We write with the results of our election. Despite several irregularities in the run up to April 15 and the delay in opening voting on stewards and Joint Council delegates earlier this week, we are pleased to announce that our election results and the results of the referendum vote have now been counted and compiled. We will assemble and release a full report about the process as soon as possible.
We had a tremendous turnout, with approximately 38% of our current membership participating in the votes. This is clear evidence of a strong mandate for those elected below, and a sign that we graduate student workers in GSOC-Local 2110 maintain a significant commitment to the democratic process.
Notice of Election for Stewards and Local 2110 Joint Council Delegates
The following candidates have been elected to fill vacancies in the Humanities and Social Sciences district of Assembly of Stewards, with results stated as a total percentage of all votes cast in this district:
Nathaniel Preus with 32% of the votes in the district
Maya Wind with 32% of the votes in the district
Benjamin Fogel with 30% of the votes in the district
The following candidates have been elected to fill vacancies in the Professional Schools district of Assembly of Stewards, with results stated as a total percentage of all votes cast in this district:
Colette Perold with 20% of the votes in the district
Rachel Kuo with 19% of the votes in the district
Tim Neff with 19% of the votes in the district
Alex Campolo with 18% of the votes in the district
Joshua Krug with 6% of the votes in the district
Mijal Bitton with 5% of the votes in the district
The following candidates have been elected by acclamation to fill vacancies in the Tandon School of Engineering district of Assembly of Stewards
Vinay A. Banpel
Manjunath B Ramachandra
The following candidates have been elected for the Local 2110 Joint Council delegates, with results stated as a total percentage of all votes cast in this race across all districts:
Claudia Carrera with 14% of the votes
Ziad Dallal with 13% of the votes
Benjamin Fogel with 12% of the votes
Sean Larson with 12% of the votes
Daniel Brinkerhoff Young with 11% of the votes
Sam Dinger with 11% of the votes
Nicholas Duron with 11% of the votes
Christopher P. Nickel with 11% of the votes
Notice of the results from the referendum on whether GSOC-UAW Local 2110 should join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement:
Should GSOC-UAW Local 2110 join the global movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), until Israel complies with international law and ends the military occupation, dismantles the wall, recognizes the rights of Palestinian citizens to full equality, and respects the right of return of Palestinian refugees and exiles?
66.5% Vote Yes
33.5% Vote No
Out of a total of 645 votes.
The voluntary and non-binding individual commitment to participate in the academic boycott, which targets Israeli government and academic institutions complicit in Israeli violation of Palestinian rights.
57.6% Vote Yes
41.9% Vote No
Out of a total of 635 votes.
A full count of election data can be accessed here.
We thank you all for your participation in the election and the referendum vote. Your involvement in our union is critical. GSOC’s investment in a fair and democratic process for selecting our leadership and asserting our collective political orientations is inspiring. We as Votes Committee were honored to act in the service of our Unit and its part in the broader labor movement.