The PSC is holding union-wide elections this spring. Ballots were mailed to eligible members’ homes by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) on April 2. Completed ballots must be received by the AAA by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 27.
PSC elections occur on a three-year cycle. In 2013 there will be elections for chapter-level positions in half of the union’s chapters, and chapter elections in the other half will follow in 2014. The next election for union-wide offices will be held in 2015.
On the following pages are statements from Executive Council candidates and the slate, to which they belong. This year’s election for positions on the PSC’s Executive Council is uncontested: These candidates are all running as candidates of the New Caucus, which won contested union-wide elections in 2000, 2006 and 2009, and an uncontested race in 2003.
In the election for the PSC’s delegates to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), there is a slate of New Caucus candidates and one candidate who is unaffiliated. Election of PSC delegates to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is separate; in that voting, a New Caucus slate is uncontested.
PSC election rules provide all candidates for Executive Council positions with access to union publications in order to put their views before the members. Each candidate for an Executive Council position is given a certain number of words for a statement; candidates running on a common slate may pool this amount and devote some of it to a statement from the slate as a whole.
You are eligible to vote if you have been a PSC member in good standing for at least four months when ballots are mailed out on April 2. If you believe you are eligible but have not still received a ballot by April 11, please call Barbara Gabriel at 212-354-1252 for a duplicate ballot or to check your membership status.
PSC Election Material: New Caucus Candidates’ Joint Statement
PSC Election Material: New Caucus Candidate Bios
PSC Election Material: New Caucus Candidates for Delegates to NYSUT, AFT and AAUP
PSC Election Material: Unaffiliated Candidate for Delegate to NYSUT and AFT