NOTICE OF NOMINATION AND ELECTION FOR THE UNION BARGAINING COMMITTEE (seven  positions)
October 26, 2018
Nominations are hereby declared open for the Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW (CPW-UAW) Bargaining Committee (seven  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.
The bargaining committee will be composed of seven (7) positions.
Any eligible Union supporter who wishes to accept the nomination for one of the seven (7) 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 5pm on Thursday, November 8th, 2018: CPW-UAW Elections, 256 W 38th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10018 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 5pm on Thursday, November 8th, 2018.
Election Dates, Times and Locations:
In the event that the number of eligible candidates who accept nomination does not exceed seven (7), such candidate(s) will be deemed elected by acclamation and no election will be held.
If more than seven (7) eligible candidates accept nomination, an election will be conducted with the seven (7) 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 a bargaining survey at the polls prior to voting.
Elections will take place on Thursday, November 15th, 2018, at the following times and locations.
Morningside: 10am-6pm, in Blue Java Cafe (Mudd Hall)
CUMC: 10am-6pm, in Hammer Health Sciences Building Room LL1-104
Lamont: 10am-2pm, in Geosciences entrance
Manhattanville:10am-4pm, Forum cafe, (The Forum)
A run-off election, if necessary, will be held on Wednesday, November 21st, from 10am to 6pm. The locations will be announced if necessary.
Voters shall be entitled to vote for a total of seven (7) candidates.