CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Advancing The Union Equity Agenda


INSIDE UNIONS AND AT THE BARGAINING TABLE


A conference for equity activists and researchers
from unions and universities

MARCH 18 AND 19, 2005

LOCATION: Travelodge Hotel, Keele and 401, Toronto

Speakers include:
Jennifer Bankier (Dalhousie University), Jan Borowy (OPSEU),
Linda Briskin (York University), Lynn Bue (CUPW),
Judy Darcy (CUPE), David Carrington (CUPE),
Janice Foley (University of Regina), Judy Fudge (York University),
Fred Hahn (CUPE), Bev Johnson (OPSEU),
Caroline Lee (CUPW), Marie-Josee Legault (Universite du Quebec),
Patricia McDermott (York University), Don Moran (CUPE),
Peggy Nash (CAW), Marion Pollack (CUPW),
Nancy Riche (CLC), Penni Richmond (CLC),
Mike Shields(CAW), Sue Milling (USWA),
Donna Smith (SFL), Jane Stinson (CUPE),
June Veecock (OFL), Marie Clark Walker (CLC),
Carol Wall (PSAC), Rosemary Warskett (Carleton University),
Maureen Werlin (COPE), Lynn Whittaker (PSAC) and
Hassan Yussuf (CLC).

Conference sessions include:

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND EQUITY with break-out workshops on:
SENIORITY, EQUITY AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
EQUITY BARGAINING IN THE NEW ECONOMY
MOBILIZING TO SUPPORT EQUITY BARGAINING
EQUITY WAGE BARGAINING

LEADERSHIP, REPRESENTATION AND CONSTITUENCY ORGANIZING
CONSTITUENCY AND EQUITY COMMITTEES/CAUCUSES

TOUGH ISSUES FACING EQUITY ORGANIZING with break-out workshops on:
OVERCOMING UNION RESISTANCE TO REPRESENTING MARGINALIZED MEMBERS
ABORIGINAL ORGANIZING
IMPLEMENTING EQUITY POLICY AND PRACTICE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
BACKLASH TO UNION EQUITY INITIATIVES

The detailed program, registration form and Equity Organizing Survey are
posted at http://www.yorku.ca/crws.

Advancing the union equity agenda is the goal of this conference. Emphasis
will be on best practices and on tackling tough issues. It is hoped that
new knowledge, understandings and strategies will emerge from the
collective expertise of participants and speakers. The plan is to produce
educational, popular and scholarly materials based on the conference.

The conference is geared toward experienced rank and file activists and
organizers, union leaders, equity staff, and university and union
researchers. It will bring people together across sector, union, community
and university and offer the opportunity to analyse experience, reflect on
the current situation including the impact of the new economy on the union
equity agenda, shape a research program, and strategize for future action.

Registration fee is $100.
Lunches provided.
A small childcare subsidy is available.
For more information,
contact the Centre for Research on Work and Society at 416-736-5612 or crws@yorku.ca.

This conference is sponsored by the Centre for Research on Work and
Society at York University through the Social Science and Humanities
Research Council of Canada [SSHRC] - funded Initiatives on the New Economy
Research Alliance Grant on 'Restructuring Work and Labour in the New
Economy'.

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