Take a moment to sign our new online CPW-UAW Local 4100 Membership Card.

Update on Compensation Increases

The University has informed us that increases to the new minimum compensation rates are being processed to appear on the August 31 payday (September 1 for Postdoctoral Research Fellows). This adjustment should also include amounts owed retroactive to July 1. If you do not receive the proper adjustment, please let us know immediately. We also continue to work with the University to compile the information required to process the lump sum payments outlined in the contract, which we expect to be processed in September.

Notice of Nominations and Election for CPW-UAW Local 4100 Elections Committee

Consistent with the UAW Constitution, our upcoming Local Union officer elections (such as Executive Board or Steward elections) must be administered by a democratically-elected elections committee.

NOMINATIONS: All CPW-UAW Local 4100 members have been nominated to serve on the CPW-UAW Local 4100 Elections Committee. The Elections Committee shall consist of five (5) members in good standing. The term of office for the Elections Committee shall be one (1) year.

To accept the nomination to serve on the Elections Committee, you must submit your acceptance in writing via email to columbiapostdocunion@gmail.com no later than 5pm on Friday, August 14, 2020. If you have not yet signed a membership card already, you may do so by signing an online membership card prior to accepting nomination.

Duties of elections committee members include drafting and sending out nominations and election notices, confirming eligibility of candidates, overseeing elections, counting ballots, and announcing results. Committee members should expect to administer several elections over the course of a 1 year term.

ELECTION: If the total number of eligible members accepting nomination exceeds five (5), an election will be held online on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, between 9am and 5pm. All members in good standing shall be eligible to vote.

Call for interest in participating in our Bylaws Committee

We will now draft our CPW 4100 Local Union bylaws. As a bargaining committee, we recommend a five (5) person bylaws committee. Click here if you would like to be part of our Bylaws Committee.

Being a member of the bylaws committee is a significant time commitment, probably taking place in August and early September. Committee members will draft the bylaws (for instance, by reading other Locals’ bylaws as examples and customizing them for our unit), present them to the membership, incorporate feedback, put them to a vote by the members, then submit the approved bylaws to the UAW.

Bylaws address things like the structure and frequency of membership meetings, the number of stewards, how officers and stewards are elected and can be recalled, how future bargaining committees are structured and elected, and how members can amend bylaws in the future. An example of bylaws from an academic UAW Local of similar size to ours can be found here. While there is no formal deadline to volunteer for the Bylaws Committee, we ask that interested volunteers respond by 5pm on Friday, August 14, 2020.

If you have further questions, please reach out by responding to this email.

In solidarity,

CPW-UAW Local 4100 Bargaining Committee