Mar 252015



CUPE 3906 Annual General Meeting

  March 30, 2015  (5:30 PM)
 B105 – DeGroote School of Business


Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 5:30 PM (DeGroote School of Business (DSB) B105).

All executive positions will be up for election. The executive consists of the following positions:  (Description of each position)

– President
– Vice President
– Vice President External
– Secretary Treasurer
– Recording Secretary
– Chief Steward Unit 1
– Chief Steward Unit 2
– Chief Steward Unit 3
– Health and Safety Officer
– Equity Officer
– Benefits and Advocacy Officer
– International Officer
– Undergraduate Officer

All members in good standing may be nominated. A member in good standing is someone that is currently a CUPE member or someone who has been in the past eight (8) months. For unit-specific positions (the three Chief Stewards), only members of that unit may be nominated. For all other positions, members of all three units may be nominated.

As our By-Laws further specify: “The Undergraduate Officer shall be an undergraduate member. The Equity Officer shall be a member of an ‘equity seeking group’ (Appendix B). The International Officer shall be a member who is classified as a non-Canadian citizen.”

Nomination forms are available in the CUPE 3906 office, located in Kenneth Taylor Hall (KTH) B111. Nomination forms will be accepted until the day of the election. The nomination form can be downloaded here. Members may also choose to nominate (or self-nominate) from the floor during the meeting.

The nomination, campaigning, and election of Executive Committee members is governed by the bylaws of CUPE 3906. All terms are for 1 year.

For more information, please contact a staff member ( or Rebecca Collins-Nelsen (

Free food and refreshments will be provided at 5:00 PM.

If you require reimbursement for childcare costs, please email

Mar 082015

Dear members of CUPE 3906,

Over the past week, academic workers of CUPE 3902 (University of Toronto) and CUPE 3903 (York University) have gone out on strike to demand better funding packages for teaching assistants, long-term job security for contract faculty, and justice for international graduate students.

The issues they are fighting on their campuses are the same that we face here at McMaster due to a systematically underfunded post-secondary system in Ontario, and that is why the CUPE 3906 Executive Committee has made it a priority to support our sister locals in their struggles for a fair and just collective agreement.

For more information, you can read our letters of solidarity to CUPE 3902 and to CUPE 3903.


Ryan Sparrow (VP External) and Kevin Barnhorst (Chief Steward Unit 1) on the picket lines at the University of Toronto – Mississauga.


Evan Johnston (Vice President) and Rebecca Collins-Nelsen (President) at the University of Toronto (St. George campus).

In solidarity,
Evan Johnston, Vice President

Mar 032015

The General Membership Meeting (GMM) is the highest decision-making body of our union. All members are encouraged to attend and participate!

Ever been confused by the rules we follow at our GMMs? Then check out our handy ‘Rules of Order’ guide here:

If you wish to add an item to the agenda, please contact the Recording Secretary, Naim Tajvarpoor (

A tentative agenda will be posted soon.

Time  : March 12, 2015. 12:30 PM

Location : Building T13, Room 106