Welcome and Congratulations on becoming Full-Time Faculty
Everyone who becomes full-time is automatically a member of the academic bargaining unit and automatically pays Union dues. What isn’t automatic is membership in the Union. That requires a formal application by each new employee. There is no additional fee for joining. More importantly, membership gives you a voice and a vote at all membership meetings and to hold office as a Union Steward.
As such, attached is a Union membership card which I ask you to complete if you are not already a member of the Union, and return to the Union office (C215b) or you can scan and email it to email@example.com.
For faculty who are not currently members of the CAAT Pension Plan, or wish to transfer previous service from a pension plan into the CAAT Pension Plan before the next pay increase in October, please contact David Haley 1st VP, who is a CAAT Pension Plan Trustee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I would also like to remind you about scheduling an appointment to have your SWF and initial Salary Calculation completed if you have not already had the opportunity to do so.
Finally, if you require any further information, please drop by the Union Office C215b (Woodroffe) or contact Pat Murphy (Perth) or Shawn Pentecost (Pembroke) or call 7716. The local’s website (www.locallines.org) also contains valuable information that you may find very useful.
Best wishes for a very successful 2019 Fall semester.
Pat Kennedy, President
OPSEU Local 415