Next PAC Meeting January 10, 2011 at 4pm in CUPE office

Political Action CommitteeNews, Political Action

Happy New Year folks!  The Political Action Committee will be having our first meeting of the (calendar) year this coming Monday, January 10 at 4pm in the CUPE office.  If the office is occuppied there will be signs posted to let folks know where we are (though most likely we’ll be just around the corner at the tables in the … Read More

Support SEIU Members at McMaster – Strike starts Friday at 6am

Nancy MacBainNews, Political Action

Please see the message below from SEIU, representing Hospitality staff at McMaster. The local has been in bargaining for a new contract and the membership voted down the Employer’s final offer at meetings on January 6th. As a result, SEIU members will be on strike as of 6am on Friday January 7th. The message below outlines the issues in dispute. … Read More

CUPE Supports Locked out USWA 1005 workers

Nancy MacBainNews, Political Action

USWA Local 1005 was locked out on November 7th by the Amercian-owned U.S. Steel Canada Group after refusing to agree to pension changes. U.S. Steel wants to have all new hires enroll in a defined contributions pension plan rather than the current defined benefits plan. It also wants to remove indexing for all current and future retirees under the existing … Read More

For those who opted out of the GSA Dental Plan

Nancy MacBainNews

Dear New Unit 1 Members:It has come to our attention that some new CUPE 3906 members did not receive clear information about which dental plan they qualified for during the September 2010 opt out period.  As a result, some new members opted out of the GSA plan in error. We are thus extending the opportunity to members who meet the following criteria … Read More

U.S. Steel Tries to Divide Generations as Lockout in Ontario Targets Pensions

Nancy MacBainNews, Political Action

By Mischa Gaus LaborNotes – November 29, 2010 U.S. Steel is trying to drive a wedge between generations, locking out steelworkers in Hamilton, Ontario, when union negotiators would not take a deal that sold out past and future workers. Steelworkers Local 1005 refused to bring a contract back to its 900 members that would have ended cost-of-living increases for 9,000 … Read More

Facebook, Twitter and RSS issues fixed!

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The issues with feeding information to our Facebook and Twitter pages have finally been fixed! That means current news and feeds free of postings! Click the buttons to the right, or the links below, to visit CUPE 3906 on: Facebook Twitter Our RSS feed Come follow us!

Human Rights in the Aftermath of the G20 Toronto Summit

Nancy MacBainNews, Political Action

Wednesday, November 25, 7:30pm Health Sciences Building Room 1A5 McMaster University Free Event – Donations Welcome! OPPOSITION TO THE G20 IS NOT ILLEGAL! IF IT’S ILLEGAL TO OPPOSE THE G20, THEN WHAT RIGHTS DO WE HAVE? THE RIGHT TO OBEY? Panel Discussion with Keynote Speakers: • Movement Defence Committee, leading the legal defence of G20 protestors. • Julian Ichim, falsely accused … Read More

General Membership Meeting – Oct 20th at 5:30

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The next General Membership Meeting will take place Wednesday, October 20th 5:30pm in MDCL 3020 (follow the signs) Refreshments will be provided, and childcare costs can be reimbursed for the meeting. Agenda items include: Benefits Committee presents different models for Unit 1 Benefits (includes vote) Elections – Chief Steward Units 2 & 3, Unit 2 Bargaining Team, Health & Safety … Read More

Emergency SEIU Solidarity Rally

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There will be an emergency solidarity rally for SEIU workers at McMaster Tuesday, Oct 12th Noon Outside Gilmour Hall/Student Centre Please come out and show your support for our sisters and brothers in SEIU as the clock ticks down towards a strike/lockout deadline.