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FINAL RESULTS of NOMINATIONS FOR THE OFFICES OF: PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY AND TREASURER UFCT LOCAL 1460, AFL-CIO, PRATT INSTITUTE

September 23, 2016

Dear UFCT Local 1460 Members,

The 2016 Call for Nominations has ended and the only candidates receiving the required four nominations were the current office holders. As such, those four members; Kye Carbone, Emily Beall, Holly Wilson and Dennis Masback will retain their current positions as President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, respectively, for another term of 3 years, to end on December 31, 2019.

These results have been compiled and guaranteed by eBallot/Votenet whose Certification of Results and Audit Report on Activity and Integrity Report can be found here:

ufct-1460-certified-election-results

Many thanks to those of you who participated.

Sincerely,

Luis Alonso
Linda Lauro-Lazin
Laura Elrick
Your 2016 UFCT Elections Committee

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE OFFICES OF: PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY AND TREASURER UFCT LOCAL 1460, AFL-CIO, PRATT INSTITUTE

Dear Faculty Union Member:

This letter is to inform you of the Procedure for Nominations to begin the process of holding elections for UFCT President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. These four officers comprise the organization’s Executive Committee as specified in the Constitution or the Bylaws. For descriptions of the duties of these officers, and of the Executive Committee as a whole, please see the bottom of this document. Terms are for three years; the current term will expire on December 31, 2016.

On September 1st, you will be receiving an email from the outside organization Votenet or eBallot that will be conducting both the nominations procedure and the general elections for UFCT in 2016 in accordance with the AFT Constitution, the local Bylaws and the standards set out by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).The ballot they send you will enable you to write-in the name of a candidate for any of the positions listed above. Online nominations will begin September 1, and will end at 5pm on September 22, 2016.

Here are the rules for Nominations as stipulated by the bylaws:

  1. Any member in good standing may nominate someone for office, including one’s self. [Agency payers are ineligible to vote or to have their names nominated for office]
  2. A nominee must have been a member in good standing for at least one year prior to his or her nomination.
  3. A nominee must receive at least four (4) supporting nominations, including self-nominations, in order to be eligible to appear on the ballot during General Election.
  4. You are not obligated to submit a nomination for all four positions.
  5. After reviewing the nominations, the Elections Committee will validate the eligibility of nominees. Eligible nominees will then be contacted and may either accept or deny their nomination.
  6. Once the nominees have been established, ballots for the General Election will be prepared in accordance with our local’s bylaws and LMRDA. At that time, Final Nominees may be invited to submit a half-page statement with respect to their qualifications and beliefs regarding the office they are seeking.
  7. Soon thereafter, rules for General Election balloting and ballots will be mailed to union members after receiving all materials from the candidates.

Again, please be on the lookout for an email from Votenet/eBallot. This email will contain a link to the Write-In Nomination ballot. All nomination ballots must be received by Votenet by September 22, 2016 at 5pm.

Thank you for your participation!

Your 2016 UFCT Elections Committee:

Luis Alonso, Linda Lauro-Lazin, and Laura Elrick

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Definition and Duties of our Officers, taken from our Bylaws:

Article V: Officers of the Union

5.1 The Union’s four (4) officers shall be: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. These four officers shall comprise of the organization’s Executive Committee.

5.2 All officers shall perform the customary duties and exercise the usual powers of such offices as specified in the Constitution or the Bylaws.

Article I: Duties of the Officers

1.1 President: The President shall be the chief executive officer of the the UFCT Local 1460 and shall preside at meetings of the Executive Committee and membership meetings. The President shall make decisions between meetings on the basis of organizational policy, making every effort to consult with Executive Committee, and shall have such powers as may be required for the exercise of those duties.

1.2 Vice President: The Vice President shall assist the President and assume the duties of that office in the absence of the President, and shall become President if that office is vacated.

1.3 Treasurer: The Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining accurate financial records, the payment of all bills, the annual audit of the union’s financial status which shall be disseminated to membership, for maintaining a budget, and for reporting the dues- paying status of membership.

1.4 Secretary: The Secretary shall be responsible for the preparation of the minutes of the Executive Committee and of the membership meetings, and for their prompt dissemination to the membership, and shall maintain the non-financial records of the union.

Article II: Executive Committee

2.1 The Executive Committee shall meet monthly, or at the call of the President, or at the call of two (2) or more of its members, or at the call of the Delegates Assembly, for the purpose of initiating, overseeing or revising the program of the organization and to conduct other business of the organization that is within its authority. A quorum for the Executive Committee shall be a majority of its members.

2.2 The Executive Committee with the assistance of the Treasurer shall prepare, establish, and present to the Delegates Assembly and the membership an annual budget in the month prior to the beginning of the fiscal year.

2.3 The Executive Committee shall employ all professional, technical, clerical, and support staff of the organization.

2.4 The Executive Committee shall establish the salary, benefits, and expense guidelines of any general officer who is employed by the organization.

2.5 The Executive Committee shall be empowered to make contracts and incur liabilities including the purchase of services, equipment, and real property, to borrow money, to secure such obligations by mortgage or other instrument, and to otherwise engage in financial transactions to the extent permitted by applicable law or statute. The Executive Committee shall have the power to sue, complain, and defend on behalf of the membership.

2.6 The Executive Committee shall be responsible for adherence to and enforcement of the Constitution and Bylaws of the organization.

2.7 The Executive Committee shall issue regular reports, including an annual report, to the Delegates Assembly and the membership.

UFCT MOU 2016-2021 Ratification Vote Results

The results for the UFCT MOU 2016-2021 Ratification Vote Results for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between UFCT Local 1460 and the Pratt Administration for the 2016-2021 Academic Years which was completed at 5pm on June 15, 2016 were as follows:

Out of 374 eligible members, 139 (37%) Voted.

Votes for YES, I vote to APPROVE the MOU: 137 (99%)

Votes for NO, I vote to REJECT the MOU: 2 (1%)

For more detailed results from Votenet, click here.

MOU Ratification Vote Results

Dear Members,

We would like to announce the final results of the UFCT1460 MOU Ratification Vote:
Overall Participation was 42.39% (167 out of 394).

164 Members voted to APPROVE the MOU.
3 Members voted to REJECT the MOU.
The Certification of Results and Audit Report on Activity and Integrity provided by Votenet Solutions will be posted on our website shortly.

In Solidarity,
The Pratt UFCT 1460 MOU/Contract Ratification Committee
(Luis Alonso, Mark O’Grady, Linda Lauro-Lazin and Darini Nicholas)

Contract Ratification Vote

The Pratt UFCT1460 MOU/Contract Ratification Committee Announces the Contract Ratification Vote for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the UFCT Local 1460 and the Pratt Administration for the 2015-2016 Academic Year (Voting will begin at 1am on Thursday, Sept. 10th & end at 1am on Friday, Sept. 18th)

Dear UFCT Voting Members,

Our union contract negotiating team has reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Pratt Administration for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If ratified, this MOU will become our new Collective Bargaining Agreement that extends our past contract and includes a 3.25% across the board raise in compensation and a 7% TIAA-CREFF administrative contribution for eligible faculty.

For your information, Kye’s email from Aug. 21st regarding the recent meetings that were held from Sept. 1 – Sept. 4th to review the MOU can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

Kye’s Email from Aug. 21st

The Contract Ratification Committee have secured the services of Votenet Solutions (in Washington, D.C.) to oversee and facilitate our contract ratification vote. Votenet was provided a full name and email list of 394 eligible voting members (Agency fee payers are ineligible).

In the coming days, Votenet will notify all eligible voters with a ballot and voting procedures via email. Voting will begin at 1am on Thursday, Sept. 10th & end at 1am on Friday, Sept. 18th.

Review the MOU by clicking on the link below:

MOU between UFCT and Pratt for AY 2015-2016-1

Should you have questions please contact The Executive Committee. All other questions related to this ratification process can be directed via email to The Contract Ratification Committee at contractratificationcomm2015@gmail.com .

In Solidarity,

The Pratt UFCT 1460 MOU/Contract Ratification Committee

(Luis Alonso, Mark O’Grady, Linda Lauro-Lazin and Darini Nicholas)

Certified Election Results

Dear Members,

We would like to announce the results of today’s final election count:
Overall Participation was 51.94% (186 out of 387).

143 Members voted for candidate Kye Carbone.
43 Members voted for candidate Jenny Lee.

Yours in Solidarity,

The 2014 Election Committee

Luis Alonso
Linda Lauro-Lazin
Mark O’Grady

The final and official Certification of Results and Audit Report on Activity and Integrity provided by to us by our election agent, Votenet Solutions, is provided here:

UFCT1460 Certified Results

VOTING INSTRUCTIONS for the 2014 Re-Run Election for Union President of Local 1460 UFCT

Dear Members,

The election is on as of 12pm, Dec. 3, 2014.

Below is a copy of the voting instructions contained on the official ballot which you received directly from VoteNet on Dec. 3, 2014.

Please read your individual email and it’s voting instructions, with particular attention to the Username and Activation Code procedures, so that your individual vote may be properly executed and counted.

If you have NOT received a direct email from VoteNet containing your own personalized access codes and instructions for a valid voting experience please contact the Election Committee at election2014local1460@gmail.com.

Please remember to exercise your right to vote!

 

VOTING INSTRUCTIONS:

The system will ask you to enter your Username and Activation Code, (which will be sent to you); they will then ask you to create and confirm an 8-digit Password.  Lastly it will ask you to login using your Username and Password.  This three-step process keeps your vote secret and safe.  No one has access to your password.

Note: the online ballot can be accessed from any smartphone or device that has full browser capabilities.

All of your choices are held in a secure database and are completely secret.  No one has access to the choices you made.  Both systems will give you a confirmation number.  This number is proof to you that your vote has been successfully transmitted to Votenet’s secure database.

Online Ballot: https://eballotuv.votenet.com/ufct1460/

Username: ……………………
Activation Code: ……………..