The PSC is holding union-wide elections this spring. Ballots will be mailed to eligible members’ homes on April 1. Completed ballots must be received by 5:00 pm on April 29.
PSC elections occur on a three-year cycle. In 2016 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 2017. The next election for union-wide offices will be held in 2018.
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.
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 uncontested races in 2003 and 2012. All candidates for the PSC’s delegates to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) are also running on the New Caucus slate.
To be eligible to vote, you must have been a PSC member in good standing for at least four months when ballots are mailed out on April 1. If you believe you are eligible but still have not received a ballot by April 10, please call Barbara Gabriel at 212-354-1252 for a duplicate ballot or to check your membership status.
The election for AAUP delegate positions is separate from the elections for Executive Council and AFT/NYSUT delegates, but all follow the same timetable. Only PSC members designated as members of the AAUP are eligible to run and vote for AAUP delegate positions. The American Arbitration Association will count the ballots in elections for Executive Council and AFT/NYSUT delegate positions; ballots in voting for AAUP delegates will be counted at the PSC office.