On February 22nd, United Council of Academics at NJIT (UCAN) held an election to ratify a constitution, which included an affiliation and alliance with the Rutgers Council of AAUP Chapters, and to elect interim-Officers. This election represented a major step forward for UCAN in pursuit of building a strong labor organization for academic workers on campus. In accordance with the constitution, UCAN must hold another election for the coming year.
Important Voting Info:
General Membership Meeting and Election Nominations
When: Monday, April 10th
Where: Campus Center 240
General Election– April 26th and 27th
You must be a member of UCAN to participate and vote in the upcoming election.
We will be holding the first General Membership Meeting on April 10th where we will be accepting nominations for the following positions:
President– serves on the Executive Board and committees, represents UCAN in all official capacities, and is responsible for annual reports the membership.
Vice President– serves in the absence of the president, maintains official non-financial records of the organization, oversees the Elections Committee.
Secretary– Treasurer- oversee and maintain all financial and membership records.
Executive Board– Meet monthly to set policy for the organization. Open seats for:
One graduate employee or postdoctoral fellow
All information pertaining to the duties of the Executive Committee can be found in Article VI and V of the UCAN Constitution. To request a copy of the constitution, please respond to this email and a copy will be delivered to you.
UCAN Officers and Executive Committee members can be nominated:
From the Floor— Nominations may be made from the floor of the April 10th General Membership Meeting, with candidates approved by vote of the membership meeting.
By Petition–To be nominated a candidate must submit to the Elections Committee a petition containing the signatures of twenty (20) signed up union members. Petitions must be submitted by the April 10th General Membership Meeting.
Any signed-up union member is eligible to hold office. Members nominated to run for office must affirmatively accept their nomination, and the terms for all positions are 1 year.
Elections for UCAN officers will be held by secret ballot on April 26th and 27th. The majority of the ballots cast shall determine the outcome of the election. Results of the election will be published and notifications will be sent to members after fifteen (15) days of the election.
Only members of UCAN will be allowed to vote in the election. The mission of UCAN is to create an active membership that sets the priorities and activities of the union for continued organizing and advocacy. I have attached a membership form to this email. In order to vote you must fill out and return the membership form.