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 This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Army declines to privatize West Point janitors

The U.S. Army has decided not to privatize the jobs of about 100 janitors at West Point.
As quoted from the Boston Herald.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Janitor teaches kids lessons on literacy, responsibility

Teaching social responsibility is done in the schools but, she says, it can use some positive reinforcement because teachers are overworked just doing the curriculum. Although most kids take the janitor for granted because they don’t see the work involved, her notes teaches them about doing the right thing and taking more responsibility for their own situation. And she does it in a fun way.


Nomination for a Non-academic Employee for a position on the Board of Governors

Forwarding a note on behalf of Harriet Lewis, Secretary of the University:

This is to notify you that an election will be held to nominate a full-time eligible non-academic employee for a position on the Board of Governors. The term of office is two years, beginning on July 1, 2009. The election will be conducted by mailed ballot, distributed to all full-time non-academic employees at their University workplace addresses.

Nominations are invited of full-time eligible non-academic employees who have a record of at least five years of service at the University. Nominations open March 23, 2009 and will close at 12:00 noon on Monday, April 6, 2009, by which time all nominations must be received at the University Secretariat, N926 Ross Building, Keele Campus.

To obtain a nomination form or further information about the Board, the election process or eligibility, please go to:
or contact the University Secretariat at (416) 736-5012.

Elizabeth Veness, University Secretariat, N926 Ross Bldg.
Coordinator, Senate Support, (416) 736-5012
fax: (416)736-5769

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