Hello, my name is Kyle Morrison and I would like to nominate myself for the position of Chief Steward. For those of you who do not know me, I am a second-year PhD student in the department of Anthropology. I have been a steward for my department since the beginning of 2019 and am also the chair of the Organization Committee which was formed in March 2020. I was also one of the co-chairs for the strike committee during the last round of bargaining. Some of you may remember me coming to your offices and speaking to you or handing out flyers in the Student Center as we pressured the employer to provide the membership with a fair and inclusive agreement. As chair of the Organization Committee I have been working closely with both members of the executive committee and steward network to grow and further our membership involvement. If elected, I will work to grow our Steward network so that we can reach as many of our members as possible. I would like work on improving interdepartmental communication and to streamline communication between the local and our general membership. Long term, I would like to work with the executive committee and the local to create opportunities for additional training for those interested in building their skills as stewards beyond the existing responsibilities. I hope that many of you provide me the privilege of serving as Chief Steward and that everyone is staying healthy and well amid the Covid-19 crisis.

In Solidarity

Kyle Morrison (he/him)