Posted on | November 8, 2012 |
A few things you should know:
Next week’s election contains one pretty clear question.
Do you want to be represented by University Staff Union-NEA? Yes or No.
But what are the implications if NO wins? You may have heard that it could be “years” before an election happens again. But the truth is…
If NO is the resulting majority in the election next week, any union can file a petition for an election with a proper showing of signed cards (demonstrating >30% support) as soon as next September, or thereafter.
United Staff is prepared for that outcome and looks forward to an even stronger organization after the election.
You can be sure that, if NO is the prevailing vote in the election next week, United Staff will be ready to move, organizing a strong, local independent union with more support and backing then we have ever had before. We have been approached by an organization that has been watching the good work we all have done over the past number of years and they are very interested in supporting United Staff. What this might look like is still under discussion, but we are excited and optimistic about the possibilities.
United Staff is incredibly proud of the community building, education and outreach over the past many years with the clerical, technical and specialized staff and across the university community in all of Vermont, New York and NH.
United Staff, as an organization, will remain impartial in the run-off election. We will, as always, make ourselves available to answer questions, but any opinions expressed are those of the individual staff member and are not intended to represent United Staff as a whole.
If you have questions, or want some clarification- Call US!
And what else is going on with US?
We are actively signing cards with the professional staff!
If you know professional staff who would like to be part of a strong, independent local union- send them our way!
Have any questions about next week’s election, what it means to vote yes or no, or the benefits of being independent?