Elections

Spring 2022 Special Elections: We currently have 5 open Chief Steward positions. 3 in the School of Engineering/Department of Physics, 1 in HSC/Anderson, and 1 in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Please fill out this self-nomination form by February 25th, 2022 to run for an open chief steward position.

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. 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 Bargaining Committee member should a member of the Bargaining Committee need to step back from negotiations for a period of time. 

Chief Stewards also represent their assigned departments on the local Coordinating Committee. Your duties as a member of the local Coordinating Committee are spelled out in section 26 of the bylaws and include attending regular meetings (at least one meeting per month as per the bylaws).

Who is eligibile to run for election and vote in the special election? Anyone who has signed a card to join as a member, is a currently enrolled graduate student within a department represented by an open seat, and is working as a graduate assistant currently (Spring 2022) and/or has held an asssistantship within the last year (Spring 2021, Summer 2021, or Fall 2021). 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 from Election Runner.

Who are we voting for? You will be voting for candidates to fill open Chief Steward positions in either the School of Engineering/Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, or HSC/Anderson.

3 Chief Stewards representing the School of Engineering and Department of Physics and Astronomy

1 Chief Steward representing the Health Sciences Center and Anderson School of Management.

1 Chief Steward in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Thank you to everyone who voted in our 2021 Coordinating Committee Election. Results for all seats with at least 1 candidate can be viewed here.