CTU staff provided these comprehensive answers to important questions raised by delegates during the February 8, 2023 House of Delegates meeting.
On October 18 and 19, 2022 remote nominations meetings will be held for citywide functional groups that have delegate vacancies. If there are more candidates nominated on October 18 than vacant positions, an electronic election will be held on October 24 and 25, 2022. If there are more candidates nominated on October 19 than vacant positions, an electronic election will be held on October 26 and 27, 2022.
This resolution calls for the Union to emphasize recruitment of new educators by members at all levels of the Union. The House of Delegates overwhelmingly ratified the resolution at its December 8, 2021 monthly meeting.
On November 1 and 4, 2021 remote nominations meetings will be held for citywide functional groups that have delegate vacancies. If there are more candidates than vacant positions, an electronic election will be held on November 8, 9, 11 and 12, 2021.
For the end of the three year delegate term this January, the CTU held nomination meetings for delegate positions in citywide representative units. This included PSRP and clinician positions for both district and charter schools. The number of members nominated for each representative unit did not exceed the number of positions. So, none of the nominations were contested and elections were not necessary. The names of these new delegates are listed below for each representative unit.
The terms of office of current delegates will end on January 31, 2021. This means that all school delegates as well as other active member delegates, such as PSRP delegates, clinician delegates, etc. will need to conduct remote elections in their functional groups in order to be seated at the February House of Delegates meeting on February 3, 2021.
The Rules and Elections Committee has determined these procedures for conducting elections to fill citywide delegate vacancies while in-person meetings are not possible.
It is essential that every school and citywide functional group have a delegate at this critical time, as we continue to negotiate work conditions during the pandemic.
The CTU Executive Board approved supplemental procedures for conducting remote delegate elections to fill vacancies when elections cannot be held in person. Members at schools or in functional groups that have appointed delegates may also request a remote delegate election.
Last week the CTU Executive Board approved the procedure to fill delegate vacancies during the pandemic.
CTU delegates were sent this message with the goal of ensuring that organizing continues, even as members work remotely.