You can sign a union card if you are working at the University of Waterloo as a:
The Committee to Organize uWaterloo is a grassroots campaign to unionize the academic workers at the University of Waterloo. The campaign is supported by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
With over 700,000 members, CUPE is Canada's largest union. CUPE represents 70,400 workers spanning 233 collective agreements in the post-secondary education sector.
Come by Waterloo park and grab an OrganizeUW mask, talk to a couple of grad student organizers (socially distanced, of course), and sign a union card if you'd like to but haven't already!
Not every goose on the UWaterloo campus is this clever. Our goose knows that TAs, RAs, and Instructors need a strong voice for fairness, better working conditions, and safety on campus. That’s why hundreds have decided to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
Mandarin translation of this page on the steps we have to go through to get a union for academic workers at uWaterloo.
Sara, a student organizer, was recently interviewed by Ariel Deutschmann for a KitchenerToday.com article about unionizing, digital organizing during a pandemic, and our goal to improve working (and therefore learning) conditions at UW.
Click for an article with some more background about Sara and her experience as an organizer, updates on campaign successes so far, and information on upcoming events for the Fall semester.
Our campaign was covered yesterday in The Record! In it, Sophia, a student organizer, is interviewed by reporter Leah Gerber on why she joined the campaign, what we hope to achieve, and why now is the right time to unionize. Here are a few highlights, and be sure to check out the whole article!
Late last month we told you about an important vote coming up on July 24th at the UW-GSA Council. Well, the results are in! Council voted in favour of the GSA supporting student-led unionization efforts. Read on to find out more!
Send a question directly to an organizer
Send an email to the link below and an organizer will contact you directly. All inquiries are kept confidential.
Or, if you are ready to sign a card, fill out this form and an electronic card will be sent to you.
OrganizeUW also hosts an informal weekly open video call, Tuesdays at 1:30pm EST at this link; drop in to say hello, ask questions, discuss the drive, meet some organizers, and learn more. All are welcome!