Rants and Raves – a social mixer and open house

Political Action CommitteeGeneral, Political Action

Interested in kicking back to kick off your reading week? Meeting fellow members of the flying squad, or mingling with other politically minded folks? The Political Action Committee invites everyone to join us for a fabulous and free evening of live music, dub poetry, local art, and a potluck dinner! Wednesday, February 16th, Wentworth Lounge (next to the Phoenix), doors … Read More

Call for Testimonies: Forum on Graduate and Undergraduate Dis/ability Supports at McMaster

Maria MustafaEquity, General

Members of CUPE 3906’s Equity Action Committee (EAC) have identified a campus-wide need to engage in a conversation about gaps in dis/ability support at McMaster. We are using the term ‘dis/ability’ in order to disrupt the more common, pathologizing understanding of ‘disability.’ Our use of this term is also intended to be as open as possible, so as to explicitly … Read More

Steward’s Council – February 8th

Nancy MacBainGeneral, News, Unit 1

Greetings fellow stewards. As the current Unit 1 contract expires in a few months, this seems a good time to think about how we as stewards can contribute to the collective bargaining process. To that end, we are calling a Stewards Council meeting for February 8th 5:00-7:30 Wentworth Lounge (right beside the Phoenix) Right now we envision a three-point agenda … Read More

Community Delegation at USW 1005 Picket Line

Nancy MacBainGeneral, News, Political Action

Saturday January 15th – 11:00-3:00 Meet at King St. and Bay St. at 10:35 am to take the HSR bus with the delegation or Wilcox St. Factory Gate on corner with Burlington St. E. (see map) any time after 11:00 am. If you can’t make it for the whole shift, come for what you can! For more information on the lockout, visit … Read More

Your Unit 1 Benefits Are Changing

Maria MustafaGeneral

Unit 1 members approved a new Unit 1 Benefits Model at the December General Membership meeting.  The new benefits model will take effect on January 1, 2011. Please read this annoucement carefully.  The new Unit 1 benefits model will have a significant impact on benefits claims procedures and, depending on when you make your claim, the amount of money you may … Read More

Welcome Party, Friday, Sept 24, 7-11pm @The Staircase Theater

Maria MustafaGeneral

Dear new and returning CUPE 3906 members, Please join us this Friday from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at the Staircase Theater (1 block north of Dundurn and King) for an evening of Rock Band (XBOX), dancing, and live performances as we kick off the new academic year and celebrate the launch of the latest issue of our CUPE Quarterly magazine. The … Read More

Calling All Creative Artists and Writers

Maria MustafaGeneral

CUPE 3906 is seeking to publish short pieces of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and artwork in the upcoming fall issue of our print and online magazine. This issue will be directed at welcoming and introducing new and returning union members to our local by showcasing the creative talents of union members here at 3906. Prose submissions should range up to 750 … Read More

CUPE 3906 Condemns Arrests and Detention of 900 G20 Protesters

Nancy MacBainGeneral, News

The following statement was sent to the Movement Legal Defense Committee (NOTE: the number of reported arrests increased to 900 after the drafting of this statement): I am writing on behalf of CUPE 3906, representing over 3000 academic workers at McMaster University, to condemn the arrest, detention and abuse of nearly 500 G20 protesters. Reports from the Movement Defense Committee?s … Read More

Website Calendar Temporarily Out-of-Service

Nancy MacBainCommunications, General, News

Some people may have noticed that the website was down for a short period yesterday. We were undergoing some routine software upgrades that have temporarily rendered the Events Calendar incompatible. A fix is expected to arise in the next few days, and the calendar will be restored at that time. Sorry for any inconvenience! Alex