OFFICER ELECTIONS are HERE!

2018 SEIU Local 2007 Officer Elections Announcement

OFFICAL NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS

Pursuant to Article 11 of the Constitution and By-Laws of SEIU Local 2007 (Nomination Election, and Installation of Officers) The General Election for all Officers and Chapter Delegates of the Executive Board shall take place on February 1st, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY FOR NOMINATION FOR OFFICE

Pursuant to Article 11, Section 1 of the Constitution and By-laws of SEIU Local 2007, no person shall be eligible for nomination as an officer, member of the Executive Board, delegate or any other office in this Local Union who has not been a member in continuous good standing for at least two (2) years immediately preceding the nomination and has during all of that time paid the full dues required for regular members of the Local Union within each month when due. The two (2) years continuous good standing period for this election is from December 12th, 2015 through December 12th, 2017. Additionally, no member who has been convicted of a felony as defined in Section 504 of the Labor- Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, shall be eligible to be nominated for, run for, or hold office in this Union during the thirteen (13) years disqualification period, as specified in the statute. The following officers will be elected.

Officer Positions At Large

 

President		Vice President		Secretary		Treasurer

 

Delegates

 

Stanford University – Three (3) Delegates to Executive Board
Santa Clara University – One (1) Delegate to the Executive Board
The terms of all of the above – listed offices are three (3) Years and shall run from March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2021. Pursuant to Article 18 of the Constitution and By-Laws of SEIU Local 2007 (Convention Representation), by virtue of their offices, all of the above – listed officers automatically serve as delegates to the SEIU International Convention.

NOMINATION PETITIONS

In addition to the other qualification discussed above, a nominee for the At-Large office must sign and submit an official nomination petition provided by the Union Election Committee which shall also be signed by a minimum of fifty (50) members in good standing.

ATTN: Members making nominations must be current in their dues payments as of November 30, 2017.

For nominees of the position of Delegate, petitions must be signed at least twenty-five (25) members or twenty-five percent (25%) of the members in good standing, whichever is smaller.

The Election Committee will make petitions available at the Union Office beginning on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017. The Union office is located at 466 Via Ortega Drive, Bldg. E Suite E-5, Stanford, CA 94305. The Union Office hours are Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Completed nomination petitions must be delivered to the Union office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15th, 2017.

The Elections Committee will review union records to verify the eligibility of all nominees. Those candidates who have been deemed ineligible will be provided with a reason why no later than Tuesday, December 19th, 2017. Placement on the ballot will be determined at the candidate meeting. If only one candidate is nominated for a particular office, s/he will be elected without further procedures.

CANDIDATES’ MEETING

All eligible candidates for office and Delegate positions must attend a meeting on December 20th, 2017to review and agree to the rules and procedures for campaigning set forth by the Elections Committee. This includes campaign restrictions, inspection of the Local 2007 membership lists, distribution of campaign literature, slate designations, protests, ballot preparation, ballot preparation and, if any, observers at any/ all polling locations. The location of this meeting will be provided when the nominees submit their completed petitions.

PROTESTS

Any member, who wishes to protest any aspect of the election, including nomination, should submit a written protest to Chair Election Committee person Dale Miller at
P. O. Box 19152, Stanford, CA 94305.

OFFICES WHERE NO CANDIDATES FILED FOR NOMINATION

If no members file or qualify for the nomination of the Officer Positions at Large or Delegate positions the current persons that fill those positions will remain. If only one candidate is nominated for a given office, that candidate will be declared elected without further procedures (Article 11.5.C of SEIU Local 2007 – HEW Constitution and Bylaws).

Role of Officers & Delegates

Union Movie Night

SEIU Local 2007 will be hosting a Union Movie Night on the Stanford University Campus (actual place TBD) on January 17th, 2018. Come bring your family and friends while we enjoy snacks and a movie together. We will be screening “We are Wisconsin”, a documentary that follows six Wisconsin citizens in their fight to maintain their workers’ rights against a Republican Governor’s attack on unions and the middle class.

The Union will provide the drinks and we ask for the community to bring a snack to pass!

If you’re interested in attending, please email jraatz@seiu2007.org.

Movie Night - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 4:30pm

The United Voice is BACK!

Hey All!

United Voice went on a bit of a hiatus these last couple months but it is back! In this month’s publication you will find:

  • a recap of our 2017 General Membership meeting and 1oth anniversary celebration
  • an announcement for the upcoming 2018 Local Officer Elections
  • an introduction to our two new Organizers (meet Seth and Johannes!)
  • information around Stanford University’s General Use Permit (GUP)
  • 2017 Stanford Open Enrollment/ MCAP definitions

Don’t take my word for it though! Check it out here ! or below!

 

If you want to contribute or have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact us at info@seiu2007.org.

Stanford Food Service Workers Take on Management

SEIU Local 2007 Food Service Workers handed their petition regarding work load and chronic under staffing.
SEIU Local 2007 Food Service Workers getting ready to hand their petition regarding work load and chronic under staffing.

Last month (October 2017) SEIU Local 2007 Food Service Workers told Stanford Residential and Dining Enterprises (R&DE) management they have had enough of their delay tactics in addressing the chronic understaffing in the dining halls. Union staff and stewards have been in formal talks with R&DE management for over a year regarding this issue with no movement in the right direction. Bargaining unit members are working side by side with casual and temporary workers for years that have no access to University benefits (i.e. health care/ vacation time/401K) because they are religiously kept under 20 hours per week. Despite the fact that these workers have the experience needed to fill the over 25 vacant positions posted on the University website. To make matters worse, the giant workload placed upon the Food Service Workers is becoming a health and safety issue. Our members have great pride in the service they provide and the students who receive them. This is why they push hard to still meet management’s high demands on their bodies but more and more workers are having to go out on workers’ comp injuries, and short-term or long-term disability. Workers from Lakeside, Ricker, and Manzanita dining halls signed and delivered petitions to demand that R&DE management recognize and appreciate the hard work of its employees, actively promote from within to fill the higher level vacant positions, offer opportunities to the casual and temporary employees currently working in the dining halls, and provide adequate coverage for those out on workers’ comp or disability.

This isn’t the end… this is only the beginning.

Food Service Workers from Manzanita (Casper) pose for a picture before they deliver their petition around workload/ under staffing.
Food Service Workers from Manzanita (Casper) pose for a picture before they deliver their petition to Residential and Dining Enterprises management.

 

 

The United Voice is BACK!

Hey All!

United Voice went on a bit of a hiatus these last couple months but it is back! In this month’s publication you will find:

  • a recap of our 2017 General Membership meeting and 1oth anniversary celebration
  • an announcement for the upcoming 2018 Local Officer Elections
  • an introduction to our two new Organizers (meet Seth and Johannes!)
  • information around Stanford University’s General Use Permit (GUP)
  • 2017 Stanford Open Enrollment/ MCAP definitions

Don’t take my word for it though! Check it out here ! or below!

 

If you want to contribute or have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact us at info@seiu2007.org.

Attorney Helps Stewards Get Familiar With Family and Medical Leave Act

New Media training helps staff learn to connect with it’s members. Stewards and organizers will be collecting personal email addresses and cell phone #’s from members to keep them informed and in the loop as 2007 builds it’s solidarity.

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Please Welcome Our New Executive Director

We are excited to welcome our new Executive Director, Francisco Preciado!

Francisco has experience working in local and state politics. He has advised California State Assembly Members and State Senators, managed a non-profit, worked as a union organizer, and completed several legal externships. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law, where he was recognized for his work assisting low-income workers. Francisco has a Masters Degree in Mexican American Studies from San Jose State University, and a dual Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Chicano(a) Studies from Stanford University.

Francisco is committed to social justice and is excited to rejoin the labor movement. Welcome back Francisco!

School of Engineering Lay-offs

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering just underwent a surprise restructering resulting in four of our members being laid-off and more than a dozen non union staff. Two from the Stanford Center for Professional Development and two others from the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF).

We are currently in the process of investigating these two situations to see if these changes were justified or just a farce in order to bring in cheap labor via a third party contractor.

If that is the case we will file a grievance and get our workers back to work and made whole for any loss in pay and benefits.

We will keep you updated.

Message From The President

Brothers and Sister,

It’s an honor to represent all of us once more and I promise to continue to do everything possible for us to have a meaningful, respected and protected voice through our Union in the design and execution of our work. I will do everything possible to make sure we are treated fairly and equitably in our jobs.

This month marks the beginning of our second year of our new contract. Our 2014 Negotiations Team led by former President Paul Regalado negotiated a 2.5% increase effective September 1st, 2015 for us which will be reflected on your paycheck September 22nd, 2015.

Since Jim Berk founded the Stanford Workers back in 1973 we United Stanford workers have stood together to improve the terms of our many contracts.

We have a proud history of standing up for the rights that we have won over the years through tough times and good times. I have no doubt that together we can only make our place of employment and our communities an even better place to work and live.

“The boss don’t listen when one guy squawks, but he’s got to listen when the Union talks”

Join me as we move our Union forward together.

In Unity, Jose N. Escanuela
President, SEIU Local 2007