The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3907 (CUPE Local 3907) represents 300+ graduate assistants at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), U of T. Graduate assistants at OISE are employed in research and / or field development-oriented projects contributing to their academic and professional development.
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.
If you’ve held a graduate assistantship in the last 12 months, then you are a CUPE 3907 member.
Union Service Opportunities
Members can get involved many different ways!
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.
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.
Email us at at firstname.lastname@example.org to get actively involved!
General Member Meeting
The General Member Meeting (G.M.M) is the highest decision-making body of the Local. The G.M.Ms is where you, the members, get to shape the future direction of our union. Meetings take place each month between September 1 and April 30th.
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.