Equity Dinner

Emma McKennaGeneral, News

Hi everyone, The Equity Action Committee is hosting a dinner for you! It features an anti-discrimination panel with three exciting speakers, as well as pizza, pop and snacks! The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27th, at 6:00-8:30 pm in ABB 273 (employee lounge). Come out and meet other social activists, and have some great discussions over free food! … Read More

Postdoctoral Fellow (Unit 3) Special General Membership Meeting

Mary Ellen CampbellNews, Unit 3

We invite all Postdoctoral Fellow (Unit 3) Members to participate in a Special General Membership Meeting this Tuesday, February 4th at 12:00 noon in MUSC (Student Centre) rooms  206-207. Lunch will be provided. The agenda item is: Election of Unit 3 Chief Steward. We hope to see you there!

Holiday Office Closure

Mary Ellen CampbellGeneral, News

Dear Members, As we approach the end of the semester, we would like to notify you of our office closure during the holidays. Please note that our office will be shut from Friday, December 20th, 2013, until Monday, January 6th, 2014.  (Will will be open for regular office hours on Monday, January 6th.) We would like to wish everyone a … Read More

Unit 2 Ratification Vote

Brad WalchukBargaining, Events, News, Unit 2

Your union’s elected bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with the Employer for a new contract between Sessional Faculty and Hourly Rated Sessional Music Faculty.  Both sides are recommending ratification. Details of the deal will be released at a Special General Membership Meeting (SGMM) open to all Unit 2 members.  This meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 2nd, … Read More

CUPE 3906 Supports Hamilton Take Back the Night

Brad WalchukEquity, Events, General, News, Political Action

CUPE 3906, and our semi-autonomous Political Action Committee (PAC), are proud to be involved in the upcoming Take Back the Night event in Hamilton. Take Back the Night, an annual event organised by SACHA — Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton & Area) — is a powerful opportunity for all woman-identified individuals to actively build connections, assertively reclaim our right to safety, … Read More

IMPORTANT REMINDER: TA/RA in lieu Dental Coverage Opt-Outs and Family Enrollment Deadline!

Mary Ellen CampbellBenefits, General, News

The deadline for dental opt-outs and family coverage enrollments for our Unit 1 (TA and RA in lieu) fast approaches.  In order to have your change of status take effect for September, 2013, you must have the appropriate form and documentation to the union office (Kenneth Taylor Hall B111) no later than Monday, September 9th, 2013.  Any forms received after that … Read More

Unions Make Lives Better for Young Workers

Brad WalchukNews

We’re proud that the majority of our membership is under 30.  We’re also proud to contribute to higher wages for our members and their communities.  

Unit 3 (Post Doctoral Fellows) Dental Premiums for the 2013-2014 Academic Year

Mary Ellen CampbellBenefits, News

Dear Unit 3 Members, The new dental premiums have been calculated for the 2013-2014 academic year. The new premium deductions for members are: Single Coverage: $4.00 monthly Family Coverage: $62.93 monthly These premiums are deducted off of your paycheques every month.  The premium cost for members is less this academic year thanks to gains we made in the last round … Read More

2013 Mike Skinner Activist Award Winner

Brad WalchukEquity, General, News

Congratulations to Sharlee Reimer, a long-time member employed in English and Cultural Studies.  Sharlee is the winner of the 2013 Mike Skinner Activist Award, an annual award presented by CUPE 3906 for dedication to progressive activism in the Hamilton Community.  Sharlee has played an important role in Hamilton’s LGBTQ community and the LGBTQ community at McMaster.  She is pictured with … Read More