CPW-UAW Notice of Nomination

NOTICE OF NOMINATION AND ELECTION FOR THE UNION BARGAINING COMMITTEE (two [2] positions)

October 2, 2019

Nominations are hereby declared open for the Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW (CPW-UAW) Bargaining Committee (two [2] positions): All eligible Union supporters [any Columbia Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Associate Research Scientist, or Associate Research Scholar who is currently employed by the university] who have filled out a CPW-UAW authorization card or a bargaining survey are automatically nominated for the CPW-UAW Bargaining Committee.

There are two [2] positions open on the bargaining committee.

Any eligible Union supporter who wishes to accept the nomination for one of the two (2) Bargaining Committee positions listed above must indicate their intention in writing, by electronic scan (pdf), photograph attachment, or by hand delivery of a signed acceptance of nomination for the specified position above no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019: CPW-UAW Elections, 256 W 38th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10018 or by e-mail to [email protected].

Click here to learn more about the responsibilities of bargaining committee members.

Candidate statements:

Each candidate may write and submit a candidate statement of no more than 250 words. These statements will be posted on the CPW-UAW website if there are contested elections. Address, phone number and email address must be included, but will not be counted toward the 250 words.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to submit the candidate statement. All candidate statements must be received by the time nominations close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019.

Election Dates, Times and Locations:

In the event that the number of eligible candidates who accept nomination does not exceed two (2), such candidate(s) will be deemed elected by acclamation and no election will be held.

If more than two (2) eligible candidates accept nomination, an election will be conducted with the two (2) candidates who receive the highest number of votes being elected. All eligible Union supporters [any Columbia Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Associate Research Scientist, or Associate Research Scholar who is currently employed by the university] who have filled out a CPW-UAW authorization card or a bargaining survey are eligible to vote. Members of the bargaining unit who have not done so may fill out an authorization card at the polls prior to voting.

Elections will take place on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at the following times and locations.

Morningside: 10am-12pm, 1pm-6pm, in Joe’s Cafe in the Northwest Corner Building

CUMC: 10am-12pm, 1pm-6pm, in Hammer Health Sciences Building, Room LL1-104

Lamont: 10am-2pm, in the Cafeteria

Manhattanville: 10am-12pm, 1pm-4pm, Forum cafe (The Forum)

A run-off election, if necessary, will be held on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 from 10am to 6pm. The locations will be announced if necessary.

Voters shall be entitled to vote for a total of two (2) candidates.