OrganizeUW News

Masks Are Here! Get Yours at Waterloo Park

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!

Name this clever goose!

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).

工会 101

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

Campaign Updates & Thoughts on Being an Organizer (News|KitchenerToday.com)

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.

"UW graduate workers launch campaign to unionize" (News|The Record)

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!

The results are in!

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!

"Union efforts by UW Grad students face first vote" (News|Imprint)

Our campaign was featured recently in a news article in Imprint by Nicola Rose. It discusses an upcoming vote at the GSA (including how to contact your Councillor!), a response from UW administration, and more. Here are a few highlights, and be sure to check out the full article!

"It’s time for UW grads to unionize" (Opinion|Imprint)

Today a member of our organizing committee, Lynne, published an Op-Ed in Imprint, the UWaterloo newspaper. Here is an excerpt, and be sure to check out the whole article!

Thank you PSAC Local 902 (WLU) for your support!

Organize uWaterloo says thank you to Local 902 of PSAC, who represent graduate TAs at WLU, for your show of solidarity - you helped inspire us!

"University of Waterloo grad students launch organizing drive with CUPE"

(PRESS RELEASE) This week, teaching assistants, research assistants and contract instructors at the University of Waterloo launched the public phase of their campaign to become members of CUPE, Canada’s largest union for university workers.