The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3907 (CUPE Local 3907) represents close to 300 graduate assistants at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), U of T. If you’ve held a graduate assistantship in the last 12 months, then you are a CUPE 3907 member.
The objectives of the local include promoting equality and improving the social and economic well-being for all members; opposing all types of harassment and discrimination, lobbying to all appropriate outside agencies which are responsible for, or which have an interest in, post-secondary education issues (such as funding, access, and quality), and to advance the labour movement as a whole.
As a member of CUPE 3907, you have some guarantees under the collective agreement (e.g. wages, # of hours) including access to additional benefits.
Union Service Opportunities
CUPE 3907 members can serve and take an active role in the local in multiple capacities!
The Executive Committee is elected by the membership and consists of the following five officers: President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and the Chief Steward. All members in good standing are entitled to attend meetings of the Executive Committee. Members who attend have the right to speak, but no right to vote.
Stewards serve as representatives of the Local at the departmental level and are elected by members. Members also elect three Trustees to act as an auditing committee on their behalf.
Members can also support our equity objectives, develop and maintain a communications strategic plan, address the learning need(s) of the membership, or prepare collective bargaining proposals through our various committees.
General Member Meeting
The General Member Meeting (G.M.M) take place each month between September 1 and April 30th. GMMs are the highest decision-making making place. This is where you, the members, decide how we spend money, what activities and campaigns we initiate, and review monthly financial reports.
As a member, you have a right to participate in decision-making and to vote on what we do. It’s a great way to find out what’s going on in your Local and to have a voice.
To fully participate, you must be a member in good standing. Being a member in good standing gives you a say in how your union is run. Only members in good standing can attend and vote at union meetings, run for elected union positions, vote in union elections or serve as delegates to union events.
Fall 2021 GMM Schedule
Thursday, September 30 at 5:00 PM
Wednesday, October 27 at 5:00 PM