I am writing to seek your support for my re-election as Unit 2 Chief Steward. The past year has been both a productive and educational experience, as I’ve attended your grievance meetings, helped deliver your union-administered benefit programs, and advocated for Unit 2 members on our local’s executive board.

I’m a sessional in Labour Studies but, like many of you, I have to work several short-term contracts to make ends meet. That’s why I’m particularly interested in securing better-paid work and more job security provisions.

This is a bargaining year and our new collective agreement will define your terms of employment at McMaster. Whether you vote for me or not, please consider getting involved in our union. The university’s administration needs to know we have the support of our membership if we’re going to get a better agreement. Keep an eye out for future bargaining updates and please consider joining our Bargaining Support Committee in the coming months.