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Status Updates

Bargaining Priorities

The Bargaining Team presented the priorities for the upcoming round of collective bargaining at the Unit 3 Membership Meeting on November 23, 2021, and the members in attendance unanimously approved them! Unit 3 members are invited to visit the Member Portal to review this important information.


CUPE 3902 Unit 3 members are overwhelmingly ready to get to the table and get the contract they deserve! A big thanks to all the members who added their name to the Unit 3 Bargaining Team’s “Ready to Bargain” message, showing the Employer that you are paying attention and ready to take action. On the right you’ll find an image that shows our Unit’s strength in numbers and solidarity.

The bargaining team will be marching into bargaining on April 1st, 2022 with this image as their Zoom background to show the Employer we’re united in our aims to improve job security, compensation, benefits, and dignity for all Unit 3 members!

Bargaining Team Members

Amy Conwell, Chair and Co-Lead Negotiator; Course Instructor (English); CUPE 3902 President
Thomas Robles, Vice-President 2 (Unit 3); Writing Instructor (UTSC; Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design)
Dr. Thomas Laughlin, Sessional Lecturer II (English, UTM)
Dr. Kenneth McNeilly, Sessional Lecturer III (OISE)
Frédérique Vézina, Music Professional (Faculty of Music)
Dr. Erich Vogt, Sessional Lecturer II (School of the Environment)
Dr. Steven Logan, Sessional Lecturer I (Institute of Communication, Culture, Information & Technology, UTM)

Staff Assigned:
Dr. David Simao, Co-Lead Negotiator, CUPE 3902 Staff Representative
Leila Meskine, CUPE National Representative

Bargaining Support Committee (BSC)

The Bargaining Support Committee (BSC) is responsible for organizing among the membership, the University, and the community in support of the Local’s aims in bargaining. Each bargaining unit has a BSC, which works with the unit’s Bargaining Team and the Local to develop and implement a plan for organizing around a round of bargaining. In the event that a strike is undertaken, the Bargaining Support Committee becomes the Strike Committee (SC). The duties of the BSC are outlined in Article 14.3 of the Local’s bylaws.

Unit 3 Lead Steward & Bargaining Support Committee Chair: Ostap Soroka
Staff Assigned: Tzazná Miranda Leal, Organizer

Bargaining FAQ