The CUPE 3906 Political Action Committee warmly invites you to our

Open House and Film Night

Featuring: The End of Immigration? a documentary film by Maire Boti and Malcolm Guy

When: Thursday January 30th, 2014
Doors at 6:30, Film at 7:00pm

Where: Chester New Hall (CNH) Rm 607

Light Refreshments and Snacks Provided.  Space is accessible.

Swag Give-away including Certain Days Calendars supporting the struggles of political prisoners.

Join fellow grad students and politically minded folks for an evening of food and discussion and learn more about PAC!

Questions? Contact us at politicalaction@cupe3906.org
Hope to see you there!

About the film: “Canada’s expanding migrant worker program marks the end of an era in immigration. Should Canadians be worried? The one-hour documentary, The End of Immigration?, uncovers a trend which is having a profound impact on the society in which we live, where there will be citizens with full rights, and “rent-a-workers” with few or none.”  Find out more at: http://diffusionmultimonde.com/en/category/coll1/

Hi folks!

After working hard over the past couple years keeping us going, our current chair has had to take a step back from the day to day of PAC.  Because of this, we’ve decided to scale back a little in what we do until we get a new chair.  Anyone can run for the position as long as you are a member of CUPE 3906.  If you’re interested, or would like more information, please contact  us at politicalaction@cupe3906.org.

With that, we’re going to be having meetings a little less frequently and using them to deal mostly with donation requests and support for political work going on in our communities.

Our next two meetings will be:

Monday November 18th @6pm in the CUPE Office (KTH B111) and

Wednesday December 11th @6pm in the CUPE Office

Hope to see you there!

Hi folks!

Just a quick update, our next meeting will be this coming Monday, October 7th from 6-8pm.

We’ll be meeting on McMaster Campus, at the CUPE 3906 Office, in Kenneth Taylor Hall (KTH) Rm B111

Hope to see you there!

Hi folks,

Welcome and welcome back to another year of political action at CUPE 3906.  We’re looking forward to kicking off the year with a welcome meeting:

When? Thursday September 19th @ 5:30 pm

Where? CUPE Office, KTH B111 (Basement of Kenneth Taylor Hall), McMaster University

What? Welcome to everyone, sharing of ideas, potential projects, and skills folks are bringing; goals and structure of the committee; and, of course, food!

All Members of CUPE 3906 welcome (TA’s, RA’s in lieu, sessional faculty, and post-docs).  Hope to see you there!

On September 7th, 2013, join the Political Action Committee of CUPE 3906 for an engaging, facilitated workshop to get us ready for the upcoming year!  This workshop will introduce the concept of consensus-based decision-making, its potential usefulness for labour and other political organizing, and some of the challenges it presents.

All CUPE 3906 members and staff are welcome to attend.  The workshop will be of particular interest to those involved in any committee and/or administrative work or new members interested in getting more involved.  No previous familiarity with consensus-based decision-making is required!

Facilitator Rae Mitchell loves consensus. She also loves to share her experiences and ideas about it with other people, and to learn about their experiences – challenging, rewarding, and those that are both! After many years of observing and practicing consensus in formal and informal environments, she became convinced of its power to transform relationships, both internal to a person and in society!

Light snacks and refreshments will be available.  Questions?  Email us at politicalaction@cupe3906.org.

Who: All interested CUPE 3906 members and staff

What: Introductory consensus workshop with Rae Mitchell

When: Saturday, September 7th, at 10am-Noon

Where: MUSC 220