4 Oct 2013
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
UPTE’s annual statewide convention will be held in San Diego, California, at the Handlery Hotel San Diego, from Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 (10 AM) through Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 (3 PM).
The convention is the highest decision-making body of the Union and will set the program for the coming year, consider amendments to the UPTE Constitution, and adopt resolutions on a wide range of social, political and economic issues.
A key focus of this year’s convention will be focused on:
• Reaching full membership in preparation for the possible loss of Fair Share dues paying
• Mobilizing for the next RX, TX and HX contract bargaining
• Reaching the necessary threshold of AP activists to hold and win an election for representation
UPTE Local 3 at UCSC is entitled to 5 convention delegates and 5 alternates. All members in good standing are eligible to serve as convention delegates and alternates. To nominate yourself or another member, please click on the link below (or copy and paste it into your Web browser) that will take you to the UPTE-UCSC website where you can place a name in nomination:
If five or fewer members accept nomination to serve as convention delegates, they shall be considered elected by acclamation. If more than five members accept nomination, the top five vote-getters will serve as delegates, and the next-highest vote-getters will serve as alternates.
All members in good standing are eligible to serve as convention delegates and alternates. If you want to be a delegate, you should run for this position with the intention of attending the convention for all three days: Please note that Monday, January 18, 2016 is a paid holiday (Martin Luther King Day) and will not require an attendee to take time off from work, paid or otherwise. The union will reimburse hotel expense, mileage, and other reasonable travel expenses.
Please remember that UPTE is a member-run, member-driven union, organized and mobilized from the bottom up, not the top-down. Your engagement as a member is essential to our collective and individual success. Please consider being a delegate to the annual convention as a cornerstone to our grassroots effort.
Yours in Solidarity – The Executive Board of UPTE Local 3