Monday, September 9, 2013

Election Guidelines
Faculty Representation Election
Collective Bargaining and Shared Decision Making
October 1

The HSSU-NEA would like to thank all of our faculty colleagues who have given your support to achieve a fair and equal voice within the university.  From the majority of you who signed cards in March asking that Missouri NEA be recognized as your exclusive bargaining representative, to the many of you who have since stepped forward and made a commitment for a successful election, we can only promise that our work will not end with the counting of the ballots on October 1.  The very real work of achieving a collective bargaining agreement begins the next day.  We are prepared for that challenge. 

To ensure a fair election the HSSU-NEA and the Board of Regents have agreed to the services of Edward J. Harrick and Richard L. Horn, recognized arbitrators and mediators, as Election Judges.  About 14 days before the election you will receive a letter through the mail with election details. This same information will be posted at HSSU faculty work areas.

In short, the election on Tuesday, October 1 will take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at two polling places, one on the North Campus and one on the South Campus.  

The secret ballot will read:  I wish to designate Missouri National Education Association to be my exclusive representative for purposes of meeting with representatives of Harris-Stowe State University on matters related to collective bargaining.  You will mark “Yes” or “No” on the ballot.  We want to emphasize this is a secret ballot election.  The only people who know how you vote are the ones you tell.

The ballots will be counted following voting at the end of the day, and the majority of the ballots cast (50% plus 1) will determine the outcome.

The HSSU-NEA has worked hard to secure a fair and democratic election for the faculty.  We encourage everyone to exercise your right to vote on October 1.

Please contact the HSSU-NEA with any questions you may have.

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