As you may already know, our Unit 2 members (Sessional Instructors, Hourly-Rated Sessional Music Faculty, and MELD Sessional Instructors) are entering collective bargaining this summer, with their contract expiring on August 31st.
With every round of collective bargaining comes the need for member mobilization, which requires a lot of additional work extending outreach to members and connecting with them one-to-one, in small groups, and in larger settings. In the past, the local has used external hires to take on a lot of this work. This year, we would like to first extend the opportunity to our members.
This position will be treated as a book-off, meaning it will be compensated at the rate of a graduate TA appointment ($44.07 per hour). Accordingly, the position will come with a general expectation of approximately 10hrs/week of work, understanding that this will fluctuate from week-to-week based on where we are in the bargaining process. Also, members may be eligible to be booked off from their regular employment duties where such Collective Agreement provisions apply. We expect the contract to end at the time that members ratify a new agreement.
This book-off will be open only to CUPE 3906 Members. Experience as a Unit 2 member (or sessional faculty elsewhere) will be considered an asset, though not a requirement. Unit 1 members who hold TA/RA in lieu contracts simultaneously with this one may be able to substitute this contract for their Unit 1 work.
Other relevant experience in bargaining, mobilizing/organizing, and outreach would be valuable for this position. Under the current circumstances, a willingness and ability to conduct telephone canvassing and electronic outreach (including via Zoom, Skype, or equivalent) is specifically needed.
For a complete description of the position and its duties, as well as instructions on how to apply, click here.
The CUPE 3906 Executive Committee