Monday, September 23 - Tuesday, October 8
Open positions this year:
1-year Representative positions (through October 2020): 35 positions.
2-year Executive Board positions (through October 2021): President; Secretary; and two at-large Executive Board members.
(The other four Executive Board positions will be up for election in October 2020.)
You must be a SHARE member to vote or to nominate someone. You must have been a SHARE member for at least 6 months prior to the election to run for a SHARE leadership position.
Descriptions of the different roles
Below are brief descriptions of the roles of Union Reps and Executive Board Members.
SHARE Reps: There is a Union Rep for up to 50 SHARE members. A Rep is a contact person for their area. Union Reps get training from SHARE to move information between co-workers and union leadership. Reps are elected for a 1-year term.
SHARE Executive Board Members: Executive Board members have responsibility for the whole union. They make decisions about the direction of our union and participate in contract negotiations.
If you want to talk about what it would be like to be a SHARE Rep or to be on the Executive Board, or if you have other questions, please call the SHARE office at 508-929-4020, or talk to someone you know who is involved with SHARE.
To run for Union Rep or Executive Board Member
1. You must be nominated in writing by a SHARE member (either a co-worker or yourself).
2. You must have been a dues-paying SHARE member for at least 6 months prior to the election.
3. Current SHARE Reps who wish to continue to be Reps need to be nominated again this year.
To nominate someone for Union Rep or Executive Board Member
1. You must be a dues-paying SHARE member.
2. Please send written nominations:
by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
by fax to (508) 929-4040; or
by U.S. mail to SHARE, 50 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604.
3. Nominations should include:
the name, department and phone number of the person being nominated;
the position for which they are being nominated; and
the name and phone number of the person submitting the nomination.
4. Nominations must arrive at the SHARE office by October 8. We cannot accept late nominations.
If you are nominated for Union Rep or Executive Board Member
After the close of the nomination period, all nominees will be offered the opportunity to decline the nomination. Anyone who does not decline is then a candidate. If there are more candidates than positions to fill, then we will have an election the week of October 28. Otherwise, the nominees are considered elected. You will be notified about whether any elections are contested.