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[Local 1 union contracts, handbook for university staff, and provincial constitution]

File contains the following bound booklets:

"Handbook for University Staff -- University of British Columbia -- revised March 1972";
"AUCE Local 1 Union Contract -- April 1, 1974 - September 30, 1975 -- covering clerical and library workers at UBC";
"AUCE Local 1 Union Contract -- October 1, 1975 - September 30, 1976 -- covering clerical and library workers at UBC"; and
"AUCE Provincial Constitution -- as amended June 1976".

Communications

File contains the AUCE Local 1 (UBC) newsletter ""Across Campus,"" correspondence, reports, and other records dated April 25, 1973 to October 1973. Topic discussed include the dissolution of a library committee (Coboss) and their support for the AUCE, labour board certification delays, courses for staff, rights of employees during probation, opposing discrimination, information and procedure for stewards handling grievances, history of the AUCE and Locals, steward duties and rights, an article and brief about the Status of Women at UBC report, wage increases vs. percentage increases, salaries, petition to the University Labour Committee about negotiations, job classification and job security, and meeting rules of order. File also contains a copy of the ""Final Report of the President's Ad Hoc Committee which considered 'A Report on the Status of Women at the University of British Columbia' with particular reference to Employed Staff"" dated October 1973, and the following copies of the AUCE newsletter:

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 1, April 25, 1973 includes information on organizing committees and a pamphlet ""Anti-Biblos"" published by library staff, the dental plan, AUCE publications available for distribution, overtime regulations and calculation, that office staff are not required to wash dishes, present salary scales, and notice of membership meeting.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 2, May 22, 1973 includes information on the AUCE membership drive and certification by the Labor Relations Board, organization efforts in the library, retirement and pensions, setting up committees for grievances and communications, the CCU convention in Winnipeg, rumours of faculty joining a government employees union, new executive members, notice of membership meeting, an opinion poll on whether the AUCE should become an official union or not, a new SFU salary scale, and revision of Local 1 division structure.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 1, October 3, 1973 includes information on the new proposed Labor Code and certification, part-time workers, notice of membership meeting, renting office space in the student union building, an update on the membership drive, reclassification procedure and job duties, UBC staff salaries and average wages in B.C., and wage comparisions with other unions.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 2, October 22, 1973 includes information on communicating policy changes, notice of membership meeting, amendments to bylaws on dues and finances, part-time hourly employees, an update on the membership drive, bi-monthly salary payment, grievance procedures, the AUCE office opening, job reclassification results and retroactive pay, holidays in December, and daycare.

Across Campus news release includes information on the membership drive and AUCE background, and a talk by Alderman Harry Rankin on the subject of labor law, certification, and the role of unions in bargaining and grievance procedures.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 3, November 5, 1973 includes information on Harry Rankin and his talk, AUCE participation in the Coalition on University Reform and changes to the Universities Act, notice of membership meeting, amendements to bylaws on dues and finances, participation in a committee on women's rights, an update on the membership drive, UBC exemption from the Human Rights Act, and new insurance and disability plans.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 4, November 15, 1973 includes information on the membership drive, an AUCE party, dues for part-time staff, publication of the AUCE constitution and bylaws, notice of special membership meeting, renting office space, donations, information on the Local 1 Executive, a report released by the President's Ad Hoc Committee on the status of women non-academic staff at UBC, and revised job descriptions.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 5, November 26, 1973 includes information on the membership drive, the AUCE party, notice of special membership meeting, renting office space, the question of including VGH Faculty of Medicine in the bargaining unit, probation and salary scale, and a list of division organizers.
Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 6, December 31, 1973 includes information on the status of the AUCE, notice of membership meeting, establishing a steward structure and contract committee, donations, key points of the constitution and bylaws, an update on certification, negotiation of the initial contract, compulsory dues, retroactive pay and job reclassification, preparing for negotiations with university administration, a tentative division structure, and temporary employees being denied holidays.

Advocacy and Bargaining

The series contains records pertaining to the AUCE’s efforts to advocate for their members and bargain as a collective unit. Record types include agendas, minutes, and dockets of the Annual Conventions and Special Conventions held by AUCE, agenda and minutes of the meetings of the General Membership, contracts documenting the collective agreements between the workers and employers, and records of conferences, strikes, working conditions, news releases, as well as training records on stewardship, bargaining, striking and picketing.
While many of the records relate directly to equal pay, increased benefits, and cost-of-living increases, the advocacy and bargaining efforts of the union also changed in response to the changing provincial government and University of British Columbia administrative measures.
With the 1983 election and the introduction of the Social Credit Government, the union worked with other labor organizations throughout the province, forming the province-wide Solidarity Coalition to resist the conservative measures being proposed through legislation. The records also reflect the related efforts to defeat Bill 19, introduced by Bill Vander Zalm in 1987, which directly affected labour unions and their right to strike.
The union also directly opposed choices made by the UBC administration including a decision to bring in Ritchie & Associates, a management consulting firm to assess efficiency in the workplace, as well as budget cut-backs. This resulted in the formation of the UBC. Campus Community Alliance. These and other specific efforts are documented in the series.

Association of University and College Employees (AUCE) fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1021
  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 1985

The fonds consists of records related to the Association of University and College Employees' (AUCE's) provincial and local chapters activities, efforts, publications, and ephemera. Records span the Provincial and local unions' initial accreditation in 1973, to the Provincial union disbanding in 1985, and then follow the Local 1 (University of British Columbia) chapter through to its merger with CUPE in 1985 and forward into the late 2000's. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Executive, Advocacy and Bargaining, Committees, AUCE Local Chapters, Correspondence and Related Material, and Photographs, Publications, News Clippings and Ephemera.

Executive series: contains records relating to the executive functioning of the provincial union and Local 1 union chapters. Record types include union constitutions, by-laws, and amendments, minutes and agendas of executive meetings, and executive correspondence.

Advocacy and Bargaining series: comprised of records relating to the unions' efforts to advocate on behalf of their members and bargain as a collective unit. Record types include dockets, agendas, and minutes of Annual Conventions and Special Conventions, as well as minutes of the meetings of the General Membership, records pertaining to collective agreements between the workers and employers, including union contracts, and records following strikes, working conditions, and specific efforts that the AUCE and Local 1 undertook in response to provincial governmental and administrative changes.

Committees series: contains records related to the Local 1 and AUCE committees, including the Strike Committee, Contract Committee, Provincial Health and Safety Committee, Provincial Affiliation Committee, Communications Committee, Parking Fee Committee, Grievance Committee, and Merger Committee. Record types include meeting agendas, minutes, newsletters and correspondence, as well as related reports and materials interfiled with committee records.

AUCE Local Chapters Series: consists of records related to chapters 2 through 6 of the AUCE. The records feature the activities of the local chapters of Local 2, at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Local 3, at Notre Dame University of Nelson, Local 4, at Capilano College, Local 5, at College of New Caledonia, and Local 6, Teaching Support Staff at SFU (TSSU). Record types include meeting agendas, minutes, correspondence, contracts, and records related to local chapter strikes and contract negotiations, as well as secession from AUCE.

Correspondence and Related Material Series: consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of AUCE Local 1, as well as related materials interfiled with correspondence. Record types primarily consist of letters, though some other materials such as minutes and agendas of meetings are present.

Finally, the Photographs, Publications, News Clippings, and Ephemera series features photographs, slides, third party publications, news clippings, scrapbooks, pins, posters, and other ephemera documenting current events, legislation affecting the union and its members, as well as provincial and local union strikes, protests and rallies.

Association of University and College Employees

Executive

Activities of the executive included the formation of the Union Constitution and Bylaws, executive elections, as well as executive meetings and correspondence. Record types consist predominantly of minutes of meetings, but also include election statements and ballots, correspondence, constitutions, by-laws, and amendments. Minutes of meetings include information on financial decisions, related Union struggles, statements of solidarity, planning for any upcoming strikes and strike support efforts, as well as issues the membership has sought to bring up with the executive, and the status of the union as whole.

Committees

The series contains records pertaining to the AUCE Provincial and Local 1 and CUE committees. Record types include agendas, minutes, correspondence, newsletters and other material of the following committees: Provincial Affiliation Committee, Provincial Health and Safety Committee, and Local One Committees of: Working Conditions Committee, Communications Committee, Grievances Committee, Merger Committee, and Strike Committee, and CUE Communications committee.

Records found in the Strike and Contract Committee files document the contract negotiations undertaken by Local 1 of the A.U.C.E., some of which resulted in members striking while negotiations continued.

Health and Safety Committee records contain pertinent information to occupational safety legislation and workers' compensation.

Communications Committee records predominantly consist of newsletters of AUCE Local 1, including the Local 1 monthly newsletter, bulletins for special membership meetings, and, post- 1985, the CUE newsletter.

Grievances Committee records contain the records of union members who reported a grievance to the union.

While the AUCE began as an independent union, for several years it was debated whether to affiliate with a larger union, and which one. Various members opposed or supported these efforts, for different reasons, and the records of the Provincial Affiliation committee relate to these differences between independent and national/international unions.

In 1985 the A.U.C.E. Local 1 seceded from the AUCE provincial, and merged with the CUPE to become the CUPE Local 2950; this process is described in the Merger Committee records. The physical order in which all records were received has been maintained; original order has been re-constituted intellectually.

[Miscellaneous correspondence]

File contains correspondence between the Association of University and College Employees and other organizations, from 1973 to 1975. Topics discussed include the status of women in education and employment, health and safety information from the Workman's Compensation Board, conferences and seminars, flexible work week. Organizations corresponded with include UBC and the The Women's Office of the Alma Mater Society (AMS), the Workman's Compensation Board, Variety Club, Service, Office, and Retail Workers Union of Canada News ( SORWUC), the University Endowment Lands Tenants Society (UELTS), and others. File also contains pamphlets, a SORWUC newsletter (vol. 1, no. 1) from Spring 1975, an information package from the UELTS including surveys about housing and a map of the area, a copy of the HEU newsletter (vol. 11, no. 1) from January 1974 including their proposed collective agreement, and photocopies of case law.

[Provincial Constitution and meeting minutes]

File contains the provincial constitution and founding convention meeting minutes dated August 20, 1973 to August 29, 1973. Topics discussed include organizing clerical and library workers at B.C. colleges, committee nominations and formation, elections, objectives, jurisdiction, membership, charters, autonomy, duties of executive and officers, the annual convention, revenue and finances, strikes and lockouts, discipline, and procedures and bylaws.

Photographs, Publications, News Clippings, and Ephemera

The series consists primarily of photographs and news-clippings of union members and union activities, along with other publications, and ephemera.

Publications include reports from the UBC University Librarian, British Columbia policy research and reports, and newsletters from the International Women’s Year in English and in French.

News clippings from The Ubyssey, The Vancouver Sun, The Province, and other newspapers document the press coverage of strikes and labour issues in British Columbia.

Ephemera includes metal pins supporting union efforts, posters, a scrapbook documenting the 1992 CUPE 2950 strike at UBC, as well as fliers and bulletins for union strikes and meetings.

Photographs span from the early 1970s until 2009 and include images of AUCE and CUPE workers on strike, at national conventions, and in meetings.. The series also contains original and photocopied newspaper clippings, buttons, typed reports on the history of the union, posters, fliers, bulletins and publications kept by the union as reference material.

[Publications, leaflets and other materials]

File contains several publications, leaflets, and bulletins, dated 1973 to 1974, including undated document entitled "Forming A Union" and clipping of 'How to Form A Union" from White Collar, a publication of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OTEU), AFL-CIO and CIC, Labour Code of British Columbia Act, A.U.C.E. informational leaflets, and Hospital Employee's Union Proposed Settlement. Topics discussed include forming a union, reasons to join the union, wages and negotiations. File contains a publication from the Office and Professional Employees International Union, a copy of the 1974 Labour Code of British Columbia, and several leaflets and reports.

Masters

File contains master copies of form letters, and blank vacation entitlement schedules. Form letters include notice of severance, a description of AUCE and Local 1, a notice of reimbursement for lost wages, and a notice of overdue initiation fee.

Correspondence with other unions and UBC

File contains correspondence with other unions and with UBC dated February 13, 1974 to June 1, 1976. Topics include seminars, leaves of absence, union membership, speaking invitations, and financial and moral support.

File also contains copies of informational leaflets advocating for AUCE, a press release, and drafts towards a Union Organizer manual. File also contains one undated copy of CAIMAW's newsletter "Sparker" and a report of the Canadian Confederation of Unions - B.C. Council Convention dated February 22, 1976.

AUCE Local Chapters

Series consists of records pertaining to the organization and activities of AUCE's Local chapters 2 through 6. Local chapters are as follows: Local 2, Simon Fraser University (SFU), Local 3, Notre Dame University of Nelson, Local 4, Capilano College, Local 5, College of New Caledonia, Local 6, Teaching Support Staff at SFU (TSSU). Series is comprised of the efforts of these local chapters including strikes, bargaining, and organizing new members. Many records in the Local 2 files relate to the arrest and consequential support for eighteen students and workers on the picket line while on strike at Simon Fraser University.
Record types include correspondence, strike records, constitutions, collective agreements, newsletters, pamphlets, and secession records.

General membership meeting minutes (1 of 4)

File contains general and special meeting minutes dated September 11, 1973 to December 12, 1974. Topics discussed include amendments and review of by-laws, elections and nominations, contract negotiations, union organization, communications through the press and with UBC, role of the executive, hiring union staff, correspondence, meeting schedules, the provincial association, finances, office administration and equipment, grievances with UBC, strike action, meeting attendance, the annual convention, union dues, consultation with legal counsel, job classification, constitutional amendments, establishing a credit union, office rental, certification, vacation leave, probationary periods, gender discrimination, overtime, seniority, cost of living, the Stewards Seminar, health insurance, record-keeping practices, and the President's Committee on Charitable Donations.

File also contains official reports; minutes of the August 30th, 1973 Charter Meeting of Local #1; drafted and signed by-laws; minutes of the May 5, 1974 executive meeting; a copy of the Agreement of Interpretation of Grievance Procedure between AUCE Local 1 and UBC; and preparations for the first contract negotiations between Local 1 and UBC.

Executive meeting minutes (6 of 8)

File contains executive meeting minutes dated September 11, 1973 to December 18, 1974. Topics discussed include defining the bargaining unit, support for women's action, registering members, membership dues, leaflets and postering, grievances and grievance procedures, membership parties, the union's constitution, press releases, office rental and organization, relations with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Universities Act, negotiations with UBC and SFU, probation pay, office finances and administration, the newsletter, elections and voting, a negotiation seminar, International Women's Day, general membership meetings, shop stewards, communications with the Labour Relations Board, benefits, support for other unions, committee reports, contract priorities and negotiations, job classification, organization of the union, role of the executive, a conference of women in Canadian colleges and universities, nominations, membership cards and steward buttons, correspondence, record keeping, relations with the Provincial Association, the Provincial Convention, by-law amendments, general strike, division structure, unfair ballot protest, harrassment of union employees by their supervisors, establishing a credit union, job retraining, working conditions, and relations with the new Labour Council.

File also contains correspondence regarding the unfair ballot, and a list of restructured divisions.

Executive correspondence

File contains incoming and outgoing executive correspondence dated March 1974 to June 1977. Topics include membership, recycling on campus, relations with the Provincial association, daycare and maternity benefits, public relations, leaves of absence, requests for and letters of support from outside organizations and unions, letters of resignation and termination, job descriptions and evaluations, cutbacks at UBC, referendum procedure, dissatisfaction with local governance, negotiations and contracts with UBC, general and executive membership meetings, health care plans, strikes and demonstrations, strikebreakers and discipline procedure, educational workshops, union jurisdiction, retirement, surveys, rent and rent control, gender discrimination, by-laws and constitutions, office expenses, and pay equity. File also contains a copy of the October 5, 1973 "Dental Care Plan Service Contract" (and subsequent riders) between the Medical Services Association and the University of British Columbia.

[Local 1 Executive correspondence and other material]

File contains fact sheets, news releases, correspondence, and other records dated June 21, 1974 to October 5, 1974. Topics discussed include preparations for contract negotiations and information on wages, cost of living, shift and weekend differentials, consumer price index, skill and job differentials, modified, flexible, and shorter work weeks, application for certification, the per capita tax, staffing the union office, records and bookkeeping, communications, a union organizer job description, certification procedures, the legality of contract study sessions and stoppage of work, correspondence with the premier and ministers of education and labour, and contracts to hire musicians and rent the Commodore Ballroom for the AUCE party.

[First Provincial convention agenda and proceedings]

File contains an agenda and meeting minutes of the first annual convention dated September 28-29, 1974. Topics discussed include grievance procedures, bargaining a contract, strikes, organizing new Locals, nominations for executive officers, financial reports and budgets, reports from Locals, resolutions and constitutional amendments, and Capilano College's application to become Local 4.

Health and Safety Committee (1 of 5)

File contains records of UBC President's Advisory Committee on Safety, Security and Fire Prevention, dated September 6, 1974 to December 1984, predominant 1982 to 1984. Records include correspondence, meeting minutes, and monthly "UBC Accident and Industrial Disease Report". File also contains studies on Video Display Terminals (VDTs) and related materials.

AUCE History

File contains materials relating to the formation of the Association of University and College Employees, including two issues of the AUCE Local 1 newsletter Across Campus, photocopies of articles, a report on the history of CUPE 2950 (AUCE successor), and an account of signing the first AUCE collective agreement, dated 1972 to 1999.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 5, April 1, 1974, urges members to vote for AUCE Local 1 (UBC) to represent library and clerical staff at UBC, and includes information on division meetings and stewards.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 8, June 4, 1974, describes a mass contract study session undertaken by 831 AUCE members, negotiations with UBC, a meeting notice, mediation strategies, powers of the executive, the grievance committee, provincial union representatives, notice of bylaw amendment, wage demands, AUCE members working at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), statement of income and expenses for September 24, 1973 to May 15, 1974, UBC wage proposals, the treasurer's report including proposed expenditures for furniture and office equipment, and office staffing and duties.

Other topics discussed include a comparision of employee rights and benefits from the 1970s to the 1990s, discussions about other unions (OTEU, CUPE), wages, organizing, membership, voting, contracts, negotiation, benefits, and the history of unions in Canada.

Communications

File contains the AUCE Local 1 (UBC) newsletter ""Across Campus"" and other records dated February 4, 1974 to December 31, 1974. File contains an hours of work proposal, division reports, research on other union contracts, information on wages, a draft proposal on grievance procedure and arbitration, and the following copies of the AUCE newsletter:

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 1, February 4, 1974 includes information on membership meetings, bylaw amendments on executive positions, proposals for contract negotiations, donations, pay increases being withheld by the university, length of coffee breaks, planning a seminar on contract negotiation, and reports from division meetings.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 2, February 18, 1974 includes information on contract demands from the different divisions on wage increases, job descriptions, and sick leave, notice of a special membership meeting, an update on certification, communications and the role of stewards, formation of Local 2 at SFU, hiring and discrimination, details on a negotiation seminar, possibility of forming a Local at VGH, university staff wages and government budgets, end of probation pay increases being withheld, certification of SORWUC, a list of division stewards, and AUCE financial statements.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 3, March 7, 1974 includes information on membership meetings, grievance procedures and probationary period regulations, an update on the Labor Relations Board certification process, formation of Local 3 at Notre Dame University in Nelson, results of a special membership meeting on contract demands, a list of division stewards, wage increases and operating budgets, a union panel held at SFU, UBC Faculty Association's potential interest in union certification or forming a professional association, the contract negotiation seminar, pay increases being withheld, and contract committee activities and members.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 4, March 25, 1974 includes information on contract proposals, demands for wages, overtime, probation, and vacation, notice of membership meeting, executive nominations, the role of the shop steward, pay increases being withheld, discrepanices between UBC policies on holiday pay and legislation, reports on cost of living and discrimination against women at UBC, AUCE financal report, constitutional amendments, and a list of stewards and executives.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 5, April 1, 1974 includes information on the vote for certification, divison meetings and the voting campaign, a list of division stewards, and a summary of interactions with the Labor Board.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 6, April 29, 1974 includes information on the successful certification campaign, notice of general and special membership meetings, a summary of the voting process and activities leading up to the vote, organizing a seminar for division and shop stewards, contract committee progress, looking for a recording secretary for negotiations, a summary of how negotiations work, contract proposals passed at the special membership meeting, proposals for hours of work, time off for union meetings, help with the newsletter, and collecting dues.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 7, May 21, 1974 includes information on proposed bylaw amendments, office staffing, Local 3's (Notre Dame) certification, progress of contract negotiations, advice for stewards, a report on a steward's seminar, a report on Local 2 (SFU), the AUCE Provincial Convention, softball, a Labour Relations Board decision on voting lists, and dues collection.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 8, June 4, 1974 includes information on a contract study session, notice of membership meeting, mediation, an executive report, elected representatives, proposed bylaw amendment, the UBC wage proposals, approval of VGH variance, AUCE statement of income and expenses, treasurer's report, and office staffing.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 9, June 26, 1974 includes information on contracts, communications, democracy in AUCE and changing bylaws, discussion on strike actions, the grievance committee and a grievance resolution, election results, referendum procedure, the National Conference of Women in Colleges and Universities, letters to the editor and editor's comments, and a list of union executives.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 10, July 31, 1974 includes information on motions passed at the special membership meeting, contract proposals, and the report of the contract committee, a proposed meeting agenda and the motions up for adoption, grievance committee report, an update on the union office, a credit union on campus, negotiations, background on the AUCE Provincial and Locals, and the AUCE Provincial Convention.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 11, August 19, 1974 includes information on the strike process and serving a strike notice, the strike committee report, contract committee report, strike strategy, and a meeting of the BC Federation of Women.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 12, September 19, 1974 includes information on the AUCE Local 1 elections and positions to be filled, the agenda for a special membership meeting, notice of amendments to bylaws, an AUCE party, a list of division stewards, interest in on-campus credit unions, renting a Xerox, a letter of thanks to the UBC Faculty Association, information on the union office and organizer's position, reports from the contract and grievance committees, reprinted correspondence with the University Labour Committee on the topic of grievances, the Irene Murdoch Trust Fund, and a notice of a labour law course given by the Vancouver People's Law School.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 13, October 3, 1974 includes information on contract negotiations, the dental plan, retroactive pay, the annual AUCE elections, a proposal for re-organizing divisions, a membership meeting agenda, a message of thanks to the Strike Committee, a list of division stewards, the AUCE party, news from the Labour Relations Board, a notice to division stewards on collecting dues, an executive report, and a report on the provincial convention.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 15, November 7, 1974 includes information on election results, an editorial, a report from the union office, division stewards list, committee reports on contracts, strikes, and grievances, CUPE representation at the Traffic Office, and interview with members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers on contract negotiations, the stewards seminar, AUCE contract information on part time employees, statutory holidays, and vacation time, a copy of the October 10, 1974 meeting mintues, the agenda for the upcoming membership meeting and notices of motions, and updates on Locals.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 15, November 29, 1974 includes information on the contract arbitration report and paternity leave, re-classification, and sick leave, a grievance committee report, an editorial, notice of meeting and agenda, notice of motions, losing vacation time, disputes with UBC, meeting minutes from November 14, 1974 and October 10, 1974, Local reports, a strike committee report, a report from SORWUC, the end of a strike at the University of Saskatchewan, differences between temporary and continuing full time workers, the Winter Sports Centre facilities, division restructuring, an update on credit unions on campus, election results, the lack of a campus staff centre, and a report from the union office.
Across Campus Volume 2, Number 16, December 31, 1974 includes information on grievances, the provincial report, income and expenses, a letter to the editor on the topic of reclassification, a reply to the letter, CUPE 116 negotiations, job evaluation, working conditions, and the meeting minutes from December 12, 1974.

[AUCE Local 1 Union Contracts and Collective Agreements]

File contains six booklets of union contracts and collective agreements between Association of University & College Employees Local 1 and University of British Columbia, dated April 1, 1974 to March 31, 1982. Topics discussed include definitions of employees, probation, security, stewards, discrimination, union meetings, management's rights, committees, consultation, court duty, picket lines, technological or automation-related changes, job training, protective clothing, employee files, working conditions, statutory holidays, vacations, hours of work, overtime, benefits such as daycare, pension, and medical and dental plan, job description, evaluation, and reclassification, seniority, discharge, promotion, transfer, layoff, recall, grievances and arbitration, wages, contracts, shift work, sick leave, maternity leave, monthly and hourly rates of pay, and letters of agreement.

[Local 3 correspondence, reports, and other materials]

File contains correspondence, reports and other materials of AUCE Local 3 (Notre Dame University; David Thompson University Centre) dated February 1974 to August 1978. Correspondence regards management and collective bargaining of David Thompson University Centre and Selkirk College, association with CUPE, elected officers and committee members, salary, management change of Notre Dame University and contractual severance benefits, certification, and per capita payments to the Provincial.

File also includes issues of AUCE Local 3 newsletter Bludgeon dated November 1975 to March 1977, conference report on Local 3's status, history of David Thompson University Centre, charter meeting minutes dated February 22, 1974, and application for certification of AUCE Local 3 certification dated February 28, 1974.

Executive meeting minutes (5 of 8)

File contains executive meeting minutes dated May 29, 1974 to December 18, 1974. Topics discussed include correspondence, the newsletter, office administration and organization, finances, contract negotiations, functioning of the executive committee, position elections, committee reports, membership, pensions, union dues and fees, attendance, media releases, correspondence with and support of other unions, grievances with UBC, legal counsel, strikes, purchasing of office supplies, changes in division structure, budget proposals, the Provincial Convention, agendas for general membership meetings, job evaluations, meetings with CUPE, working conditions, and potential affiliation with a Lower Mainland Council of Canadian Unions.

Working conditions

File contains material relating to working conditions at UBC. Records include "Second draft of amendments to Industrial Health & Safety Regulations (First Aid Section)" from the Worker's Compensation Board of British Columbia (dated September 25, 1978), documents produced by Local 1's Working Conditions Committee, correspondence regarding working conditions, an inspection report, a report regarding the detrimental effects of fluorescent lighting, and a newspaper clipping regarding stretching exercises for office workers.

File also contains a pamphlet from the UBC Alumni Association's Wesbrook Society (possibly from 1982), and copies of Local 1's grievance form.

[Local 3 agreements and other materials]

File contains agreements, news clippings, correspondence and other records of AUCE Local 3 (Notre Dame University) related to contractual negotiations with the university, dated August 1974 to November 1975. Agreements are between the Board of Governors of Notre Dame University of Nelson and AUCE Local 3, dated November 14, 1974 and September 29, 1975. File also includes proposed classifications and salary grade, and bulletin regarding defunding of Notre Dame University.

Miscellaneous AUCE files

File contains miscellaneous documents, such as the agenda for a Communications Committee meeting dated September 1974, correspondence, a petition from Local 3 for strike fund contributions, a a daycare petition from the Social Services' Employees Union of British Columbia, and a report of the Student Support Sub-Committee dated October 22, 1974.

Working conditions

File contains correspondence, reports, and ephemera produced or received by Local 1's Working Conditions Committee. Topics include fluorescent lighting, the Workers' Compensation Board manual, grievance procedure, and first aid kit maintenance.

[Local 2 constitution, by-laws, and agreements]

File contains the following booklets produced by AUCE Local 2:

  • "Articles of Agreement Between SFU and and AUCE Local 2: November 22, 1974 to November 21, 1976",
  • "Articles of Agreement Between SFU and and AUCE Local 2: November 22, 1976 to March 31, 1978" ,
  • "Articles of Agreement Between SFU and and AUCE Local 2: April 1, 1978 to March 31, 1980",
  • "AUCE Provincial Constitution & By-Laws of Local #2 (SFU)", and
  • "AUCE Local Number Two By-Laws: as amended March 1977".

[Local 2 Correspondence, publications, and other materials]

File contains records of AUCE Local 2 (Simon Fraser University), dated November 1974 to July 1977. Records include issues of Local 2 newsletter AUCE Anchor, press release dated July 25, 1977, broadside titled "SFU WEEP", booklet of provincial constitution and local by-laws, listings of constitution and by-law amendments, review conducted by the Labour Relations Board of British Columbia of Local 2's first arbitration award dated March 15, 1976, working documents of contract negotiations, full contract dated November 22, 1974, Local's contract demands, news clippings regarding contract negotiations from the Province and the Vancouver Sun dated June 6, 1975, report on AUCE Local 2 history written by Angela Hamilton and Perce Groves, and open letters regarding on SORWUC Local 1 negotiations dated July 1975.

[Local 1 Strike report and other material]

File contains strike reports and other records dated March 17, 1975 to April 14, 1975. Topics discussed include background leading up to the strike, setting up the strike such as picket locations and scheduling, finances, publicity, organization during the strike such as relations with other unions student support, an overview and summary of the 1975 strike, and recommendations. File also contains information on a CUPE strike, executive election candidate statements, a report on salary differences between men and women faculty members, correspondence, information on negotiations, contract proposals, picket bulletins, flyers, notes, and press releases.

[News clippings 1975 strike]

File contains clippings and photocopies of news stories, dated April 21, 1975 to September 1975. Topics discussed include contracts, strike actions, suspensions, negotiations, and crossing picket lines. File also contains a letter from Students in the Faculty of Law supporting the AUCE strike, and an AUCE Local 1 (UBC) newsletter dated September 1975.

Provincial Executive minutes (3 of 3)

File contains meeting minutes dated January 18, 1975 to September 21, 1975. Topics discussed include constitutional amendments, correspondence, financial reports, reports from Locals, planning the second annual convention, staffing, bylaws, strikes, dues, contracts, and committees. File also contains a letter from AUCE Local 2 (SFU) and a thank you letter.

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