NOTICE OF ELECTION Executive Board and Stewards Council Elections


     Notice of Local 6100 Election


The MATC Part-Time Teachers’ Union will hold elections to fill the positions of President, Vice-president, Treasurer and Secretary.  Elections will also be held for the following steward positions, at each of the following campuses: Truax (seat C), Downtown, Watertown, Portage, and the Off-Campus steward.  The election will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  Successful candidates will take office and assume their positions on May 7, 2014.  Elected officials will serve a (2) two year term. 


Additionally, the May 6, 2014 election will seek to fill the mid-term* vacancy for the Fort Atkinson steward position.  The successful candidate will take office and assume the position on May 8, 2014. 


*These position will be for the duration of one (1) year, fulfilling the remainder of the original two (2) year term.


To be eligible to run for office, a person must be an AFT Local 6100 member in good standing for a period of one year prior to the date of the election.  If you have any question about your union standing please feel free to contact the union office:  608-243-4680


Nomination papers require the signatures of five (5) members of Local 6100.  Union staff is available to assist you verifying eligibility of faculty members.  The nomination papers must be received by the Election Chair, Laura Turzynski, at MATC Part-time Teachers’ Union, Local 6100, Truax Campus, Mail Code #827, 1701 Wright Street, Madison 53704 by April 1, 2014.  Nomination papers can be requested from the union office: 608-243-4680


For more information regarding the responsibilities of these positions and job descriptions please contact the union office: 608-243-4680


Qualified members interested in running for these positions may call the union office for additional information, 608-243-4680.


In solidarity,


Laura Turzynski,

Local 6100 Election Chair

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