Admin: 1 Bargaining Committee Representative and 1 Chief Steward
College of Engineering/Department of Physics and Astronomy: 3 Bargaining Committee Representatives and 3 Chief Steward
What is the Bargaining Committee?
The Bargaining Committee works with membership to prepare contract proposals and participates in negotiations with UNM’s bargaining team. Negotiations are happening in person and the following dates are currently scheduled for October and November. October 11, 12, and 13. November 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16.
What is a Chief Steward?
As a Chief Steward you will be responsible for leading all stewards in your turf in organizing and mobilizing the members in their department to win a strong contract and enforce their rights at work. Chief stewards support stewards in addressing workplace issues in their turf and keeping track of grievance fights. You will also be trained in bargaining and serve as an alternate. Every session of negotiations thus far has included at least one Chief steward serving as an alternate.
Who is eligibile to run for election and vote in the election? Anyone who has signed a card to join as a union member and is working as a graduate assistant currently (Fall 2022) and/or has held an asssistantship within the last year ( Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022). If you are a currently employed graduate worker, or have held an assistantship within the last year, and havent signed a union card yet you can do so here.
How will elections be conducted? Elections will be conducted via secret ballot in your email. You will recieve a ballot by email.
Who are we voting for? You will be voting for candidates to fill Chief Steward and/or Bargaining Committee seats representing your department.
Thank you to everyone who voted in our 2021 Coordinating Committee Election and Spring 2022 Special Election. Results for all seats with at least 1 candidate can be viewed here.