November 2020 Advocate: Nominations open for AFT 1493 officers


Nominations open for AFT 1493 officers; Postponed elections to take place in November

In November, AFT 1493 will be holding elections for local officers for the next two years and nominations for our elected offices are now open. (Although elections for union officers usually take place in the spring, the elections were postponed to the fall due to Covid.)

Have you ever considered running for a union position and taking an active role in the organization that represents the interests of all faculty in this district? Would you like to contribute to the process of making some positive changes for faculty in this district?

We are accepting nominations for the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, a Chairperson for each Chapter, an Executive Committee Member for each Chapter, and a Part-Time Representative for each Chapter. Note that our local has three chapters: Cañada, CSM, and Skyline. Also note that, according to our constitution, each elected position may be held by one or two faculty members (for example, there may be one Vice-President, or two Co-Vice-Presidents). If two faculty members wish to share a position, they must run together for such position and the position (not each faculty member) will have one vote on the Executive Committee.

You may make a nomination by email or by announcing it at our union’s November 4th membership meeting, to be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at this Zoom link. You can nominate yourself or another union member or members.

To make a nomination by email, please email our local’s Secretary, Jessica Silver-Sharp ( or your Chapter Chair. Chapter Chair names and email addresses are as follows:

Please include the name(s) of the nominee and the position(s) you are nominating for. The nomination period will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4th.

Our officer elections will be conducted by mail in November. Please be sure that you have an updated mailing address on file with the District in order to participate.