Yesterday’s Head Steward Candidate Forum was a success! The nominees (Tejas Devanur, Brianne King, Avi Matarasso, Amal Nanavati, and Dennis Young) came together and answered member submitted questions in a collaborative way about their visions for organizing and how we can build power. If you missed the forum and want to be able to see what the candidates had to say, you can request access to the recording here. Additionally, you can see their candidate statements here. As a reminder, online voting by secret ballot will take place from June 7th to the 9th. Instructions for online voting will be emailed to all members before the voting and will be posted on www.uaw4121.org/elections. Candidates will be expected to follow the rules for campaigning outlined here.
As a reminder, Head Stewards represent the entire ASE unit and meet quarterly (at minimum) as members of the Joint Council, alongside Postdoc Head Stewards and the Executive Committee. Head Stewards also make up the bargaining team which bargains with the UW over our contract. There are currently 14 total Head Steward positions that represent the ASEs (along with five (5) others for the Postdocs).