Congratulations to Ismael Traore, a Unit 2 (sessional faculty member) in Sociology, and the winner of the 2014-15 Mike Skinner Activist Award. The award is given annually to a CUPE 3906 member who displays progressive activism on social justice issues in the broader community, and is named after Mike Skinner, a former long-time staff representative with Local 3906. Ismael has … Read More
Congratulations to our 2014-15 Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant Award winners: Duha Al-Sajee (Health Sciences), Ali Mohammad Rabea (Engineering), Madeline Mant (Social Sciences), Sepideh Ebrahimi (DeGroote School of Business), and Natashya Wall (Science). Thanks for all of the hard-work and dedication to your students. These awards are determined based on nominations from both students and the professors that our TAs work for. … Read More
CUPE 3906 Annual General Meeting March 30, 2015 (5:30 PM) B105 – DeGroote School of Business Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 5:30 PM (DeGroote School of Business (DSB) B105). All executive positions will be up for election. The executive consists of the following positions: (Description of each position) – President … Read More
Thank you to the members who attended our General Membership Meeting (GMM) this month!
CUPE 3906 has celebrated an International Women’s Day with a Cake on March 6, 2015.
Dear members of CUPE 3906, Over the past week, academic workers of CUPE 3902 (University of Toronto) and CUPE 3903 (York University) have gone out on strike to demand better funding packages for teaching assistants, long-term job security for contract faculty, and justice for international graduate students. The issues they are fighting on their campuses are the same that we face … Read More
The General Membership Meeting (GMM) is the highest decision-making body of our union. All members are encouraged to attend and participate! Ever been confused by the rules we follow at our GMMs? Then check out our handy ‘Rules of Order’ guide here: http://cupe3906.org/files/2015/02/CUPE3906_RO.pdf If you wish to add an item to the agenda, please contact the Recording Secretary, Naim Tajvarpoor … Read More
Dear CUPE 3906 members, The Mike Skinner Activist 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 value of this year’s award is $500 to one person (or committee), an award certificate and an inscription … Read More
At many Ontario universities, over half of all courses are taught by contract faculty who don’t have job security, fair wages or access to benefits. Help us fight for better academic jobs. Share your experience as an Ontario contract faculty member using the form below. Your picture and response may be used in the We Teach Ontario campaign. Your story … Read More
A conference organized by the CUPE 3906 Political Action Committee Date: March 17th, 2015 Time: 9 – 5pm Location: MUSC 318 Featuring: Rita Samson, Educational Officer with the Ontario Human Rights Commission Keynote: Dr Rachel McKinnon, philosophy professor and trans activist Free lunch and refreshments will be provided. SCHEDULE (Click here to download a PDF version) 9:00 – 9:30: Registration and … Read More