CUPE 3903 Members Vote to Ratify Offers for 2020-21 Bargaining Round

The membership has voted to ratify the offers for the 2020–21 bargaining round.

1375 members (44.2%) of CUPE 3903 participated in the ratification vote held between July 19–23, 2021.

Units 1, 2, and 3 have voted 79.4%, 83.8% and 55.6% respectively, to accept the latest offers.

As part of the agreements, CUPE 3903 will continue to work towards greater equity and job security in the upcoming months by actively engaging in further committee work to improve the working conditions of precariously employed academic workers. Moreover, in the immediate weeks ahead, the executive and rank and file members will continue to work towards a safe return campaign, of paramount concern to our membership and the 60,000 people who make up the York community.

The executive is working with the York Cross-Campus Alliance, the Toronto inter-university coalition and other organizations, to ensure that university administrations, including the York administration, comply with our checklist for health and safety standards to protect our members and the community, including persons with disabilities and the immunocompromised. York has not implemented the standards necessary for a safe return to date. The administration’s bottom line cannot be the reason for our sickness, lifetime illnesses or even death. York’s upper administrators will have to start becoming responsible and trustworthy partners in the face of the global pandemic. With CUPE 3903 making up over 60% of the academic staff, York works because our members do!

The membership thanks the CUPE 3903 bargaining team and staff for their relentless work over the last eleven months in the face of so much adversity and maneuvering. Our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you!

Results of the ratification vote held electronically between July 19–23, 2021:

Total number of votes cast: 1375 (44.2%)

Unit 1
Yes: 715 (79.4%)
No: 185 (20.6%)
Total Votes: 900

Unit 2
Yes: 383 (83.8%)
No: 74 (16.2%)
Total Votes: 457

Unit 3
Yes: 10 (55.6%)
No: 8 (44.4%)
Total Votes: 18

Total Yes: 1108 (80.6%)
Total No: 267 (19.4%)