General Members Meeting FEBRUARY 5th



Friday, February 5th

Place: GLENRIDGE building, room 164

Time: 4:30 PM

* Elections for the position of Recording Secretary

* Bargaining Committee Report

* Trustees Report

* Ad-hoc Committee on Allocation of Resources Report

* Bylaw Amendment Vote Amending bylaw 7.3 by adding subsection 2. The President may assign a designate from the Executive Committee to complete the functions described in (e), (g), and (h).

Please, make requests for special accommodation and/or child care before the GMM so the union can make appropriate arrangements

There will be delicious snacks and refreshments.



Last night at the GMM (Tuesday January 12), 4207 members elected Phil Wachel as the new President of our local. Consequently Phil resigned from his position of Recording Secretary he held up to that time. At the next GMM in February (time/day TBA) we will be electing a new Recording Secretary. All members in good standing can run for any elected office of our local.

All elected positions of our local (with the exception of trustee positions) are elected annually by members at our Annual General Membership meeting in April.

Racial Justice and Human Rights Conference

RACIALJusticeand-human-rights-2016_ENThere are two delegate positions available to attend CUPE Ontario annual Racial Justice and Human Rights Conference. Our membership approved electing five delegates at the past GMM. Since then two member delegates had to decline participation. This opened  two vacancies for members interested and committed to attend this conference, which is coming very soon, January 25 – 28, in Toronto.

Registration, hotel accommodation, per diem, and transportation costs are covered by your local. Please if interested, committed to attend and report back on the conference to our members, email the local as soon as possible at, so the local can request your book off with the employer.

There would be altogether five delegates from our local. It is an opportunity to learn and share experience with other CUPE  members from all over Ontario.

Please respond by THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, NOON 12 pm. If there will be more than two responses, the local executive will draw two names using a method of random selection to insure impartial process.

Either click on the linked text above or here for details on the conference.

General Membership Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12 @ 5 pm in Sankey Chamber

bread and roses

Remember that 2016 is bargaining year and that is our chance to fight not just for bread but for roses too!

We will be electing a new president.

Click here for the entire January GMM Agenda

There will be a DRAW for $50 grocery store gift card!

Your access to GMM is important. Please let the local know if you need a special accommodation and/or child care to attend the meeting.

And remember, your local is only as good as you make it. Members have a voice and vote at GMMs. You can add anything you wish to discuss on the agenda either by emailing, or by simply adding on the list in person at the meeting.

See you there.

4207 President is Leaving

Long standing president of the local, Dan Crow, is leaving Brock. His last day in the position is December 31, 2015.  The Executive Committee appointed VP Unit 2, Jim Papple, to act as a president designate from January 1, 2016 until the time a new president is elected.



cafeteriagreenTake a break from your marking/grading, researching and writing work. Relax and munch on lunch in the Pond Inlet while sharing your friendship and working experiences.

Monday, December 7th  

Noon to 3 pm


Lunch by FOOD NOT BOMBS and by potluck.

Music and a Dance Movement Workshop!

“IT HAPPENED HERE” Documentary Screening

It Happened Here“It Happened Here” is a 2015 documentary that explores and exposes the nature and impact of sexual assault on U.S college campuses. 5 women share their stories.
WHEN: November 26 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm
SASA aims to address Brock administration’s policies and responses to sexual violence and discuss how the university can better support and honour survivors’ experiences. We are showing this film in collaboration with the SJC, WGST department and CUPE 4207 to start the conversation about sexual assault and unite survivors and allies on Brock’s campus.
Please honour that this event is for survivors and allies and should be a safe space.
Free vegan food will be provided.
A link to the facebook event can be found here:
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For more information, contact SASA at