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Local Lines October 2015 edition

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Local 415 Elections

Term of office: January 1,2016 to December 31,2017

Steward Nominations close November 5,2015  4:00 PM .

Union elections are held in two stages. first is the election of stewards who are nominated and elected by members of their campus location. The elected stewards constitute the Local Executive Committee (LEC).

The second stage is the election of officers: President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Chief Steward, Secretary and Treasurer. To be eligible for nomination as an officer, one must have been elected as a steward.

The number of stewards is determined by the numbers of unionized faculty on each campus:

Pembroke: 2

Perth: 1

Woodroffe: 35

Total: 38

Six Good Reasons to run for Steward:

1. No experience is necessary and you will learn a great deal. Your learning will be supported by experienced members on the Local Executive, to whom you can refer any questions or problems.

2. It is not a major time commitment-minimally,one two-hour meeting per month and availability to answer or refer your colleagues’ questions.  Beyond that, your level of involvement is up to you.

3. You will be actively involved in local decision-making.

4. It is informative: at our monthly meetings, you will find out from other stewards what is going on in other parts of the college.

5. You will earn the gratitude of your departmental colleagues who may come to you for assistance.

6. You will assist in building a strong organization to advocate for faculty.

Nominations must be sent to the Faculty Union Office in C215B by Thursday November 5,2015 4:00 PM.

I, nominate _________________________(Name of Nominee) to serve as a steward for ________________________,(Name of Campus) until December 2017.

Signature of Nominator:________________________

I,________________________accept the nomination (Signature of Nominee)


Nelson Ross Laguna

OPSEU Region 4 Rep. and Electoral Officer for Local 415

Help Keep Hydro One Public

OPSEU is encouraging members to sign post cards urging the Ontario government to Keep Hydro One Public to ensure this public utility serves the interests of Ontario citizens, not private shareholders. A table with postcards will be set up all day Tuesday, October 20 in the ACCE Building near the skywalk entrance. Please take a minute to sign a card and let your voice be heard. If you are unable tp come by the table, more postcards are available in the union office, C215b.

Faculty Union Coffee Break

All faculty are invited to a faculty-union sponsored coffee break on Thursday Oct.08,2015 in the J Link intersection (second floor) from 10:30-12:00.Members of the executive will be present to have a chat, share concerns,ask questions,or just say hello.

Local 415 Connection to Engage Young Voters in Federal Election

As part of the OPSEU efforts to engage young voters in thinking about their participation in the upcoming federal election, you may have seen the OPSEU promotion of the “Don’t Vote” campaign. The short video includes a performance by Local 415 member, Carolyn Coté and her Indie band. Please watch and forward to others, particularly young voters.

Fresh music video plays to youth apathy/ Ontario Public Service Employees Union