York Unilaterally Changes Unit 1 and 3 Funding Payments!

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Members of Units 1 and 3 may have received a message from York today about changes to the way Grant-in-Aid (GIA) is paid out. York has unilaterally made these changes without consulting the Local. Worse yet, York attempted to make these changes by inserting language into our collective agreements that was neither agreed to in bargaining nor part of the Arbitrated settlement. York has essentially violated the very principal of Collective Bargaining!

Check out our page on “What you REALLY need to know about Grant-in-Aid” for further information on what this means to you, what we are doing about it, and how to report issues.

Job Posting: Tenure-Track Position, Economics at Glendon

The Department of Economics at Glendon College, York University invites applications for either a professorial or teaching stream tenure-track position in Economics at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2020. Given Glendon’s bilingual mandate, the selected candidate will also participate actively in College-wide service activities in both English and French. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 31, 2020.

Le Département d’économie du Collège universitaire Glendon de l’Université York sollicite des candidatures pour un poste menant à la permanence, volet professoral ou volet enseignement, au rang de professeure adjointe ou professeur adjoint, débutant le 1er juillet 2020. Compte tenu du mandat bilingue du Collège Glendon, la personne retenue participera également activement aux activités de service du Collège en anglais et en français. La date d’échéance de dépôt de la candidature est le 31 janvier 2020.

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Organizing for Power – Upcoming Organizer Training Sessions.

We have an ongoing “Organizing for Power” union/community/student organizer training series led by Jane McAlevey.  Our first session (hosted by CUPE 3903 and CUPE 3902) was a huge success with about 50 people from 7 different unions and community groups attending our group session (this was a small portion of the over 2000 groups who participated across 40 countries).
Our second session, of four, continues on November 12th. We’ll be at Victoria College at the University of Toronto in room 212 from 7-8pm for a discussion on the materials and then from 8-9:30pm for the workshop itself. 

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SexGen@York Trans Name Change Project Needs Your Feedback.

A subcommittee of the Trans Name Change Project is working to take the computer bugs and transphobia out of the name change process. It would be helpful for our CUPE 3903 representative on the committee (Equity Officer, Sheila Wilmot) to know about challenges members have had with either legal or non-legal names changes in the past couple years, either as a student or employee. Please drop her a confidential note at cupe3903.equity.officer@gmail.com if you have any feedback you’d like to share.

Teaching Commons @ York Launches Survey of Contract Faculty.

In order to better support the teaching professional development needs of contract faculty members, a Postdoctoral Visitor with the Teaching Commons, Dr. Brian Nairn, is inviting contract faculty to complete an online survey and/or join a focus group for further discussion on the matter of teaching and learning support. The survey will remain open until December 13, 2019. Information on the survey and focus group opportunities was provided for members in an invitation letter (Word document or pdf file).

CUPE 3903 Endorses the York Federation of Students’ One Day Student Strike.

At October’s GMM members CUPE 3903 voted to endorse the YFS We The Students campaign and the One Day Student Strike on November 6th. We encourage all members to enact solidarity in whatever way they can, and outline some of the protections and limitations members have as course directors and TAs below.

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Job Posting: Tenure-track Position, Indigenous Studies at Glendon

Glendon College invites applications from candidates who self-identify as Indigenous (Aboriginal) for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Indigenous Studies, including Indigenous language studies and language revitalization, at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Department at Glendon College that best suits their research and teaching interests. Successful candidates will be academically proficient in at least one of English or French languages. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 10, 2020.

Le Collège universitaire Glendon de l’Université York sollicite des candidatures venant de candidates et candidats qui s’auto-identifient comme Autochtones pour un poste menant à la permanence dans le volet professoral en Études autochtones, y compris les études sur les langues autochtones et leur revitalisation, au rang de professeure adjointe ou professeur adjoint, débutant le 1er juillet 2020. La personne retenue sera compétente à un niveau académique dans au moins une des deux langues suivantes : le français ou l’anglais. La date limite de dépôt de la candidature est le 10 janvier 2020.

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October GMM (October 31) Tentative Agenda

Our next GMM will be October 31st from 12 – 3pm in ACE (Accolade East) 007. Free food and TTC tokens will be available! At this GMM, we will be voting on donation requests and bylaw amendments, and electing representatives to communities. Several important updates and discussions are also scheduled. All members are encouraged to attend.

Keep reading for the tentative agenda, accessibility information and more.

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