One of our stewards recently attended the 2014 Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions (CGEU) conference. The CGEU (link to facebook page) brings together graduate student unions across North America to discuss common issues of concern and share strategies and best-practice when dealing with university administrators.
The conference attendees amended and adopted a Constitution (CGEU Constitution 2014-08-02) for their member unions, such as ours, to ratify. Our executive has recommended we bring this to membership to vote on at our upcoming executive meeting on October 6th.
We think that this is a great opportunity for CUPE Local 3906 to become a founding member of the CGEU.