2019 Elections

UPDATE 1/18/16: The nomination process is now closed. To see the list of eligible nominees, click here.

This notice is to inform you that per the UDW Constitution, approved by home care provider delegates elected to the UDW Convention in June 2018, nominations for the following offices are now open.

UDW PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

VICE – PRESIDENT

SECRETARY – TREASURER

DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS

DISTRICT CHAIR PERSON

DISTRICT VICE – CHAIR PERSON

RECORDING SECRETARY

1 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE*

2 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES**

*Applies to Districts 4, 5, 6, 7

**Applies to Districts 1, 2, 3

 

The chairperson elected by each district shall serve as an UDW Executive Board member by virtue of their election to their district office.

ELIGIBILITY TO RUN FOR PRINCIPAL AND DISTRICT OFFICES:

  1. Principal Offices of President, Vice-President & Secretary-Treasurer:

UDW Constitution, Article XI, Section 4

To be eligible for UDW office, a member must be in good standing for Two (2) years immediately preceding the election and, if employed as a home care provider, must have worked at least 40 hours per month for the three (3) months preceding the election; provided, however, that no retired member shall be a candidate for office.

  • Paid dues monthly from December 1, 2016 – December 1, 2018.
  • worked at least 40 hours per month for the three (3) months preceding the election

(December 2018, January 2019, and February 2019).

  1. District officers

To be eligible for District office, a member must be a member in good-standing of UDW and the

district in which the member seeks office for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the

election. An eligible member shall be permitted to run for both a UDW and a district office

in the same election.

  • Paid dues monthly from December 1, 2017 – December 1, 2018
  • Eligible members are permitted to run for both Principal and District Officer

 

NOMINATION PROCESS:

  • To be eligible to nominate for any of the offices listed above, you must be a union member who signed a membership authorization card prior to November 30, 2018 and paid dues in the month of November 2018.
  • All Nominations shall be made in writing using ONLY the form attached to this notice.
  • Nominations must be emailed, mailed or faxed to:

Email: ElectionCommittee2019@udwa.org

Election Committee Chairperson

PO Box 15069 San Diego, CA 92175

Or faxed to 1-916-244-2688

No walk-in nominations will be accepted.

Nomination forms must be received by fax, email or mail no later than 9am Friday, January 8th, 2016.

All nominees will be notified in writing of their eligibility. All eligible nominees will be posted on the union’s website (www.udwa.org) on Friday January 18th, 2019.

The following will be the required information on the nomination form:

  • Name of Nominee and Nominator as it appears on their State of California payroll check
  • Bargaining Unit of the Nominee and Nominator
  • Position for which the member is being nominated
  • The name of the Nominee’s Slate (if applicable)
  • Provider ID #

 

  • Self-Nomination is permitted.
  • Any member may check his/her dues payment record. Dues inquiries must be in writing and mailed to the Election Committee C/O Clarissa Gonzalez at 4855 Seminole Ave, San Diego, CA 92115, faxed to 1-916-244-2688 or call 1-619-814-3352.
  • Walk-in nominations WILL NOT be accepted.
  • Members who have been nominated will be notified in writing of their eligibility to run for office. To the nominees, further instructions on elections will be included in a separate mailer.
  • If a member nominated for multiple offices fails to indicate which office he or she wishes to seek, the Election Committee will assume the member is running for the highest office for which the member was nominated. If there is only one nominee for an office, that unopposed candidate shall be declared elected.

 

CHALLENGES TO THE ELIGIBILITY OF NOMINEES

A list of candidates nominated will be posted on the union’s website (www.udwa.org) on Friday January 18th, 2019. Any member or nominee may challenge the eligibility of a nominee. Any challenges to the eligibility of a nominee should be submitted in writing to the Election Committee C/O Clarissa Gonzalez at 4855 Seminole Ave, San Diego, CA 92115, faxed to 1-916-244-2688 or emailed to ElectionCommittee2019@udwa.org. Eligibility challenges must be received by 4:30 pm on Monday January 28th, 2019. The decisions of the Election Committee concerning all eligibility challenges are final.

Nominees will be notified of any challenges as we receive them. Nominees may reply to any

protest by Monday February 4th, 2019 in writing to: Election Committee C/O Clarissa

Gonzalez at 4855 Seminole Ave, San Diego, CA 92115, faxed to 1-916-244-2688 or emailed to

ElectionCommittee2019@udwa.org.

 

TERM OF OFFICE/INSTALLATION

Candidates elected in the March 2019 officer election will be installed at the first Executive Board meeting held after the tally. The term of office for all positions will end upon the completion of the union’s next regularly scheduled officer meeting in May/June 2019.

 

ELECTION

Ballots will be mailed as early as Saturday February 16th, 2019 but no later than Friday, Thursday February 21st, 2019 to all eligible members in good-standing. All members who have signed a membership authorization card prior to Thursday January 31st, 2019 and paid dues in the month of January 2019 will be eligible to vote in this election. Ballots will be picked up from the post office located at 6401 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115 at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Friday March 22, 2019 and returned to 4855 Seminole Ave, San Diego, CA 92115 for the tally. Each candidate is entitled to name one Official Observer who may be present at both the post office location as well as the tally location. No candidates will be allowed at the count and no candidate may serve as an observer.

Election results will be posted on the union’s website (www.udwa.org) after the completion of the tally.

If you do not receive your ballot or are in need of a replacement ballot, please contact the Election Committee at 1-619-814-3352. The last day to receive such a request is at 6pm on Friday March 15th, 2019.

 

ELECTION PROTEST

Any member in good-standing may protest the conduct of the election for valid cause. All election protests should be filed with the Election Committee no later than, 4:30 pm on Tuesday April 2nd, 2019, in writing and mailed directly to: Election Committee C/O Clarissa Gonzalez at 4855 Seminole Ave, San Diego, CA 92115, faxed to 1-916-244-2688 or emailed to ElectionCommittee2019@udwa.org.

The decisions of the Election Committee concerning all eligibility challenges are final.

 

RUN-OFF ELECTION

If no candidate for these positions receives a majority, there will be a run-off election for that office. Ballots for the run-off will be mailed on Monday April 15th, 2019 and tallied on Sunday March 6th, 2019

Election information will be continuously posted on the union website at www.udwa.org.

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