SEIU-UHW Executive Board Vacancy Election

May 12, 2017
Nominations for our 2017-1 SEIU-UHW Vacancy Election are now open

Our SEIU-UHW bylaws set out an election process to fill vacant Executive Board seats on a quarterly basis so that our union can maintain a full leadership body.

Leadership Matters:  The primary role of our Executive Board is to inspire and motivate members into action-leaders who are passionate about devoting time and talent to building a leadership team within their facility or county.  By communicating and challenging us, our Executive Board sets out the vision and program of our union and encourages us to exercise our leadership potential.  It is up to us to nominate and elect those candidates whom we believe can best lead our union to achieve better jobs and better health for our community.

All nomination and election information is posted on this website, available at all SEIU-UHW offices, available from SEIU-UHW representatives and posted at facility and area locations.

Executive Board Vacancy Seats:  Check here to see if there is a vacancy in your facility or county:
Unionwide |  Hospital  |  Kaiser

We, your Election Committee of SEIU-UHW members have set the following vacancy election timeline:

Nominations Open: May 12, 2017

Nominations Close:  June 12, 2017

Nomination Forms and Petitions are available on this webpage and will be available at any SEIU-UHW office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  To request a copy, call 510-587-4505, email or contact your SEIU-UHW Field Representative.

Candidate Checklist

Kaiser: Nominations Notice   |   Nomination Form   |   Nomination Petition

Hospital:  Nominations Notice   |   Nomination Form   |   Nomination Petition

Election Dates (If Needed):
Election Notice Mail-out: June 26, 2017
Onsite Election: Week of July 18-22, 2017

Installation of Newly Elected Executive Board:
August 3-5, 2017 Executive Board Meeting – Oakland

Executive Board Constituencies: 
Hospital  |  Kaiser

Candidates should review the Voting Constituencies (above) and the Nomination and Election Guidelines (below) and follow the requirements carefully to ensure the validity of your nomination.

Nomination & Election Guidelines

SEIU-UHW Leadership Structure

Officers:  President and Vice-President.  The officers are elected Union-wide.

Executive Committee:  There are eight (8) seats on the executive committee (rank and file member and staff UHW member-eligible) which are elected Union-wide.  Additional seats on the Executive Committee are based on a ratio of 1 seat for every 5,000 members by division and geography, and only rank-and-file members are eligible.  Members from each division elect members to these seats.

Executive Board:  These seats are based on a ratio of one (1) seat for every five hundred (500) members – by division and by geography-only rank-and file members are eligible.  Members elect members from their constituency.

Advisors to the Executive Board:  Two (2) financial officers and two (2) ethics officers are elected by each division. Only rank-and-file members are eligible.

SEIU-UHW Elections Committee:

Co-Chairs/Ethics Officers: 

Dory Machica (Kaiser Division); Martha Alvarez (Hospital Division)


Abisola Oshodi Adebowale (Hospital Division); Gigi Toledo (Kaiser Division);

Sonya Allen-Smith (Kaiser Division); Toni Burns (Hospital Division)


Phone:  510-587-4505