Bargaining Notice Info Party

June8ImageWEDNESDAY JUNE 8th

2 – 6 PM in front of Schmon Tower

Unit 1 will serve notice to bargain — this will commence collective bargaining of our largest bargaining unit.  If you’re on campus come to the table outside of Schmon Tower. Get a cupcake or two, share your perspective, learn what the bargaining process entails.

Cupcakes, sparkling juice, and smiles shared for free!

Communication Committee Meeting

The next Communication Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 6th from 11-12pm in MCA 323. On the agenda will be:

  • goal setting for the committee
  • selection of educational workshops
  • discussing next newsletter

If you have anything you would like to add to the agenda please email cupe4207@brocku.ca. Hope to see you there!

Chain Fast to End Canadian Government Racism

We at CUPE 4207 would like to share with our members an event happening from April 15th – June 18th, 2015. The purpose of this event is to speak back to the government’s racist policies and actions and to let them know that their actions are creating a culture of intolerance towards many Canadians.

The Chain Fast to End Canadian Government Racism is off and running, with participants from across the country. The fast was initiated in response to increasingly hostile, racist comments from government MPs, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, as well as policies that very specifically target racialized communities (such as Bill C-51). It also acknowledges that such statements and policies are part of a long, horrible Canadian tradition of racism and colonialism. It runs until June 15 (the beginning of Ramadan).

How it works:

You can fast as per your tradition (some people refrain from eating sun-up to sun-down, others do it for 24 hours. Some people will drink water or other fluids, others not).

You can sign up for a day (or more) by emailing tasc@web.ca  with suggested dates, which will be publicly posted at the Homes not Bombs blog site (http://homesnotbombs.blogspot.ca/2015/04/join-chain-fast-against-canadian.html).

Some dates still open:

– Tues May 12,
– Sat May 16
– Sun May 17
– Tues May 19
– Sat May 23
– Sun May 24
– Fri May 29
– Sat May 30
– Wed June 3
– Fri June 5
– Sat June 6
– Tues June 9
– Wed Jun 10
– Fri June 12
– Sat June 13
– Wed June 17

AGM

Our AGM will be held on Wednesday, April 8th at 4:30pm in AS 201. There will be food and beverages available at the meeting! There will be elections for all posts and the elections of 4 delegates to the CUPE National Convention on Nov. 2-6. Hope to see you there!

Political Action and International Solidarity Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Political Action and International Solidarity Committee meeting will be on Thursday, April 2nd at 12 pm in TH 306. Tentatively on the agenda for this month’s meeting will be the following:

  • Future Indigenous Solidarity Work
  • Education Speakers’ Series
  • Presidential Search
  • Budget Cuts
  • Future Actions
  • Federal Election

To request that an agenda item be added to the list, please e-mail paisc4207@gmail.com

Townhall: C-51 can’t stop us! Fighting Colonialism, Islamophobia and Surveillance

Townhall on Fighting Colonialism, Islamophobia and Surveillance – with security certificate detainees, indigenous blockaders, and others currently targeted by the national-security regime.

March 30th, 6pm – 8:30pm, United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street Toronto.

Coordinated by: No One Is Illegal – Toronto, Justice for Mahjoub | End Security Certificate Trials and Earth Justice Action.

******As we resist the passing of Bill C-51, join us to hear from some of those most impacted by anti-‘terror’ laws, surveillance, and state violence. Discussions at this event may violate multiple Bill C-51 provisions – join us to insist that we will continue to act irrespective of laws that target dissent. ******

Speakers:
– ANISHINAABE WOMAN ACTIVIST (Blockader) and mother who has been at the front-lines of land defense for decades.
– MOHAMMAD MAHJOUB is an Egyptian refugee in Canada who has been detained in Canada without charges or trial on a security certificate by CSIS and CBSA for nearly 13 years.

with:
– AMANDA LICKERS (turtle clan, onondowa’ga haudenosaunee) is a young woman who organizes against tar sands expansion projects throughout her territories, connecting her work with and directly supporting many other Indigenous resistance struggles across Turtle Island.
– SAKURA SAUNDERS is a environmental justice organizer who actively supports resistance to Canada’s extractive industry. She organizes with Rising Tide Toronto and the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network.
– ANNA WILLATS is a Toronto teacher, who is fighting in solidarity with marginalized people for their rights and justice, against state violence in all its forms.
– ZOE DODD has been organizing and working in the downtown east for over a decade. She’s a member of OCAP, Toronto Drug Users Union and the Toronto Harm Reduction Workers’ Union.
– MAC SCOTT is an anarchist who works in the law, go figure. He is a member of No One Is Illegal and the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and has been doing migrant justice work for 17 years.
– KIMALEE PHILLIP is anti-racist, anti-colonial feminist and organizer from Grenada. She is the Equity Officer with CUPE 1281 and does organizing work with the Network Against the Elimination of Police Violence (NEPV) and the TRCC/MWAR’s Black Women’s Caucus.

Moderator:
– SYED HUSSAN is a migrant justice and solidarity activist in Toronto who has faced police surveillance in Canada for his organizing. Since at least 2008, Hussan has been placed on the national security related lists in the United States.

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