The Union Stew 2/8


Dear Hamline Colleagues –

This is your last call to vote. If you’ve been telling yourself, “Yeah, I better get that in the mail tomorrow …” it’s time to make “tomorrow” TODAY.

You’ve already heard my appeal to vote, so I’m just going to remind you how and when to vote.

To vote by mail: Your mailed ballot must reach the SEIU office by Thursday, February 11. So these ballots really need to be in the mail by Monday or Tuesday or you’ll risk missing the deadline. If you mail in your ballot, be sure to follow the very specific instructions that came with your copy of the CBA. You must confirm your union membership in order to vote. If we don’t have a record of your membership, we included a member form in the CBA mailing; make sure to complete and submit it with your ballot.

To vote in person:Come to room GLC 224W on Friday, February 12, 2016, from 9 AM to 6 PM in Giddens Learning Center right on campus. I’ll be there along with other members from the bargaining team to answer any questions you may have as well as to take your ballots. We will have all forms needed in the room in case you forget to bring the ones you received in your mailing.

All ballots are confidential. If you have specific questions, feel free to contact me (David Weiss, Steward) or Carol Nieters (Executive Director, SEIU 284)

One last appeal: with this CBA we make history – both for adjunct faculty and for Hamline. We take our place among many others who are helping to chart a new path toward greater justice in higher education. It’s worth your support, and I hope you cast your ballot in favor of it.

Here’s hoping that my next message brings word of a new contract, signed and in place!


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