Unions are, by their nature, political organizations. Activists work in many areas to educate our members, reach out to the community, and to other locals. Three key committees do the bulk of this work, as outlined in our ByLaws:
Political Action Committee
“A committee established to provide members with information about political choices and encourage them to participate in the political process. The committee will identify political issues of concern to the membership and ensure CUPE’s voice is heard at the Municipal, Provincial and Federal government levels. The committee will be composed of members appointed by the Executive Board.”
Current members are: Cheryl DeWolfe, Jeta Rugova-Plakolli, Ted Godwin, and Kara White.
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Local Elections — details about the upcoming municipal and regional elections, November 2014
Political Action Resources — links to other Political Action groups and information
Human Rights Committee
“A committee established to represent the equity and human rights needs of our members consistent with the collective agreement and work with community organizations to end discrimination and promote our Union’s involvement in social activism. The committee will be composed of members appointed by the Executive Board.”
Current members are: Dale Whitford and Pat Shade
“A committee established to provide members with information about environmental issues at UVic and beyond and work with other CUPE Environment Committees and community organizations on environmental concerns. The committee will be composed of members appointed by the Executive Board”
Current members are: [vacant]
see also: Supporting Our Members and the Community