Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New GC Delegate Nomination Deadline Is March 9

At yesterday's CSUEU Board of Directors noon conference call, the Board voted to extend the deadline for submitting General Council (GC) delegate nomination forms to March 9, 2009.

CSEA General Council meets September 3-7, 2009, in Los Angeles. From the CSUEU election notice for GC delegates:

…Delegates will participate in the governance of CSUEU and CSEA, which will include debating and voting on resolutions affecting how CSEA and CSUEU operate, and adopting budgets for both organizations. The duties of GC Delegates include attending the General Council convention in September and acting as a liaison between your Chapter and the General Council.

GC delegate nomination forms may be faxed or mailed to CSUEU headquarters. This election process is separate from your chapter officer elections. You must fill out the GC delegate nomination form, and fax or mail it to headquarters – it does not get turned in your chapter. You do not need to be a chapter officer or steward to be a GC delegate. You only have to be a member in good standing, and willing to serve.


Friday, February 6, 2009

FAX Your GC Delegate Form

You can fax your General Council (GC) nomination forms to headquarters, instead of mailing. The toll-free FAX number for headquarters is (866) 977-7838.

CSUEU Vice President for Organizing Ronnie Grant sent this out yesterday evening:

The CSUEU Executive Officer Committee has consulted with CSUEU Attorney Nancy Yamada, and we have agreed that there is nothing in CSEA or CSUEU Bylaws or Policy that requires an original signed nomination form be mailed to HQ. Bylaws and Policy only require a written nomination, which must be signed.

Therefore, effective immediately:

  • CSUEU will accept a signed GC nomination form by FAX.
  • If you FAX the form, you do not need to mail it. CSUEU will retain the signed FAX as the written nomination.

We now have a toll-free FAX number: 1-866-977-7838.

You can also fax to the toll number, 916-319-4808.

If you have any GC nominations forms laying around, please FAX them today. If you have already FAXed your form, we will not need to mail the original, although I recommend you retain the original for your own records. When sending a FAX, I recommend you print a send confirmation from your FAX machine.

Your FAX must be received by 5 p.m. on the deadline date. The deadline date is currently Monday 2/9. There is a special CSUEU Board meeting on Monday 2/9 to consider extending the date to 3/9.



Monday, February 2, 2009

GC Delegate Forms Due at Headquarters February 9

Reminder: Your nomination form for General Council (GC) delegate must be received by headquarters by February 9, 2009. Mail it today to make sure it gets there in time.

Please note that February 9 is the date your nomination form must be received by headquarters; a postmark is irrelevant.

This election process is separate from your regular chapter officer elections. Your chapter nomination meeting has nothing to do with the GC delegate elections, and showing up at that meeting will not get you on the GC delegate ballot for your chapter.

Your chapter LRR can look up which nomination forms have been received and entered into the database at headquarters.