Since 1998, CUPE Local 4207 has been the certified bargaining unit for Brock University Teaching Assistants, Marker/Graders, Lab Demonstrators, Course Co-ordinators, and Part-Time Instructors who comprise Unit 1.
In late 2007, full-time Co-ordinators in Brock’s IELP/ESL department voted to join CUPE Local 4207, becoming the union’s second bargaining unit (Unit 2).
Then, to follow a good example, the ESL Instructors chose to join 4207 and successfully formed a third bargaining unit (Unit 3), in the summer 2011. They had a rougher time to get the employer to sign their first contract though. It took a 10 day strike (first in Brock’s history) in 2012 (March 26 – April 4) to shake up Brock administration from their sheer stupor of arrogance and ignorance of the bargaining process. And now, Unit 3 has a Collective Agreement.
In 2022, Clinical Nursing Instructors joined CUPE 4207 and now comprise Unit 4.