Under Article 6(e) of our By-Laws, the CUPE 3906 Political Action Committee (PAC) operates as a semi-autonomous branch of the Local charged with extending and expanding the Local’s social justice and equity mandate within and
beyond out workplace. The PAC is a participatory-democratic forum and decisions shall be made by consensus of Active Members of the PAC.

To contact the PAC, please e-mail politicalaction@cupe3906.org 

July 2021 Statement

Executive Statement Against Islamophobia

PAC Report for May 2021

PAC: The political action committee recently passed several donations by e-motion, including donations to Speqtrum Hamilton, The Space, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, and the Unsheltered Zine. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 17th a 1pm ET and we will be discussing donations and upcoming events and actions. Look for the meeting link in the weekly mailer and from the PAC listerv. You can email politicalaction@cupe3906.org to get
involved.

May 2021 Statements

Statement on Sheikh Jarrah and the West Bank

As non-Indigenous allies, our executive committee voted to donate $500 to the Residential School Survivor Society to contribute to the healing Indigenous folks right now. This organization provides many services to the community including counseling services. For more information, please see: https://www.irsss.ca/donate and https://www.irsss.ca/

April 2021 Statements

Statement of Opposition to Enhanced Police Powers

Statement of Opposition to Laurentian University’s Insolvency

PAC report for February 2021 GMM

PAC: Our most recent donations were passed via e-motion and include donations to ACORN’s Internet for All campaign and Labrador Land Defenders. The next PAC meeting will be held on Friday, February 26th at 12p.m. ET. We will be discussing donation requests as well as ongoing and upcoming actions and campaigns.

February 2021 Letters

Our Letter of Support for Gig Workers. They need strong protection – as employee – from the provincial government.

Our letter urging the Ontario government to Legislate Paid Sick Days

Our Executive Statement in in Solidarity with Pride Defenders

PAC report for December 2020 GMM

On November 17, we had another successful PAC meeting where we donated to Hamilton Foodshare,
“Embodied Resilience: Art and Aesthetic Labour in Times of COVID-19” (an aesthetic production by
Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (QTBIPoC) artists during times of ongoing,
colliding struggles and pandemics) and CubaCan6060, a project which is sending high quality baseball
bats to Cuba so that the country does not have to pay enormous shipping costs which have been
raised by the Trump administrations ongoing sanctions. Future PAC meetings are tentatively set to
on the 3rd Thursday of each month at noon. Hope to see you all there!

PAC report for November 2020 GMM

The political action committee recently supported several events and actions, including the Hamilton Water Walk, Keeping Six, HWDSB Kids Need Help, and Landback Lane. We will be having our next meeting on November 19th at 12pm ET. We will be discussing donations and ongoing support for Landback Lane and other actions. All are welcome to attend.