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Positive Women's Network fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1770
  • Fonds
  • 1991 - 2017

The fonds consists of records related to the Positive Women’s Network (PWN) various programs and projects, support and educational resources, and operations and administrative activities. The fonds reflects this in the following three series: Operations and Administration, Support and Education, and Programs and Projects.

The Operations and Administration series contains records related to the PWN’s administrative activities and day-to-day operations including the Board of Directors’ policies and procedures, operational budgets and applications for operational funding, correspondence with other organizations, strategic planning for the organization, and organizational budgets.

The Support and Education series consists of records related to the PWN’s various resources for training and supporting PWN members, their friends and family, health care providers, and the larger community as a whole. Record types include retreat materials, toolkits, pocket guides, training kits, educational materials, Positive Side newsletters, magazines, workshop materials, artwork, memorial and guest books, and other materials.

The Programs and Projects series features records related to the several programs and projects that the PWN launched either individually or as partners with other organizations.

Positive Women's Network

Leonard and Kitty Maracle fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1351
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2000

The fonds reflects Leonard and Kitty Maracle's involvement in the British Columbia Association of Non-Status Indians (BCANSI), as well as various other Aboriginal organizations, committees, clubs, programs, projects and events. The fonds consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, proposals and reports, notes, publications, newspaper clippings, photographs and various ephemera relating to Aboriginal rights and political activity primarily in British Columbia but also throughout Canada. The fonds also contains some of Leonard and Kitty’s personal papers, including correspondence, family photographs, writings and notes.

The fonds is divided into seventeen series: British Columbia Association of Non-Status Indians (BCANSI); Other Indian and Metis Associations; Native Women's Organizations and Other Issues Related to the Status of Women; Native Housing; Native Arts and Crafts; Centers; Program and Projects; Indian Clubs; Committees and Councils; Events; Subject Case Files; Native People and the Criminal Justice System; Surveys and Cooperative; Other Organizations; Government; Workshops, Addresses, General Reports, Resumes and Lists of Organizations; and, Printed Material, Audiovisual Materials and Miscellaneous.

Maracle, Leonard

[News clippings 1999 strike]

File contains photocopies of news clippings relating to the 1999 CUPE strike, dated January 7, 2000 to September 7, 1999. Topics discussed include picketing and strikes, negotiations, essential services, the UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS) supporting CUPE, contracts, and a proposed union for sessional instructors at UBC.

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.

CUE Executive minutes

File contains meeting minutes and other records dated November 19, 1991 to January 10, 1991. Topics discussed include a women's committee, correspondence, budgets, elections, steward training, office staffing, grievances, interactions with CUPE, bylaws, possible affiliation with B.C. Federation of Labour, education, pension committee, newsletter, health and safety, contracts, booking time off, presentations from political candidates, and a hospital strike. File also contains agendas, memos, and list of members' time off.

[Scrapbook of 1992 strike]

File contains materials relating to the 1992 CUPE strike, including photocopies of articles and photographs (originals moved, see below) and news clippings dated February 20, 1992 to March 26, 1992. Topics discussed include background information on the strike, working conditions and wages, pay equity, negotiation, effects of the strike, scabs and strikebreakers, UBC student, administration, and faculty responses to the strike, a B.C. Supreme Court injunction limiting picket locations, the student sit-in at the president's office and related statement, and the end of the strike. File also contains an envelope of additional news clippings.

RBSC-ARC-1021-PH-048 to 125, 127 (small print - photograph storage)
RBSC-ARC-1021-PH-126 (medium print -photograph storage)

[News clippings and other materials 1992 strike]

File contains multiple copies of fliers dated March 13, 1992 to February 10, 1992, and 3 copies of the Ubyssey "The Strike Issue" dated March 24, 1992. Topics discussed include contract negotiations between UBC and CUPE Locals 116 and 2950, strike actions and picketing, a student sit-in supporting CUPE, wages, a news bulletin from Law Students in Support of CUPE, an open letter to UBC from a group of concerned academics, a letter from the UBC president, and the impact of the strike. File also contains a photocopied diagram of the the strike structure.

[News clippings 1992 strike]

File contains three envelopes of newspaper clippings relating to the 1992 CUPE strike, dated December 9, 1992 to August 13, 1992. Topics discussed include equity, women in the workplace, finances, strikes, crossing picket lines, court injunctions, other unions such as the HEU, student actions supporting or opposing the CUPE strike, and university policy for students during the strike. File also contains several complete issues of newspapers such as the Ubyssey and the first issue of the UBC Student dated March 17, 1992.

[Minutes of CUPE 2950 general membership meeting]

File contains meeting minutes dated November 21, 1991 to January 17, 1991. Topics discussed include election results, contracts, grievances, health and safety, BC Federation delegate nominations, bylaws, budget information, a scholarship fund, a hospital strike, and guest speakers on pay equity and legislation (Bill 82 - Compensation Fairness, Bill 19 - Revised Labour Code).

[Minutes of CUPE 2950 general membership meeting]

File contains meeting minutes dated December 6, 1990 to January 18, 1990. Topics discussed include a dues increase, nominations, reports on grievances, health and safety, contract proposals, legislation (Bill 79) and public sector bargaining, dental and vision plans, office staffing, communications, guest speakers on the federal budget and GST, president and business agent's reports, and budgets.

CUE Executive minutes

File contains meeting minutes and other records dated December 12, 1990 to February 20, 1990. Topics discussed include the library planning committee, correspondence, contracts, office staffing and equipment, budgets, grievances, policies, education, benefits, CUPE B.C. Convention, leasing an office, library cutbacks, relations with the university and other unions, and bylaws. File also contains notes, agendas, action lists, correspondence, a lease between CUPE and Dakralda Properties Ltd. for office space, and memos.

CUE Executive minutes (1 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes and other records dated December 12, 1989 to May 24, 1989. Topics discussed include hiring, wages, communications, contracts, education, grievances, health and safety, elections, recruitment, job evaluation, financial reports and budgets, interactions with CUPE, a hospital strike, and B.C. Nurses dispute. File also contains an organizing project report dated September/October, 1989, ballot results, agendas, and notes.

CUE Executive minutes (2 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes and other records dated May 24, 1989 to January 11, 1989. Topics discussed include executive elections, contracts, recruiting, financial reports, communications, grievances, nurses strike, office business, health and safety, job evaluation, interactions with the Trade Union Research Bureau (TURB), hiring, information about the sexual harrassment committee, staffing changes, and budgets. File also contains a photocopied page of executive duties and procedures, memos, executive position descriptions and policies, agendas, and correspondence.

[Minutes of CUPE 2950 general membership meeting]

File contains meeting minutes dated November 23, 1989 to January 19, 1989. Topics discussed include nominations, reports from the president, business agent, and trustees, committee reports on communications, contracts, grievances, health and safety, employment equity, and pension review, delegates for the CUPE National Convention, supporting a nurses union strike, bylaws, budgets, and opposition to the President's Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Harassment.

CUE Executive minutes (4 of 5)

File contains meeting minutes and other records dated September 15, 1988 to February 22, 1988. Topics discussed include executive nominations, sexual harrassment committee report, tuition waivers, financial reports, budgets, grievances, health and safety, contracts, job evaluation, education, communications, newsletter, staffing, recruiting, bylaws, labour relations and arbitration, asbestos at UBC. File also contains agendas, information on Canadian Labour Congress seminars and course descriptions, notes on union organizing, an Industrial Relations Management Association (IRMA) of British Columbia seminar on personnel testing, memos, and correspondence.

CUE Executive minutes (5 of 5)

File contains meeting minutes and other records dated June 15, 1988 to January 19, 1988. Topics discussed include executive nominations, labour relations, grievances, contracts, organizing meetings, office staffing, health and safety, communications, education, the Australian job exchange, committee responsibilities, and bylaws. File also contains agendas, notes, a list of CUE executives and shop stewards, correspondence, an interim balance sheet dated March 31, 1988, sample forms, list of Butterworths publications, and a Canadian Labour Congress information package.

[Minutes of CUPE 2950 general membership meeting]

File contains agendas, meeting minutes, and correspondence dated November 17, 1988 to November 23, 1987. Topics discussed include nominations, hiring, bylaws, meeting dates, speakers at future meetings, grievances, health and safety, job evaluation, education, communications, contracts, reports from the president, treasurer, and business agent.

CUE Executive minutes (3 of 5)

File contains meeting minutes and other records dated January 1988 to July 1988. Topics discussed include labour relations and grievances, contracts, organizing, elections, membership, arbitration, committee functions, report on office restructuring, bylaws, financial reports, education, health and safety, communications, contracts, budgets, revenue and dues, hiring and job evaluation, and recruiting. File also contains a chart of accounts, agendas, a memo, and notes.

CUE Executive minutes (1 of 5)

File contains meeting minutes dated December 14, 1988 to August 10, 1988. Topics discussed include union expenses and purchased equipment, committee policy manuals, budgets, grievances, health and safety, contracts, job evaluation, education, communications, hiring, bylaws, and recruiting and membership. File also contains agendas.

CUE Executive minutes (2 of 5)

File contains meeting minutes dated July 7, 1988 to March 1, 1988. Topics discussed include the newsletter, staffing issues and executive turnover, recruiting, budget and financial reports, grievances, health and safety, contracts, job evaluation, education, communications, bylaws, office expenses, UBC sexual harrassment report, tuition waivers, a job exchange program with an Australian university, and membership meetings. File also contains agendas .

CUE Executive minutes (5 of 5)

File contains Executive meeting minutes and records of CUE executive dated February 10, 1987 to January 5, 1987. Topics discussed include job descriptions, CUPE membership and merger, benefits, health and safety, grievances, contracts, and financial reports. File also contains agendas, correspondence, executive authorization forms, statement from the CUE president, a service contract between CUPE and AUCE Local 1, safety speakers lists, UBC policies and procedures, and an office administration and membership servicing report dated January 5, 1987.

CUE Executive minutes (2 of 5)

File contains meeting minutes dated September 8, 1987 to June 30, 1987. Topics discussed include executive reports, financial reports, contracts, grievances, education, health and safety, communication, hiring, arbitration, policies, newsletter, and overtime. File also contains correspondence from CUPE and others, and financial balance sheets.

[Minutes of CUE membership meeting] (1 of 2)

File contains agendas, meeting minutes, and other records dated December 16, 1987 to May 7, 1987. Topics discussed include the new collective agreement for 1987/88 - 1988/89 and a copy of UBC's offer of settlement, officer nominations, reports on the Grace Hospital Medical Genetics Unit, the convention, term appointment for part-time office staff, information on life insurance and pensions, a discussion of the Mental Health Workstations in the Registrar's Office, reports from committees on grievances, health and safety, education, and communications, reports from the business agent and treasurer, the strike fund balance, information on a health survey, sending delegates to the CUPE National Convention, referendum results, and bylaw amendments. File also contains meeting minutes "Division Meeting - Shaughnessy" from November 26, 1987.

[Minutes of meetings and correspondence of CUE executive]

File contains meeting minutes, correspondence, and memos dated August 4, 1987 to February 2, 1987. Topics discussed include communication committee policies, claiming legal fees, clarification of booking off, staffing, contracts, finances, day care facilities, criticism of the newsletter cover, a statement from the CUE president, and the CUPE merger.

[Minutes of CUE membership meeting] (2 of 2)

File contains agendas, meeting, minutes, and correspondence dated April 16, 1987 to December 1, 1987. Topics discussed include job descriptions, contract information, legislation (Bill 19 and 20), CUPE referendum ballot results, a staff update, information on meeting times and policies, hiring versus electing union representatives and office restructuring, presentations and debates on the CUPE merger, the daycare assessment ballot results, executive reports in favour of affiliation, and CUE balance sheets with assets and liabilities.

[CUPE merger correspondence and other materials]

File contains correspondence, memos, reports, and other records dated March 4, 1987 to January 5, 1987. Topics discussed include opposition and support for CUPE affiliation, the affiliation referendum and results, greivances, and copies of an office administration and membership servicing report including observations and recommendations.

CUE Executive minutes (1 of 5)

File contains meeting minutes dated December 8, 1987 to September 8, 1987. Topics discussed include hiring, bylaws, budgets, staff issues, contracts, grievances, education, health and safety, and communications. File also contains several agendas, job descriptions, a calendar page, handwritten notes, and correspondence with UBC.

CUE Executive minutes (4 of 5)

File contains meeting minutes dated March 10, 1987 to February 17, 1987. Topics discussed include union staffing, financial reports, grievances, education, health and safety, communications, contracts, overtime, membership meetings, job descriptions, bylaws, and a report from the sexual harrassment committee. File also contains executive authorization forms, correspondence, memos, and several agendas.

[Minutes and correspondence of CUE Executive] (3 of 3)

File contains meeting minutes and correspondence dated August 12, 1986 to January 23, 1986. Topics discussed include essential services, daycare, grievances, job classifications, contract negotiations, policies on alcohol and drug related problems, overtime, Ritchie and Associates, office staff wages, and health and safety. File also contains a draft report on clean indoor air and smoking .

[Minutes of CUE membership meeting]

File contains agendas and meeting minutes dated December 18, 1986 to January 30, 1986. Topics discussed include nominations, committee reports on contracts, grievances, health and safety, detailed treasurer's reports and appendices, picketing at hospitals, a report on the campus daycare centre, bylaw amendments, supporting HEU and BCNU (BC Nurses Union), UBC contract offers, Ritchie and Associates, and a list job duties.

[Minutes of Local 1 membership meeting]

File contains meeting minutes, correspondence, a copy of the CUE Constitution, and other records dated November 5, 1985 to January 15, 1986. Topics discussed include Ritchie and Associates and Work to Rule, background on the company and their activities, directions to union members on how to respond to reviews, a presentation from the CUPE representative at UVIC, bylaw amendments, nominations, reports from the union office and contract committee, grievances, AUCE Local 1 name change to become the Canadian University Employees (CUE), financial statements, information on courses and seminars, a news release about the HEU, and a list of union dues according to paygrade.

[Contract negotiations]

File contains newsletters, correspondence, news releases, and other records dated January 30, 1985 to November 15, 1984. Topics discussed include the Great Trek '85 and protesting cuts to education funding, contract negotiations, briefs to the UBC Board of Governors from CUPE Local 2278 (UBC Teaching Assistants' Union) and AUCE Local 1, settlement terms, a transcript of a meeting between representatives of AUCE Local 1, CUPE 2278, OTEU 15, IUOE 882, CUPE 116, and UBC's President Pedersen, university budget cuts, and statements and news releases on the negotiation process.

[Ritchie & Associates records] (1 of 3)

File contains clippings, correspondence, bulletins, and other records dated October 25, 1985 to November 21, 1985. Topics discussed include opposition to Ritchie and Associates (R & A) efficiency testing at UBC, the work-to-rule campaign, staffing and budget cuts, summaries of R & A final reports, legal information and background on R & A, grievances, an all campus unions meeting on contract negotiations and R & A, transcripts of CUE interviews with Vancouver Co-op Radio and the CBC on the topic of R & A, issues with campus mail delivery, and a memo on how librarians and library staff have been affected by R & A.

[Ritchie & Associates Records] (3 of 3)

File contains handwritten notes, press releases, reports, and other records dated August 12, 1985 to October 22, 1986. Topics discussed include background on and opposition to Ritchie and Associates (R & A) activities at UBC, greivances, statements from the president about R & A, work-to-rule, and the UBC work environment. File also contains a copy of the R & A final report on the UBC Audio Visual Services department from October 1985, and R & A presentation materials on Audio Visual Services from September 9, 1985.

Local 1 Executive minutes

File contains the meeting minutes and correspondence of the Association of University and College Employees, Local 1, and its successor the Canadian University Employees (CUE). The CUE records date from December 10, 1985 to October 7, 1985, and the AUCE records date from September 18, 1985 to January 8, 1985. Topics discussed include reports on computer implementation, office and executive restructuring, financial reports, reports from the union coordinator, job descriptions, communications, interactions with Ritchie and Associates, "work to rule," the Local name change, grievances, health and safety, and contract negotiations. File also contains correspondence from the CUE legal team and CUPE, memos and notes, a news bulletin, and a service contract between CUPE and AUCE Local 1.

Communications

File contains reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, and other records dated August, October, and November 1984, and March and July 1985. Topics discussed include the potential merger with CUPE, recommentations from the Merger Committee, an overview of the service contract with CUPE, other affiliation options investigated (with OTEU, BCGEU, VMREU, HEU), a budget report with income and expenses, AUCE Local 1 name chage to UEU (University Employees Union), contracts and negotiations, guest speaker on Solidarity in Poland, committee reports on contracts, grievances, and health and safety, guest speaker on the Education Day of Concern, election statements and ballot instructions, and arbitrations on flexible work weeks.

[Ritchie & Associates Records] (2 of 3)

File contains reports, bulletins, clippings, correspondence, and other records dated November 12, 1985 to October 22 and 24, 1985. Topics discussed include librarians' concerns with the Ritchie and Associates (R & A) review, the work-to-rule campaign, correspondence with the faculty association, other unions, and the president of UBC about R & A, legal information on implementing work-to-rule and strikes including copies of labour board rulings, grievances, and a schedule for MLA Day.

[Local 1 Merger committee CUPE service contract records]

File contains correspondence, reports, and other records dated July 22, 1985 to February 11, 1985. Topics discussed include available CUPE services such as legal and research services, an assessment of the union office procedures and staffing, office restructuring and related bylaw amendments, copies of the service contract between CUPE and the AUCE Local 1, drafts of the Merger Committee Final Report, a copy of the final report, an outline of the organization of AUCE, BCGEU, and CUPE, blank and filled ballots along with ballot instructions, a CUPE pamphlet, and a statement from the AUCE executive in favour of accepting the CUPE service contract.

[Solidarity coalition newsletters, bulletins, and reports]

File contains newsletters, bulletins, and reports, dated October 1983 to May 1985. Topics discussed include an NDP Caucus Labour Report on legislation, activities of the CUPE Solidarity Committee, a summary of Bill 28 (Labour Code Amendment Act), International Women's Day, unemployment in BC, rallies and protests against government budgets and policies, military expenditures, poverty, socio-economic policy alternatives and a people's commission, the displacement of Tranquille residents, a lockout of the Theatre Employeess Union, human rights, Expo 86, education cuts and cuts to government programs, and logging on Meares Island. File also includes a copy of the Solidarity Times Volume 1, Number 1, from October 15, 1983, copies of the B.C. Report from July 1984 and November 1984, and 15 copies of Solidarity Coalition Bulletins from 1984-1985.

[British Columbia policy research and reports] (1 of 2)

File contains reports distributed by the Pacific Group for Policy Alternatives, dated January, February, and March 1984. Reports include "Is There a Social Policy in British Columbia? Who Has Been Hurt and Why?" by Angela Redish, Series 4-84-3, ISBN 0-88627-029-4 ; "The Ideology of Restraint" by Patricia Marchak, Series 3-84-01, ISBN 0-88627-025-1, February-March, 1984 ; "Revenue Sources for Maintaining Social Services in B.C." by Jonathan R. Kesselman, Paper No. P-84-1, January 1984 ; "The New Priorities of the Social Credit Government of British Columbia" by Gideon Rosenbluth and William Schworm, Paper No. P-84-3, February 1984.

Local 1 Executive minutes

File contains meeting minutes dated November 27, 1984 to January 10, 1984. Topics discussed include the report of the merger committee (potential AUCE merger with CUPE, BCGEU, HEU, VMREU, BCTF), union organizers reports, financial reports and budget proposal, grievances, communications, contracts, health and safety reports, bylaws, policy manuals, and purchasing supplies and office equipment. File also contains a service contract between CUPE and AUCE Local 1, a list of involuntary transfer exemptions, multiple job descriptions, and a report from office staff to the Executive.

[Solidarity Coalition records]

File contains correspondence, news releases, reports, and other records dated June 26, 1984 to June 18 and 19, 1984. Topics discussed include Operation Solidarity and new labour legislation, per capita dues, the Solidarity Coalition, opposition to the government budget, rallies, an AMS (UBC Alma Mater Society) Special General Meeting, formation of a People's Commission for Policy Alternatives and their activities, employment proposals, trade union support actions including strikes and demonstrations, community programs, education, Expo 86, an Operation Solidarity bargaining conference and strategy discussion, the report of the public sector committee, the 1984 B.C. Conference on Human Rights, Local reports, recommendations from workshops, and communications reports. File also contains an information package from the Operation Solidarity 1st Annual General Meeting dated June 18 and 19, 1984, a copy of Operation Solidarity News Volume 1, Number 1, dated October 1984.

[Minutes of Local 1 membership meeting]

File contains reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, and other records dated December 13, 1984 to January 19, 1984. Topics discussed include the potential merger and a presentation from CUPE, recommendations and the merger committee's final report, a report on the other union options (OTEU, BCGEU, VMREU, HEU), reports to members on the merger and increased dues, finances, nominations, grievances, contracts, health and safety, and a report entitled "Solidarity as a Trade Union and its Present Situation".

[Local 1 Executive correspondence]

File contains correspondence to the UBYSSEY, the Province Newspaper, and the UBC board of governors, as well as incoming correspondence from Union Construction Workers, and Barristers McGrady & Young and other records dated October 2, 1984 to June 26, 1984. Topics discussed include wages, opposition to an AMS decision on essential services, opposition to UBC awarding the Gage Residence contract to a non-unionized construction firm, legal information, and ballot instructions and candidate statements.

[Minutes of Local 1 Merger committee]

File contains a ballot, meeting minutes, and financial statements dated November 7, 1984 to December 31, 1983 and attached ballot for members to vote on whether to remain an independent union. Topics discussed include the potential merger, discussion of a draft budget, and detailed auditor's reports and financial statements from December 31, 1983.

[British Columbia policy research and reports] (2 of 2)

File contains reports distributed by the Pacific Group for Policy Alternatives, dated February and May 1984. Reports include "British Columbia's Budgets and the Need for Restraint" by Gideon Rosenbluth and William Schworm, Series 4-84-4, ISBN 0-88627-031-6, May 1984 ; "The Economic Impact of the British Columbia 'Restraint' Budget" by William Schworm, Series 4-84-5, ISBN 0-88627-027-8, May 1984 ; "Does British Columbia Need Fiscal Restraint?" by Gideon Rosenbluth and William Schworm, Series 1-84-1, ISBN 0-88627-021-9, February 1984 ; "Investment and Education in British Columbia: A Review of the Evidence in Restraint and Recovery" by Robert C. Allen, Paper No. P-84-4 ; Series 1-84 ; "The Ideology of Neo-Conservatism: Lessons for the Left" by Philip Resnick, Series 3-84-2, ISBN 0-88627-026-X, May 1984.

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