Notice of Election for Stewards/Officers

Notice of Election for UCATS Executive Council
Term: May 1, 2021-April 30, 2023

Nominations Meeting
When: Thursday, March 8, 2021, 5-6 pm
Where: via Zoom; email to receive link

On April 30, 2021, the terms of all Shop Stewards and Officers of the UCATS Executive Council expire. Council elections ensure that your union is run democratically. Elections are required every 2 years by our constitution; this is your opportunity to choose your leadership team for the next two years and, if you wish, to become a part of the team. At the meeting UCATS members will nominate candidates for Shop Stewards and Officers.

Election Process
►March 8, 2021, 5-6 pm.  Nominations meeting via Zoom where members will nominate candidates for steward/officer positions; the meeting will be open for one hour but you do not have to enter promptly at 5 or stay for the full hour. To register and receive the Zoom link email; YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK FOR THE NOMINATIONS MEETING;
►Members can self-nominate at the meeting;
►If you wish to be nominated for Shop Steward but cannot attend the meeting, someone from your college/administrative unit can attend the meeting to nominate you;
►If you wish to be nominated for an Officer position but cannot attend the meeting, any UCATS member attending the meeting can nominate you;
►Nominations can only be made by UCATS members attending the March 8 meeting as per the bylaws of the UCATS constitution;
►March 9-15, an election committee, comprised of UCATS members not running for office, will contact each nominee to confirm the acceptance of their nomination. If there is any protest to someone’s nomination, the election committee will investigate the protest and make a final determination about their eligibility to run;
►March 22-April 19 – election period for steward/officer positions where more than one UCATS member has been nominated for the position. For contested positions only ballots will be mailed to members by March 22 and must be returned by April 19;
►April 20, 2019 – Ballots will be counted for any contested positions to determine the winner. For uncontested positions the current UCATS Secretary shall cast one vote for those nominees and they will be elected;
►If you have questions about joining the UCATS Executive Council or the election process, please call UCATS at 646-602-1485 or email