Election Results: On May 8th, The Elections Committee certified the results for the 2012 PSC-CUNY elections for the 27-member Executive Council (including president, first vice president, secretary and treasurer), delegates to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) bi-annual convention, delegates to the annual Representative Assembly of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and PSC delegates to the annual meeting of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The election was uncontested (with the exception of one delegate position to the AFT convention/ NYSUT RA). The New Caucus slate won all positions in all the Spring elections. Click here for full results as certified by the American Arbitration Association. Click below for the list of winners for:
Update: Ballots were mailed on April 2 to members’ homes for the 2012 PSC-CUNY elections for the 27-member Executive Council (including president, first vice president, secretary and treasurer), delegates to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) bi-annual convention and delegates to the annual Representative Assembly of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). In addition, the 1,000 members of the PSC who are members of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will receive ballots in a separate mailing for election of PSC delegates to the AAUP annual meeting. All of these elected positions are for three year terms. Completed ballots must be received by April 27 and will be counted on April 30. If you do not receive a ballot by April 11, please call the PSC at 212-354-1252.
At its October meeting, the Delegate Assembly approved the dates established by the Elections Committee for the Spring 2012 election schedule for union-wide officer, NYSUT/AFT delegates and AAUP delegates.
- January 9, 2012 – Declaration of candidacy due (see below).
- January 30, 2012 – Nominating petitions will be available.
- March 1, 2012 – Nominating petitions must be received.
- March 19, 2012 – Replacement petitions due.
- April 2, 2012 – Ballots will be mailed.
- April 27, 2012 – Ballots must be received.
- April 30, 2012 – Ballots will be counted.
Election Notice: Click here for the official election notice published in the November 2011 Clarion.
Election rules: In September, 2011, the Delegate Assembly approved a revision of the PSC’s Elections Rules to improve the transparency and accountability of the nominations process. In recent elections, some submitted petitions have listed people as candidates who did not in fact wish to run for union office and who had not authorized gathering of signatures on their behalf. The new rules ensure that all candidates have given prior consent to their nominations and that petition-signers know the names of the candidates they are supporting. In order to implement these changes, the election calendar has been moved forward.
Sample Declaration of Candidacy form.
Under the new rules, candidates for PSC offices, and NYSUT/AFT and AAUP delegates, will have to submit a signed declaration of candidacy to the PSC central office no later than January 9, 2012. Slate or caucus candidates are asked to submit their signed declarations through their slate or caucus designees. Blank petitions with the names of confirmed candidates will then be made available in print or electronic form by January 30.
In addition to the above, the revised Elections Rules include a number of other changes to simplify language, improve clarity and accuracy, take greater advantage of digital communications and clarify the handling of challenges.