Leadership Election Ballots Due May 20

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​Your vote must be received in the mail by Thursday, May 20, at 5:00 p.m.

Ballots must be received in the pre-addressed, postage-paid return envelope.

Your ballot envelope must be signed by you.

Ballots envelopes may not be dropped off.

Cast your vote for Local 1000 leadership and shape the future of your union

Voting began April 19. Eligible Local 1000 members received a voter guide, a ballot and a pre-addressed, postage-paid return envelope.

Ballots must be received, by mail in the return envelope, by May 20, 2021.

The ballot instructions included in the voter guide in your packet are included below for your reference.

Local 1000 leadership Election Ballot Instructions

Read and follow these instructions carefully to ensure that your vote is counted.

  • Reference your Ballot Guide for specific ballot instructions to ensure the ballot card is filled out correctly.
     
  • Vote only for the number of candidates indicated on the ballot card. If you vote for more candidates than the number indicated on the ballot card, your vote will not count.
     
  • USE A DARK PEN ONLY.
     
  • TO BE VALID, your name must be SIGNED on the back of the attached return envelope in the designated location.
     
  • Detach the envelope from the voting instruction sheet at the perforation. Place your ballot card in the pre- addressed/postage-paid, secured return envelope. Moisten the flap, fold the flap over, and seal the ballot inside.
     
  • Ballots must be received at the election office, 1100 Melody Lane, Suite 110, Roseville, CA 95678 through the U.S. Postal Service mail by 5:00 p.m., May 20, 2021.
     
  • Duplicate/replacement ballots may be requested by calling the Member Resource Center at 866.471.SEIU (7348), beginning May 3, 2021, through 5:00 p.m. on May 7, 2021.
     
  • The order of the names on the ballot was determined by lot. Please refer to the Ballot Order Matrix on the inside front cover.
     
  • Ballots will begin to be opened and sorted on May 20, 2021, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at 1100 Melody Lane, Suite 110, Roseville, CA 95678. The counting of ballots will commence on May 24, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continue to May 25th as required. Observers are welcome.
     
  • Official results will be available at seiu1000.org/leadership-elections on May 28, 2021.
     
  • Any election protest must be addressed to Local 1000 President Yvonne R. Walker and received at 1808 14th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811. Protests may be filed beginning June 1, 2021, and must be filed by June 10, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

2021 Key Election Dates – summarized

Below is an overview of key election dates. For a complete and detailed list of election dates and deadlines, including addresses, click here.

January 4 – Nomination period begins
February 8 – Nomination period ends
February 12 – Final day to withdraw candidacy (5:00 p.m. deadline)
February 19 – Uncontested candidates will be notified
April 19 – Balloting period opens
May 20 – Balloting period ends (5:00 p.m. deadline)
May 20-21 – Ballot opening and sorting
May 24-25 – Ballot counting
May 28 – Official results posted to seiu1000.org/leadership-elections

Leadership Position Descriptions

Local 1000 statewide officers

President
The duties of the president include administering the affairs of Local 1000, be the Local 1000 representative on the CSEA Board of Directors, carry out the policies, procedures, strategic plans and programs of the Local 1000 council, and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 3CSD0.03.

Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer
The vice president/secretary-treasurer shall assist the president in administering the affairs of Local 1000, serve as chief financial officer, be a Local 1000 representative to the CSEA Board of Directors and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 3CSD0.03.

Vice President for Organizing/Representation
The vice president for organizing and representation shall maintain budgetary responsibility for “DLC Activity,” shall be a representative to the CSEA Board of Directors and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 3CSD0.03.

Vice President for Bargaining
The vice president for bargaining shall maintain budgetary responsibility for program “Bargaining Unit Activity,” assist the president or designee with master contract negotiations, and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 3CSD0.03.

District Labor Council (DLC) officers

DLC President
The DLC president shall be responsible for the activities of the DLC, ensure proper administration of the DLC and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 4CSD0.05.

DLC Vice President/Chief Steward
The vice president/chief steward is responsible for the administration of the contract enforcement program and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 4CSD0.05.

DLC Secretary/Treasurer
The secretary/treasurer is the financial officer of the DLC and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 4CSD0.05 (1-7)

If the DLC has divided the office of Secretary/Treasurer, then the duties shall be as follows:

DLC Treasurer - The DLC Treasurer shall coordinate the financial records of the DLC with Local 1000 and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 4CSD0.05 (2), (I to V).

DLC Secretary – The DLC secretary shall maintain minutes of all DLC meetings and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 4CSD0.05.

Worksite Locals

Local Senior Steward
The senior steward is responsible for all worksite activities of their local within the DLC.

Local Secretary/Treasurer
The secretary/treasurer shall maintain minutes of all worksite union meetings and prepare the budget with the assistance of the senior steward.

District Bargaining Unit Representative

DBUR
Each DLC shall have at least one (1) DBUR from each bargaining unit within the jurisdiction of the DLC, with the exception of Unit 14 Unit 21, where five (5) DBURs are elected statewide. DBURs are the representative for the bargaining support program and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 4CSD0.06.

Classification Bargaining Unit Representative

CBUR
CBURs are the representatives for Unit 1 classifications in the bargaining support program, and are elected statewide based on their respective classification group and geographic region. CBURs participate in Statewide Bargaining Advisory Committee (SBAC) meetings and, with the Unit 1 DBURs, elect the BUNC, the Chair, Vice Chair and Alternate Vice Chair.

CBURs serve as the conduit for information from the SBAC and the BUNC to their classification group/committee, and participate in bargaining campaign activities and membership recruitment activities.

California State Bar Members (DLC 850) – Welcome to Local 1000 Leadership

The employees of the California State Bar are the newest represented members of SEIU Local 1000 and will be partaking in Local 1000’s election process for the first time during the 2021 SEIU Local 1000 Leadership elections. State Bar is a welcome addition to the diverse community of this member-led union.

Local 1000 Election Committee

The SEIU Local 1000 Policy File, Division 12 Election Procedures requires the establishment of a member election committee. The primary responsibility is to oversee the election processes and compliance with the Policy File. The following members have been appointed and trained to carry out the leadership responsibilities of their prescribed duties.

Election Committee

Peter Ussery - Committee Chair
Myrna Lim
Samantha Colbert

Protest Committee

Michelle Chargois - Committee Chair
Elsa Wright
Mech Block-Sherles

Your questions, answered

For a list of frequently asked questions, click here.

For any other questions or communications email local1000elections@seiu1000.org