Stewards Council Meeting – August 20th

The next Stewards Council (SC) meeting will be August 20th at 10am just prior to the General Membership Meeting (GMM) on the same day beginning at 11:30am. SC will also meet in the same room as the GMM: Bethune 320.

All departmental Stewards are encouraged to attend and all general members are welcome. We will have coffee, tea and some light breakfast type snacks. We’ll be planning for upcoming orientations and need your support!

Highlights of our meeting include soliciting departmental steward involvement in upcoming orientations which begin August 28th.  Chief Stewards need your help! Orientations are also a great opportunity to meet new members of your department and tell them all about the great benefits and funds they have access to as 3903 members.

A tentative agenda for the meeting is below.

Stewards’ Council Meeting – DRAFT AGENDA
August 20, 2019, 10-11:15 a.m.
Bethune College, Room 320, York University, Toronto


  1. Introductions
  2. Reading of Equality Statement and Land Acknowledgement
  3. Co-Chair Assignments
  4. Approval of Agenda
  5. Approval of SC Minutes for May 23, 2019 Meeting
  6. Upcoming Departmental Orientations: August 28 to Sept. 10
  7. “Welcome (Back)!” BBQ Planning
  8. Bargaining 2020 Strategy Discussion
  9. Motions (if any)

    1. BIRT Stewards’ Council….
    2. BIRT Stewards’ Council…
  10. Departmental and Other Reportbacks
  11. Reportback from Coalition of Graduate Student Unions conference at York, Aug. 15-18, 2019
  12. Remediation Updates

    1. July 23, 2019 arbitration hearing reportback
  13. Reprisals Update
  14. Actions

    1. Climate Strike – Sept. 2019 – tabling, etc.
  15. Other Business
  16. Next Meeting