Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization #6: School of Planning

Abstract

Organize uWaterloo and CUPE, in partnership with students in the School of Planning, are pleased to present the next town hall in our Discussion Series on Unionization. First the guests will give brief remarks identifying workplace issues in the School and outlining the role of unions to address them. Then the floor will be open for discussion, including questions and concerns from audience members. Finally, we’ll turn to brainstorming issues/concerns in the department that we’d like to see addressed to improve our graduate student workplace. All graduate students in related areas are welcome!

Date
Apr 1, 2021 5:00 PM
Location
Online webinar

Bring your questions!

Click here to submit questions in advance or during the meeting. Names of anyone submitting a question will remain anonymous.

Tentative Agenda

  1. Introduction to town hall and land acknowledgement (moderator)
  2. Introduction of student representatives
  3. Brief introduction to union drive/OrganizeUW (Grad student organizer)
  4. Intro/primer on CUPE and what unions do (CUPE organizer)
  5. Q&A and open discussion

Note: In order to facilitate open sharing and discussion, this webinar/town hall meeting will not be recorded. Minutes will be taken and shared afterwards, within the School of Planning, among attendees, and on this page. Attendee names will remain anonymous.

Committee to Organize uWaterloo
Committee to Organize uWaterloo
supported by CUPE

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), Canada's largest union.

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