Guide

Have questions for OrganizeUW? Join our weekly drop in!

OrganizeUW hosts a weekly Q&A video call at 1:30pm EST every Tuesday! All TAs, RAs, Sessionals, and other interested UW folks are welcome stop by to discuss the drive, ask questions, find out how to get more involved, or just to say “hello” and meet some organizers. We’d love to have you join us!

COVID-19 health and safety measures for in-person events

Protecting the health and safety of all attendees, organizers, and the broader community is of the utmost importance to OrganizeUW. While our union drive has been almost entirely digital for over a year, we have slowly begun holding more in-person events as public health restrictions allow and best practices shift. This post outlines the current safety procedures in place for organizers and visitors at all in-person events, in accordance with current local and provincial public health restrictions. Please take note of these measures when planning your visit!

How to sign a card (tutorial)

(UPDATED MARCH 2020 -- NEW, SIMPLER PROCESS!) A step-by-step guide to the digital card signing process for our union drive at the University of Waterloo, featuring some helpful screenshots, tips, and answers to common questions. It doesn't take long to sign a card, but there are a few things to be aware of to ensure your card is officially "counted" by the Ontario Labour Board. Read on to learn more!

工会 101

Mandarin translation of the steps we have to go through to get a union for academic workers at uWaterloo.

Why OrganizeUW?

Why did we start a union drive to organize teaching and research assistants at University of Waterloo and what do we hope to achieve?

Get involved in the campaign

Union drives involve all of us and we need your help to be successful in reaching out to all academic workers at uWaterloo. Contact us to get involved!

Instructions for card-signers

Don't know how to start signing-up your colleagues and classmates? Follow these simple steps and templates to get started.

Union 101

How does unionization happen? These are the steps we have to go through to get a union for academic workers at uWaterloo.