2017 SEIU-UHW Leadership General Election

Responsibility…Leadership…Accountability…Teamwork

Leadership Matters:  The primary role of our executive board is inspiring and motivating members into action–leaders who are passionate about devoting time and talent to building a leadership team within their facility 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’s up to us to nominate and elect those candidates whom we believe can best lead our union to achieve healthcare justice — better jobs and better health for our community. 

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.

February 22, 2017

Meet the Candidates – Voter’s Guide

Meet the candidates for the 2017 SEIU-UHW Leadership General Election. You can find candidate statements and photos from those candidates who submitted them by clicking on “Union-Wide” and then clicking on your division below:  Hospital Division or  Kaiser Division

Our election guidelines allow for candidates to run as a “slate.”  This means that the members of a “slate” share the same vision or “platform” for leading the union. With a large executive board such as ours, where it is impossible to know every member running, it provides voters with a piece of voter education—knowing what candidates stand for, even if a voter does not personally know all of them.

Members may also run as individual candidates and all candidates can share their vision and platform for the union by submitting a statement for the voter guide—another important piece of voter education.

Voters can vote for individual candidates, all members on a slate, or some members of a slate—whomever they believe will best lead the union provided that the voter carefully follows the ballot instructions and the total number of votes does not exceed the total to be elected to that position.

The far left hand column on the ballot tells you the total number of positions open for each office, for example: Vote for ONE (1) only;  or Vote for no more than THREE (3).

The candidate who receives the MOST votes for his/her position wins.  In constituencies with multiple seats, for example, three (3), the three candidates with the most votes win the positions.

 

February 17, 2017
Sample Ballots and Instructions

Voting Instructions: English
Voting Instructions: Spanish
Kaiser Ballots
Kaiser Ballot -38: Kaiser East Bay: MSWs
Hospital Ballots
Staff, Kaiser Retirees, Hospital Retirees Ballots

 

Feb. 15, 2017

Candidates have been verified!!!

  • Verification is complete!  Here is a listing of all verified candidates: Unionwide, Hospitals,  Kaiser
  • And again, here are the constituencies.
  • Sample ballots and voting instructions will be posted to this website on Friday, Feb.  17
  • “Voter’s Guide”—statements submitted by verified candidates.
  • Mail ballots go out Feb. 27 to members whose dues are current. Are your dues up to date? Your dues must be current in order to vote—call the Membership Department at 510-251-1250 to check or get up to date.

Feb. 7, 2017

Nominations are closed. What’s next?

  • Candidate Verification: The election committee will be reviewing and verifying each candidate who submitted a petition.
  • Once verified, the final candidate list will be posted on this website.
  • Sample ballots and voting instructions will be posted to this website – keep checking, date to be posted soon.
  • “Voter’s Guide”—statements submitted by verified candidates—will be posted to this website as soon as they can be verified and posted.
  • Mail ballots go out Feb. 27 to members whose dues are current. Are your dues up to date? Your dues must be current in order to vote—call the Membership Department at 510-251-1250 to check or get up to date.

Jan. 6, 2017

Nominations are Open for Our Leadership Elections

Nominations for the 2017 SEIU-UHW Executive Board elections officially open Jan. 6, 2017. Get the info you need on nominations here:

Nominations close on Feb. 6, 2017, so get yours in early.

Dec. 1, 2016

Make Sure Your Vote Will Count! Take a look at our leadership election timeline, and find out how to make sure your vote will count, here. 

Meet our Elections Committee — and get the info to contact us, here.

What’s Happening, When. A guide to key dates for our election, here.

SEIU-UHW Leadership Structure. Wondering what the the SEIU-UHW leadership structure is? See it visually and learn more about how it all works, here

Voting Constituencies and Election Guidelines. Take a look at our voting constituencies for executive board and executive committee positions, here