Candidate statements for the upcoming election.
The 2020 Local 2019 Elections are here! A ballot for contested positions will be mailed to your home address with a pre-addressed, stamped envelope. Further instructions will be included with the ballot.
Ballots due: Thursday, June 26, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Executive Board Member at Large (2 years term)
My name is Lindsay Edelman and I’m running for the Executive Board Member at Large. From attending Union meetings during COVID-19, I’ve seen advocacy of worker’s rights, the push for modernization, and a devoted, experienced team. I’ve also seen a lack of union involvement from my generation and newer employees, which represent the majority of the workforce. Each generation has made a significant contribution to its labor force, and I hope to do the same. My goal is to learn from well-experienced leaders and share the millennial perspective in decision-making. It would be an honor to represent your voice.
I am running for re-election of my E-Board seat. During these past 2 years I have served as a member on the E-Board. I hope to continue to serve where I can be a voice for members who represent the 2013 pension plan, as well as for Electrical Engineers who we’ve had a hard time recruiting and retaining.
I have been with the District Since May 1997 and accepted my nomination to serve a 2 year Executive Board Member term to ensure the majority of our union members are represented adequately. With an experience of over 6 years serving as Executive Board Member for Local 2019, I feel very qualified to fulfill this honor and promise to do my best to execute my duties in the interest of our union brothers and sisters. I believe the union can work effectively together with the management of EBMUD to provide safer, fairer, and mutually beneficial wages and benefits for all.
AFSCME International Virtual Convention Delegates
I became active in our Union in 1997. Since then I’ve been: steward, Chief Steward, Executive Board member, 1st Vice-President, and contract negotiating team member in 2003, 2011, and 2017. As a steward I’ve worked continuously and effectively for 20+ years to protect your workplace rights.
Being a delegate at the International Convention will be a valuable experience. If you elect me as a delegate, the knowledge I gain will benefit the Union as we deal with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I would be honored if you vote for me. Thank you.