We are having a General Membership Meeting, or GMM, on Tuesday September 29th at 5:00 p.m. in TSH B-105. A free pizza dinner from Basilique will be provided, as well as drinks. There are a number of important happenings at this meeting, including a presentation and debate of, and voting on, the 2015-16 operating budget, as well as the election of a new President and a new Treasurer. In addition, we are electing a Unit 1 bargaining committee.
The Unit 1 collective agreement expires on August 31, 2016 and the Unit 1 bargaining committee will be responsible for helping to re-negotiate a collective agreement, aided by the support of the union’s staff. Your collective agreement is a democratically decided employment contract that covers all TAs and RAs (in lieu), and includes a variety of rights and benefits, including wages, hours of work, benefits, sick days, and working conditions. Collective bargaining is the process by which we are able to make improvements to the existing collective agreement. The elected bargaining committee plays a key role in this process. The time commitment is minimal over the fall and winter, though it picks up in the spring. There are up to eight elected positions on the committee, each which pays $300 per month. The positions will be active for approximately 12 months.
More information on the vacant executive positions (President and Treasurer) can be found here.
We hope to see you next Tuesday at 5:00 pm in TSH B-105. If you have questions in the meantime, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org