Political Action and Activism

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.

This committee is currently inactive.

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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 & Equity Issues 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:  Jeta Rugova-Plakolli and Pat Shade

Environment Committee

“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 member:  Michele Favarger

 


see also: Supporting Our Members and the Community