Algonquin Resistance to Assimilation: Barriere Lake Speaks in Hamilton

Nancy MacBainEvents, News, Political Action

2:30-4:30pm Monday, March 5, 2012 Wentworth Lounge Join us for light refreshments and a talk by Michel Thusky, a community spokesperson from the Algonquin community of Barriere Lake Come hear about the long-standing resistance of Mitchikanibikok Inik, the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, to forced assimilation and cultural extinction. Michel Thusky, a spokesperson from the Algonquin community, will talk about community identity in the context of his … Read More

In Soli? – A panel, open discussion and social event about what it means to be In Solidarity

Nancy MacBainEvents, News, Political Action

The Political Action Committee of CUPE 3906 would like to invite you to: in soli?: A panel, open discussion and social event about what it means to be “in solidarity” When: Thursday February 2nd, 7-9pm Where: Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street (at James N.  & Colbourne) Cost: Free! As a key catch-phrase for activists within and beyond organized labour, ‘in solidarity’ is often taken … Read More

National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women

Nancy MacBainEquity, Events, News, Political Action

December 6th marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, a day set aside to commemorate the 14 women who were murdered in the 1989 massacre at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal, as well as the over 582 Aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered in Canada. A ceremony has been organized by Anti-Violence Network … Read More

Stewards’ Council + Wage Theft Workshop = One Awesome Evening!

Nancy MacBainEvents, General, News, Political Action, Stewards'

There will be two events on Monday December 5th: Stewards’ Council: There will be a Council meeting for all Departmental Stewards – there will be a Q&A about the new Unit 1 Collective Agreement as well as department updates. The meeting will take place Monday, December 5th 5:30-7:00pm MUSC 230 Wage Theft Workshop: Steel City Solidarity and the Workers Action … Read More

Support our Sisters and Brothers at NSCAD

Nancy MacBainNews, Political Action

Howard Windsor, a former Policy Analyst with Labour and Advanced Education for the province of Nova Scotia, has been appointed by the Minister of Advanced Education to examine the future of NSCAD University. We’re told that everything is on the table, including mergers and “program reorganization” (whatever that might mean). As if that wasn’t enough to worry about, all three … Read More

Take Back the Night

Nancy MacBainEquity, Events, General, News, Political Action

The annual Take Back the Night march to end violence against women will be taking place this Thursday, September 15th. Women-Identified members of the community, and children are welcome for the main march at City Hall (71 Main St) 6:30pm Click here for more information Male-Identified allies are invited to  Taking on the Man: Strategies for Challenging Sexism Skydragon Centre … Read More

Political Action Committee Meeting

Nancy MacBainEvents, News, Political Action

The Political Action Committee is gearing up for another year and we’d like to invite everyone who’s interested to our first meeting on Monday September 19th @4pm.  We’ll be meeting in the CUPE office in Wentworth B108 (below the Phoenix). For those new to the local, the PAC is a member driven committee of CUPE 3906 that works to extend … Read More

2nd Annual Hamilton Tour of Struggle

Nancy MacBainEvents, News, Political Action

Common Cause and the Political Action Committee have put together the final details for the second Hamilton Tour of Struggle (see below).  We’re pretty stoked about it and would like to invite anyone who’s interested in attending to let us know.  If you are interested, I’d just ask that you confirm by replying to by Wednesday so we can … Read More

OPSEU College Workers on Strike

Nancy MacBainNews, Political Action

Support workers at colleges across Ontario, represented by OPSEU, are currently on strike. They are fighting for more full-time positions, which have been eroded steadily over the years. CUPE 3906 members who work at satellite locations effected by picket lines are still required to attend work as normal. You are advised to expect delays entering and exiting college campuses. If … Read More

Labour Day Festivities

Nancy MacBainEvents, News, Political Action

Annual Labour Day celebrations, organized by the Hamilton District Labour Council, will take place this year on September 5th. There will be a parade followed by a picnic in Dundurn Park. CUPE 3906 members are invited to join the local for the parade, and back at the park for the picnic (we have food tickets for you). Meet at the … Read More