Dear CUPE Local 3906 members,
As you likely know, the provincial election is taking place on Thursday, June 7th, and it is expected to be the closest election in years. Information about voting, polling locations, ID requirements, and the like is available here: https://www.elections.on.ca/en.html
We won’t presume to tell you who to vote for, but we will say that a lot is at stake on issues that are important to graduate students and precariously employed academics, most notably affordable tuition, equal pay for Sessional Faculty, and the creation of more stable and secure academic jobs. So too is an ongoing commitment to a $15/hr minimum wage, something that your Union has long supported.
CUPE Ontario has highlighted the three major parties positions on a variety of issues. You can access the hyperlink here.
The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, a body representing over 17,000 faculty at 29 different faculty associations, has created a document that specifically analyzes post-secondary issues.
This election will go a long way in determining what the next four years will look like in Ontario, and we encourage all members who are legally eligible to vote to get out there and do so.
Angie Perez, President, CUPE Local 3906