Local 415 proudly represents approximately 900 full-time and partial-load academic employees at Algonquin College. This group consists of full-time (FT) and partial-load (PL) professors and instructors, counsellors, and librarians. We are a democratically elected and run local in the OPSEU family.
OPSEU is the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. OPSEU has about 170,000 members across Ontario.
Local 415 is one of 24 CAAT Academic locals in Region 4. CAAT-A bargains collectively every few years.
At the provincial level, the CAAT-A Divisional Executive (DivEx) represents all academic members in interactions with the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities and the College Employer Council (the organization representing management). The members of DivEx are elected by delegates every two years from each of the college locals.
At the local level, the elected stewards of OPSEU 415 constitute the Local Executive Committee (LEC) and they represent the members in meetings with management including grievance meetings. They are elected every two years by the membership. Any member who has a union card may either vote in and/or run for election.