Want to get involved in the union more? Check the following committees/working groups for more information regarding the activities you can take part in:

Stewards Committee
Executive Committee
Political Action Committee

International Committee
Equity Action Committee
Women’s Committee
Benefits Committee
Communications Committee
Indigenous Solidarity Working Group


Stewards Commiteee

This is a crucial union position. Each department has at least one steward who provides a direct link between the executive and the membership. The Stewards Committee helps to inform members in their department of the happenings of the Union, and serve as a resource to answer questions within their department about working conditions, benefits, etc. To see the list of current Departmental Stewards, please refer to this page.

You can contact our chief steward to get more information about departmental stewards.

 

Executive Committee

Executive officers are elected members of the union and are responsible for steering the local in the right direction and the overall operation of the local. These are paid positions. There are 13 such positions, with a variety of responsibilities attached to them. You can check the list of executive officers and our staff representatives here. Check the vacant positions if you are interested in participating in the executive committee.

 

Political Action Committee (PAC)

A semi-autonomous committee committed to extending solidarity to the rest of the labour and social-justice community in Hamilton and beyond.

Interested in participating in / knowing about PAC?  email PAC chair

 

International Committee

The International Committee primarily serves members that are non-citizens, and provides a forum for building community, making new friends, discussing common interests, and talking about life, work, and studies as an International Student.  The Committee focuses on issues such as immigration, but also has a lot of fun, including craft nights, move nights, and sharing international cuisine. Please Darko for more information.

 

Equity Action Committee (EAC)

EAC is another semi-autonomous committee working towards Equity Seeking Groups in our union and the Hamilton area. The chair of the EAC is our Equity Officer. Please email him/her for more information.

 

Women’s Committee

Our newly launched Women’s Committee helps to promote gender equity in the workplace, on campus, and in the Hamilton Community.  It is open to all women and trans identified members of the local. They engage in variety of activities related to achieving equity for women and trans people, especially in male-dominated spaces. If interested, please email the President.

 

Benefits Committee

Chaired by the Benefits and Advocacy Officer, Benefits Committee work to administer benefits related tasks. Please email the Benefits & Advocacy Officer for more information and joining this committee. This important committee helps to determine eligibility and entitlement to a variety of benefits plans administrated by or contracted to the Union, including the Dental Plan, the Health Care Spending Account, and the Unit 2 Professional Development Fund

 

Communications Committee

This committee is responsible for the production and distribution of The Ally (our local’s magazine), creating posters for meetings, and updating  and maintaining the local’s online presence. The Communications committee works to get the word out about CUPE 3906. The chair of this committee is the Vice President. Please email the VP for more information and participating in this committee. You can send your articles/pictures/poems to be printed in The Ally.