Union Service Opportunities

Nominations for the following CUPE 3907 positions are open:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Chief Steward
  • Recording Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • CRO
  • FAF Committee Members
  • Stewards: APHD, CTL, SJE
  • Bargaining Support Committee
  • Trustees
CUPE 3907 executive elections – 2021-2022

The five Executive positions are: President; Vice President; Treasurer; Chief Stewart and Recording Secretary. For each position, there is $500 monthly honorarium. Positions will begin on May 1st 2021 and end on April 31th 2022. Further details about these positions can be found in the Bylaws (articles 7-9)

Nominees must be members of CUPE 3907. International Students do not require Canadian Work Authorization for these positions. Interested members will need to email the CRO (Chief Returning Officer) – Ms. Cherie A. Daniel at: cro@cupe3907.ca. The following information must included in the email:

  • name as it appears on their student card.
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • student number
  • Personal statement of up to 500 words

Timeline

Nominations will close on April 10th at 11:59 pm.

The campaign period will begin on April 12 at 5:00 p.m. and ends on April 17at 11:59 pm. Candidates are responsible for their own campaign. Campaigns must be consistent with the Equality Statement and the Code of Conduct. CUPE 3907 will not refund funds for campaigning. Campaigning is not compulsory and is left to the discretion of the candidate. The CRO will be monitoring the campaigning.

Elections will begin on April 14, 2021 at 12:01am and end on April 17 at 11:59pm. Election Appeals will only be accepted in writing until April 19th at 4:00 pm.

Financial Assistance Fund Committee Members

We need three (3) members to join the Financial Assistance Fund Committee to distribute the Fall/Winter 2020-1 Hardship Fund, Child Care Fund, and UHIP Funds. The time commitment is about 2 hours, to be wrapped up before the end of April 2021.

Committee members need to be current members of CUPE 3907 on the date of the FAF committee meeting. Committee members must be available for the fund distribution meeting. Committee members will receive an honorarium of $50 for their time.

Please email treasurer@cupe3907.ca if you are interested. The deadline for applying is Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at midnight.

Departmental Steward

Serving as a steward is a great way to become involved in the union, assist members, and ensure that issues affecting graduate workers in your department are brought to the union’s attention. Currently, there is one vacancy for EACH of the following departments: SJE, CTL and APHD. This is a volunteer position. If you are interested, please email the Chief Steward, Wales Wong, at chiefsteward@cupe3907.ca.

Bargaining Support Committee

Interested in supporting your CUPE local during bargaining? Join the Bargaining Support Committee!
As members of the Bargaining Support Committee, you will support in mobilizing the Local’s resources to amplify members’ voices. You are responsible for organizing fellow members, the University, and the community in support of our union’s aims in bargaining, and will organize the membership if a strike vote is needed.
If a strike is undertaken, the Bargaining Support Committee will become the Strike Committee.
If you would like more information, contact Wales Wong (chiefsteward@cupe3907.ca).

Trustees

The Trustees are elected by members to act as an auditing committee on their behalf. The position will require approximately 7 hours. No past union or financial experience is required, as there are significant training. There is a $100 honorarium. Details of the position are available in the Bylaws (article 11).