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Election Committee The Election Committee is elected by the Delegate Assembly.  Under article viii, section 3a of the PSC Constitution the Election Committee shall:

draft rules and requirements for elections and the filling of vacancies to be considered for adoption by the Delegate Assembly, conduct elections of the Professional Staff Congress, review and make recommendations to the Delegate Assembly regarding disputed elections, and conduct referenda authorized under Article XIII, Section 5.

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ELECTION RULES

Click here for election rules (revised and passed by the Delegate Assembly, January, 2009).

2011 ELECTIONS

Click here for a schedule and list of chapters up for election in April (and election and nomination procedures).

2010 ELECTIONS

On Wednesday, May 12, the PSC Elections Committee certified the results of the Spring 2010 chapter elections.  Elections were scheduled for 16 chapters, but at two (the Brooklyn and Queens EOC chapters), there was no contest because no candidates filed to run.  At eleven campuses, slates or candidates ran uncontested.  There were three contested elections: the HEO chapter, Medgar Evers College and Kingsborough CC.  The incumbent slate won in the HEO election (New Caucus) and at KCC (Faculty First).  The New Caucus at MEC defeated the incumbent College Alliance at Medgar Evers.  The winning candidates in all the chapter elections assume office ten working days after certification -- Wednesday, May 26. 

The results for chapter chair in the three contested elections:

  • HEO:  Iris DeLutro (New Caucus) - 590/ Fred Brodzinski (HEOs United) - 224

  • KCC:  Rina Yarmish (Faculty First) - 228/ Susan Farrell (New Caucus) - 184

  • MEC: Clinton Crawford (New Caucus) - 77/ Edward Catapane (College Alliance) - 61

Click here for the count of the three contested elections (all positions) by the American Arbitration Association.

The newly elected chapter chairs

College Name Slate
Bronx EOC Frank Munoz No slate
CSI Vasilios Petratos* New Caucus
Hunter Campus Schools David Towber* Hunter campus
HEO Iris DeLutro New Caucus
KCC Rina Yarmish* Faculty First
Lehman Helene Silverman* Fusion Academics
Manhattan CC Rebecca Hill* New Caucus
MEOC Karen Berry MEOC Slate
Medgar Evers Clinton Crawford New Caucus at MEC
NYCCT Bob Cermele* New Caucus
QCC Judith Barbanel* New Caucus
Registrars Jane Zweig No Slate
Research Foundation Anthony Dixon* No Slate
Retirees Jim Perlstein Retiree Caucus

*Incumbent

PSC-CUNY APRIL '09 ELECTIONS. 

New Caucus Wins.  The PSC Election committee certified results of the April elections at it meeting on Thursday, May 14.  New Caucus candidates won in all races by approximately 62% to 38% and will assume office effective June 1.  The New Caucus was the incumbent slate.  Click here for complete results.

For candidate information (slates. bios, statements), go to the  March/April issue of Clarion.

ELECTION -- DELEGATES TO AAUP ANNUAL MEETING -- JUNE 2008

Ballots were counted by the American Arbitration Association on Wednesday, June 4th.  The entire New Caucus slate was elected.  The results:

NEW CAUCUS

Barbara Bowen 404*
Steve London 393*
Mike Fabricant 396*
Arthurine DeSola 397*
Cecelia McCall 400*
Iris DeLutro 388*
George Walters 386*
James Davis 391*
Stanley Aronowitz 392*
Anne Friedman 402*
Marcia Newfield 396*
Susan O'Malley 396*

Lenore Beaky 398*
Steve Leberstein 402*
Kathleen Barker 389*

NEW DIRECTION

Fred Brodzinski 140
Mona Fabricant 139
Gordon Bassen 127
Paula Wiest 135
Sheila Beck 126
Kitty Bateman
131
Edward Camp 134
Thomas H. Smith 127
Reuvain Zahavy 128
Anthony Kolios 118

Slate votes:  New Caucus - 369, New Direction - 111.

*Elected

SPECIAL ELECTION FOR ALTERNATE DA DELEGATE FOR RETIREES CHAPTER - Ballots were counted in the PSC office on Friday, June 6th. The results:

John Donoghue – 495
Cecelia McCall – 441

2008 PSC-CUNY CHAPTER ELECTIONS

Half of the PSC’s chapters were up for election this spring. Ballots were counted on April 29 and the results certified by the union’s Election Committee on May 6. All but one of the eleven chapter elections were uncontested. New Caucus slates ran uncontested and won at the following chapters: Brooklyn, Bronx, CLT, John Jay, LaGuardia, Queens, and York.  At Hunter, all New Caucus candidates won as did one individual who ran independently for an open delegate slot. Also victorious were the uncontested Fusion slate at Baruch, the Renewal slate at Central Office, and the Justice/Justicia slate at Hostos. At CCNY there was a contested election between the New Caucus and Faculty First slates.  In a close election, the New Caucus won the chapter chair position, and the Faculty First slate won a majority of the chapter executive committee.

Click here for a complete list of all the new chapter officers and here for a complete breakdown of the voting for the Hunter and CCNY elections as counted by the American Arbitration Association.

The following is a list of all Chapters that held elections in the spring 2008: 

  • Baruch College
  • Bronx Community College
  • Brooklyn College
  • City College
  • College Lab Technicians
  • CUNY Central Office
  • Graduate School
  • Hostos Community College
  • Hunter College
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • LaGuardia Community College
  • Queens College
  • York College

In each of the chapters below, voters elected the Chapter Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, four Officers-At-Large, Delegates to the Delegate Assembly (in addition to the Chapter Chairperson who shall automatically be the initial delegate to the Delegate Assembly) and Alternates to the Delegate Assembly according to the following listing:

Chapter Members Delegates Alternates Petition Signatures Required
Baruch 630 Chair + 5 4 25
Bronx CC 444 Chair + 3 4 25
Brooklyn 738 Chair + 6 5 25
CCNY 591 Chair + 5 4 25
College Lab Technicians 524 Chair + 4 4 25
CUNY Central Office 180 Chair + 1 2 25
Graduate School 246 Chair + 1 2 25
Hostos CC 242 Chair + 1 2 25
Hunter 863 Chair + 7 5 25
John Jay 646 Chair + 5 4 25
LaGuardia CC 624 Chair + 5 4 25
Queens 951 Chair + 9 5 25
York 307 Chair + 2 3 25

In addition each of the chapters above elected two members to the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council (except the Graduate School and Hostos which will elect one each).

2007 PSC-CUNY CHAPTER ELECTIONS

Special Elections | "Incumbents Big Winners in Elections" | Complete List of 2007 Elected Chapter Officers

SPECIAL ELECTIONS

Registrars Chapter Election

►Ballots counted Tuesday, October 2, 2007.  Elected: Fred Matcovsky, Chair; Jane Zweig, Vice Chair. 

Manhattan EOC Chapter Election

►Nominating petitions will be available on Monday, August 27, 2007.
►Nominating petitions must be returned at the PSC office by 5 PM on Monday, September 24, 2007.
►Ballots will be mailed to members on Thursday, October 4, 2007
►Ballots must be returned by 5 PM on Monday, November 5, 2007.
►Ballots will be counted at 10 AM on Tuesday, November 6, 2007.

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INCUMBENTS BIG WINNERS IN ELECTIONS

On Friday, May 4, the PSC Elections Committee certified 2007 election results for all of the chapters listed on the chart below (with the exception of Manhattan EOC and Registrars, from which the PSC received no candidate petitions).

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) counted the ballots in the three contested elections -- BMCC, HEOs and KBCC.  Incumbents won handily in each of those elections.  Click below to see the certified results.

The PSC counted ballots in-house for all of the elections for which there were no contested positions as of March 7, 2007, the deadline for candidates to submit petitions.  However, in one case, Brooklyn EOC, a write-in campaign prevailed.  The Brooklyn EOC results, plus a listing of ballots mailed and ballots received (votes) for all elections can be viewed by clicking here.

In each of the Chapters listed below (except Manhattan EOC and Registrars), voters elected the Chapter Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, up to four Officers-at-Large, Delegates to the Delegate Assembly (in addition to the
Chapter Chairperson, who shall automatically be the initial delegate to the Delegate Assembly) and Alternates to the Delegate Assembly according to the following listing. (See below for election rules on certification of elections.) 

Click here for names and offices of all those elected.

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Chapter Total Members Delegates Alternates Petition signatures required
Bronx EOC 16 Chair 1 4
B'klyn EOC 43 Chair 1 11
College of S.I. 536 Chair + 4 4 25
Hunter Campus Schools 77 Chair 1 19
HEOs 1897 Chair + 18 5 25
Kingsborough* 671 Chair + 6 5 25
Lehman 503 Chair + 4 4 25
Manhattan CC 835 Chair + 7 5 25
Manhattan EOC 43 Chair 1 11
Medgar Evers 235 Chair + 1 2 25
NYC Tech 709 Chair + 6 5 25
Queens EOC 11 Chair 1 3
Queensborough 639 Chair + 5 4 25
Registrars 11 Chair 1 3
Research Foundation 88 Chair 1 22
Retirees 2266 Chair + 3 4 25

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The dates for Spring 2007 elections were:

  • February 5, 2007 – Nominating petitions will be available
  • March 5, 2007 – Nominating petitions must be received
  • April 2, 2007 – Ballots will be mailed
  • April 26, 2007 – Ballots must be received
  • April 27, 2007 – Ballots will be counted

Eligibility to vote.  Article III, Section 5a of the PSC constitution stipulates:

No person shall be permitted to vote in any general election or referendum who has not been a member in good standing for at least four (4) months prior to the date for the mailing of ballots.

To vote in the Spring 2007 chapter elections, one must be a member in good standing by Friday, December 1, 2006.

Certification of Elections:  As stipulated by Section V, part I of the election rules:

The Elections Committee will meet no sooner than five (5) nor later than ten (10) working days after the count either to certify the election results or to recommend action on challenges.  Any challenge to an election must be made in writing to the Elections Committee within five (5) working days of the counting of the ballots.  Should the claimant wish to challenge the decision of the Committee, he or she shall appeal to the Delegate Assembly, which shall render a final decision.

Click here for election rules.

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2007 AAUP Delegate Election. Results in the election for delegates to the 2007 AAUP annual meeting:

*Barbara Bowen 323
*Steve London 319
*Mike Fabricant 317
*Arthurine Desola 314
*Cecelia McCall 320
*Iris Delutro 311
*George Walters 307
*James Davis 310
*Stanley Aronowitz 320
*Anne Friedman 319
*Marcia Newfield 314
*Susan O'Malley 323
*Lenore Beaky 322
*Steve Leberstein 318
*Patrick Lloyd 305
Fred Brodzinski 54

* Candidates elected

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2006 PSC-CUNY ELECTIONS

Incumbent New Caucus Slate Wins

On April 25, 2006, the American Arbitration Association counted ballots in the unionwide election to choose the PSC’s principal officers and the rest of its Executive Council. The incumbent New Caucus slate won every contest, defeating the CUNY Alliance with an average of 54% of the vote. PSC President Barbara Bowen was re-elected with 3,201 out of 5,856 votes. Click here to see the AAA results for all positions.  The Summer '06 Clarion has more detailed coverage of the election results which you can read by clicking here.

Election Committee Rules Against
CUNY Alliance Challenge

On May 2, 2006, the CUNY Alliance filed a challenge to the PSC Election Committee.  The Election Committee heard the challenge and issued a seven-page decision/report, dated 5/15/05,  denying the challenge and certifying the election.  Click here to read the decision.  The CUNY Alliance then appealed to the PSC Delegate Assembly, stating new grounds for its protest.  Click here to read the Election Committee response to these new grounds. The PSC Delegate Assembly, when it met on Thursday, May 25th, affirmed the Election Committee's decision/report and certification of the election results.

AFT Dismisses CUNY Alliance Challenge

Subsequently, the CUNY Alliance filed a challenge with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the parent federation of the PSC.  Article VI, Section 14(b) of the AFT constitution gives the AFT Executive Council authority to investigate where a local election "appears to have been conducted in violation of the local or state federation constitution, the AFT Constitution or applicable federal law."  The AFT reviewed the CUNY Alliance's charges and the PSC's response.  In a letter dated August 28, 2006 and signed by Secretary-Treasurer Nat LaCour, the AFT determined that "there is insufficient basis to conduct a full investigation under the AFT Constitution" and that "the challenges filed by the Alliance should be dismissed."  (Click here to read the full text of the AFT letter from Nat LaCour responding to the CUNY Alliance election challenge.)

U.S. Dept. of Labor Rejects Complaint

In June 2007, the federal Department of Labor dismissed an appeal by PSC members affiliated with the CUNY Alliance, a caucus within the union, alleging violations in the way the 2006 elections for the PSC leadership were conducted. After availing itself of the established appeals process, taking the its challenge to the PSC  Elections Committee, the PSC Delegate Assembly and the AFT. the CUNY Alliance asked the U.S. Department of Labor for a ruling. At each level that the complaint was rejected, the DOL conducted an exhaustive investigation before deciding to take no action on the complaint. Democratic union structures are a source of strength, and the PSC is pleased that its elections are open to scrutiny and a process for challenges, and also pleased that the 2006 election has been found to be fair several times over.

GO TO:  Election Committee | 2007 Chapter Elections |
| 2007 AAUP Delegate Election | 2007 Special Elections |
| 2006 PSC-CUNY Election |

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