We are pleased to introduce our new Member of the Month — Sarah Morningstar!
My name is Sarah. I have been a Unit 1 member since September 2018. I began working as a TA and M-G after completing my BA in Child and Youth Studies and Sociology at Brock. In 2019, I began my Master’s in Social justice and Equity Studies, at which time I was also able to become more involved with the union. I received a warm welcome and in October of 2019 was elected as a Trustee. I have been active with the union to varying degrees as I juggle grad school, part-time work, and raising two young children. I encourage other members to be involved in ways that suit them as well.
As a Trustee I work alongside two other trustee’s and complete tasks such as the annual audit. I have been involved with ad-hoc tasks such as tabling, and I attend as many meetings as I can. In December 2020, I was a delegate to the Disability and Work in Canada Conference. One of my main takeaways from this conference was the importance of self-advocacy for people with disabilities. For me, this conference reaffirmed the many ways that Unions can support and contribute to workers’ rights.
I will serve as a Trustee until my term ends in 2022 and continue to be involved with CUPE 4207. I believe we are most effective when we work collectively and collaboratively for social progress and I appreciate our local’s commitment not only to workers’ rights, but justice and equity. I look forward to my future involvement with the union and working with my fellow members!