Upcoming Events–Day of Mourning and May Day

Mary Ellen CampbellUncategorized

You are invited to two upcoming Hamilton labour events! The International Day of Mourning for Workers killed and Injured on the job (April 28th), and May Day (May 1st), the global celebration of workers’ power.  Details below! Day of Mourning 2024 May Day 2024

Support Graduate Research Workers at UBC

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Last year CUPE Local 2278 had a campaign to unionize graduate research assistants. Despite thousands of UBC student workers expressing their desire for change by signing union cards, UBC has failed to recognize their rights as workers. The decision on this from the labour relations board is expected April 30th.  Local 2278 is looking for support from other unionized workers, … Read More

Winter 2024 end-of-semester update

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Dear Sessionals, Congratulations, we’ve nearly reached the end of the semester. This is our end-of-the-semester update. Below you will see information about post-contract work, the large class supplemental payment, health care spending, professional development fund access, and information about employment insurance. Final payment The final pay of the semester will arrive in your account on Friday April 19th and will cover the period from … Read More

Unit 2 (Sessionals) Bargaining Priorities Meeting

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Dear Sessionals, As you know, your collective agreement expires on August 31, 2024. You recently received a bargaining survey to help identify your key priorities for our upcoming negotiations. Your elected bargaining team has been reviewing the results of this survey and identifying key priorities based on your responses. This is ultimately your collective agreement and needs to reflect your voice. Your bargaining … Read More

April GMM – April 11, 1 pm in MUSC 311/13

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Our next General Membership Meeting (GMM) will be in person on April 11 in MUSC 311/313 starting at 1pm. No pre-registration is required; registration will occur at the door to verify membership. At the meeting, we will be electing an Undergraduate Officer position on our executive committee. The position is open to all members in good-standing who have not have … Read More

Upcoming Bylaws Committee Meeting

Brad WalchukUncategorized

The bylaws committee will meet on April 10 at noon. Only members elected to the committee may attend, but any 3906 member may submit recommendations and bylaw changes for consideration. Please send any proposed bylaw changes or recommendations to our VP, Mason, at vicepresident@cupe3906.org in advance of the meeting. The current version of the bylaws is here: https://cupe3906.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/501/2023/11/L3906-bylaws-ratified-changes-March-2023-and-approved-November-2023.pdf  

Mike Skinner Award Nominations

Brad WalchukUncategorized

The Mike Skinner Award is a member-mandated award offered by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3906 on an annual basis. Its title honours long-time labour activist and former CUPE 3906 Staff Member Mike Skinner. The recipient of the Mike Skinner Award may have been involved in the following possible issues over the course of their time with CUPE … Read More

Unit 2 Professional Development Fund Deadline: April 10th

Brad WalchukUncategorized

This is a reminder to please submit your Professional Development Application by April 10th. All sessionals can claim $200 per 3 unit course to a max of $1000 per academic year for the purpose of professional development. You can find the forms and information here: https://cupe3906.org/sessionals-unit-2/professional-development-fund-unit-2/. Please send all of your applications to Benefits@cupe3906.org.