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Welcome the New Local Leadership

 

Official Notice

ELECTED LEADERS

Paul Regalado – President
David Perkins – Vice President
Tim McVey – Treasurer
Scot Johnson – Stanford (SLAC) Delegate

Nominees for office of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and one (1) Stanford Delegate went uncontested. In accordance with SEIU Local 2007 Constitution and Bylaws Article 11.5.C these nominees are declared elected without further procedures. 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 offices automatically serve as delegates to the SEIU International Convention. Newly elected officers will be installed March 1, 2021 and serve a full three – year term ending in February 2024.

 

OFFICES WHERE NO CANDIDATES FILED FOR NOMINATION

No members filed or qualified for candidacy for the offices of Secretary, two (2) Stanford Delegates or Santa Clara University Delegate. Pursuant to Article 13, Section 1 of the Local 2007 Constitution and bylaws, the President of the Union shall appoint a member in good standing to occupy the vacant office for the remainder of the term ending in 2024.

 

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

Newly elected officers will be installed on March 1st, 2021.

 

PROTESTS

Any member, who wishes to protest any aspect of the election, including nomination, should email a protest to Election Committee Chairperson, Dale Miller at “Elections@SEIU2007.org”

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SEIU Local 2007 Stands with Black Lives Matter – A Day of Solidarity

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Today thousands of union workers across our country will be participating in Strike for Black Lives, a protest intended to put a spotlight on racism and police brutality.

At Stanford and Santa Clara Universities we encourage you at 12:00 pm today to reflect on the deaths of George Floyd and other Black people killed by law enforcement, including Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain, for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time initially believed that a police officer knelt on George Floyd‘s neck while being detained.

I also write to you during this tumultuous time in our nation’s history due to the fight to achieve racial justice in a period while a global pandemic is striking our communities. As the Local President, I would like to make it clear that we support the Black Lives Matter movement as it advocates for racial justice and equality. As a diverse Union both at the Local level and International level, we strive to ensure that all our members are treated equally. As a labor movement we stand by Martin Luther King Jr.’s words in his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” At Stanford we are fortunate to have access to the historical documents of MLK through the  Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute (https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/) This is a great resource to learn more about MLK’s life and leadership in the civil rights and labor movements.

During these unprecedented times, it is essential that we work together to bring about positive change in our communities.  Let us remember that we are Stronger Together.

In that effort, we want to highlight that our Union is only as powerful as the engagement of our members. As such, we created the Racial Justice Committee to work on addressing systemic injustice at the local, state, and national level. We will partner with the SEIU California and the International to engage in efforts in a collective manner. The International Union has had a standing commitment to address racial injustice and continues to do so through its Racial Justice Center (https://www.seiu.org/racial-justice).

[You can also find the commitment our International Executive Board has made to address these inequities – resolution 106A “To Win Economic Justice for Working People, We Must Win Racial Justice” adopted in 2016 and and the most recent resolution to support the Movement for Black Lives.]

 

If you are interested in getting involved in the Local’s Racial Justice Committee, please reach out to us at info@seiu2007.org.

 

We hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy during this time.

 

In Solidarity,

 

Jose N. Escanuela

President, SEIU Local 2007

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