Bargaining Team Report: May 29 2023

Our Bargaining Team is Growing!

On Monday, May 29, the Bargaining Team and some staff members met. We welcomed aboard a new member representing Unit 2, Jeremiah Gaster. The Bargaining Team still needs representation from Unit 3 as well as a Recording Secretary. Members who are interested in and eligible for these positions can consult nomination instructions in this post

Bargaining Surveys are Now Live!

With the bargaining surveys now launched, the Bargaining Team developed a process for monitoring and collecting results.

Members can access the surveys and share them with fellow members using these links:

Unit 1 – Full-time Graduate students who work as Teaching Assistants, Marker/Graders, Lab Assistants, Tutors, and more

Unit 2 – Contract faculty who are not full-time graduate students.

Unit 3 – Full-time graduate students with a graduate assistantship or a research assistantship.

Next steps

The Union will soon serve notice to bargain to Employer. This step can be taken as early as June 1, 90 days ahead of the expiration of the contracts for Units 1, 2, and 3. Along with our notice to bargain, we will submit a list of information requests. Together with bargaining surveys, the data requested from the Employer will inform our bargaining proposals.

We will meet again this week to finalize our list of information requests and to discuss bargaining communications.

Our next meetings are:

May 31, 2023 @ 2:00 p.m.

These meetings are open, and all members are both welcome and encouraged to attend. Dates and exact times of all meetings can be found in our calendar here.

Members can also get in touch with the Bargaining Team for questions and comments through the BT email: