Executive Nominations for 2015-16

Brad WalchukGeneral

Dear 3906 members,

If you are interested in improving the wages, working conditions, and job security for the nearly 3,500 Teaching Assistants (and Research Assistants in lieu), Sessional Faculty, Hourly Rated Music Faculty, and Post-doctoral Fellows here at McMaster University, consider running for a position in your union — CUPE 3906!

At our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on March 30 at 5:30pm in DeGroote School of Business (DSB) B105, all executive positions will be up for election. The executive consists of the following positions:

  • 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

For a description of each position, click here.All members in good standing may be nominated. Members in good standing are those who are currently members of Local 3906 or who have been in the previous 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’ (ByLaws, 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. Members may also choose to nominate (or self-nominate) from the floor during the meeting. An electronic version of the form is available: Executive Nomination Form

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

For more information, please contact a staff member (cupe3906@mcmaster.ca) or Rebecca Collins-Nelsen (president@cupe3906.org).