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Re: memorial respecting the seizure of S.S. "Coquitlam"…

File contains declarations of eight individuals or organizations regarding compensation owed following the seizure of the steamer "Coquitlam" by the U.S. revenue cutter "Corwin" in 1892. Declarations request compensation for losses of seal skins, good shipped, legal fees, etc. Claimants include Cereno J. Kelley.

Correspondence 1917-1926

File contains sporadic correspondence regarding sealing claims from 1917-1918, 1921-1922, and 1925-1926. Notable correspondents include Wilfrid Laurier; Ward Fisher, Deputy Minister of the Naval Service; the Deputy Minister of Justice; Fred A. McGregor, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; Pierre Joseph Arthur Cardin, Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Thomas Mulvey, Under Secretary of State; R.A. Sargent, barrister.

[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.

[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.

[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.

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.

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 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.

Communications

File contains correspondence, newsletters, bulletins, and other records dated February 7, 1975 to September 28-29, 1974. Topics discussed include interactions and conflict between Locals and AUCE Provincial, contract negotiations, and amendments to the AUCE provincial constitution. File also contains the following newsletters and bulletins:

Across Campus Volume 3, Number 1, February 5, 1975 includes information on job evaluation committee activities, natural and artificial lighting in the workplace, the structure of the provincial executive, executive elections, a postal strike, a report from the union office, the university community credit union, reports from Locals, the AUCE provincial, and pension committee, finances, contracts, and executive contact information.

Across Campus Volume 3, Number 2, March 5, 1975 includes information on the first annual AUCE convention and a call for delegates, grievances and reclassification, the discrimination article in the contract, the CKLG (CUPE Local 686) strike, the university community credit union, an editorial, reports from Locals and the provincial executive, and study benefits and taking courses at UBC.

Across Campus Volume 2, Number 4, April 1975 includes information on nominations, CUPE 116, strike committee proposals, commentary on the strike committee report, contract discussion and a Division D contract workshop, inflation and wages, women in the workplace, a list of contract committee members, reports on finances, communications, and a summary of the March 13, 1975 meeting minutes, the cost of living in BC, the question of paid positions in the union office, and a request for information on UBC's budget.

Across Campus Volume 2, Number 5, May 1975 includes information on the AUCE Local 2 (SFU) strike, contract negotiations at SFU, resignation of the Local 1 vice-president, a list of contract committee members, a report on Labour Relations Board hearings on student assistants and seniority steps, letters to the editor, campus co-op rental housing, reports from Locals and the provincial executive, finances, discussion on affiliation with other organizations, the future of AUCE, the benefits and drawbacks of having a provincial organization, the requirements for running a union, Malaspina College support staff withdrawing their charter with the AUCE, a book review on painting in Canada, a poem, and financial and communications reports.

Across Campus Volume 2, Number 6, July 1975 includes information on the AUCE and its members, wages and contracts, a report from the job evaluation committee, criticism of the job evaluation committee, an excerpt of an article on wage hikes, the effect of inflation on workers, a poem, a discussion of apathy, an overview of other unions operating on campus (BCGEU, HSA, CUPE, OTEU, IUOE), an appeal from the contract committee for research assistance, and facts and figures from the UBC budget.

Across Campus Volume 2, Number 7, August 1975 includes information on the form and content of the newsletter, a question about salutations in correspondence, Malaspina College staff representation by CUPE, a discussion of across-the-board and percentage increases, job evaluation, an overview of OTEU Local 15, analysis and commentary on UBC's contract proposal, a summary of Local 2's (SFU) contract, inflation and ecocomics in the USA and its effects, a glossary of terms, the university community credit union, an article on SORWUC, and changes to bus schedules.

Across Campus Volume 3, Number 7 September 1975 includes information on contract committee negotiations and members, a message from the Canadian Association for Repeal of the Abortion Laws, a membership meeting discussing wage scales, opinions on wage restraints, scheduling and meeting conflicts, supporting CUPW and boycotting the postal code, a labour studies course offered at Capilano College, a personal narrative about work, poetry, AUCE history, strikes, lockouts, and picketing, courses offered by the Vancouver People's Law School, a strike strategy for UBC, a list of organizations run by and supporting women in Vancouver, a report from the grievance committee, and a reprint of the notice of bus schedule changes.

Across Campus September 23, 1975 includes information on contract negotiations and a detailed report on the negotiation process to date.

Across Campus Bulletin Number 2, October 1, 1975 includes information on contract negotiations and updates on the process, nominations for convention delegates and table officers, the agenda for the October 9, 1975 membership meeting, statement of income and expenses, and the meeting minutes from September 11, 1975.

Across Campus November 16, 1975 includes information on contract negotiations, membership demands, calling a strike vote, detailed discussion of contract issues, effects of legislation, updates on committee meetings, resolutions passed at the AUCE provincial convention, daycare for children of staff members, grievances, and the CUPW postal strike.
UBC Library Bulletin Number 120, April 9, 1975 includes information on an increased library operating budget, the establishment of library task forces on binding, security, collections, and extended services, new filing policies, renovation of Brock Hall into a processing building, a report on travel grants and expenses, the history of technical services workspaces in the UBC library, and announcements.

[Annual and special provincial convention materials]

File contains meeting minutes from the provincial convention and the special provincial policy convention dated June 21-22, 1975 to November 15-16, 1975. Topics discussed include education, communication, potential joint activities, building the provincial organization, AUCE's relationships with other unions, reports from Locals and committees, amendments and resolutions, the provincial Colleges Act, the importance of child care facilities, and protesting Bill C-73. File also contains a press release dated November 18, 1975.

[Union Steward materials]

File contains union steward materials, dated October 4, 1977 to October 16, 1977. Topics discussed include duties and responsibilities, handling a grievance, dealing with supervisors, closing comments, Local grievance meetings, copies of minutes, tips for stewards, grievance information, rights of stewards, arbitration, information and agendas for stewards seminars, and brief histories of AUCE and SORWUC. File also contains a audio cassette entitled "The Steward".

Local 1 Executive minutes (1 of 2)

File contains Executive Minutes for Local 1, and Full Strike Committee Executive Minutes dated October 15, 1975 to December 16, 1975. Topics discussed include strike and negotiations, disciplinary actions against scabs, and the Full Strike Committee Meeting minutes, along with supporting postal workers, sharing an office with the provincial executive, reports from committees on pension plans, daycare, grievances, job evaluation, contracts, discussion of federal legislation, and staff and organization issues brought up during the November 1975 Provincial Convention.

[International women's year newsletters and other materials]

File contains newsletters in French and English and other records related to International Women's Year (IWY), dated November 1974 to July 1975.

Vol. 1, no. 4, November 1974, includes information on funding, criteria for IWY projects, submission guidelines, types of funding available, and an overview of relevant government agencies along with their addresses.

Vol. 1, no. 5, December 1974, features a message from Marc Lalonde, the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, discussing the Canadian government's plan for the year including legislation, increasing awareness, and providing funding. This issue also includes information on international committees and conferences for IWY, resolutions by the National Council of Women, a Canadian National Railway study on the status of women within their company, a CBC task force on the status of women, the first Canadian Women's Chess Championship, information on Widows United, the Canadian Congress of Black Women's second annual congress, an advisory council on volunteerism, the appointment of the Chancellor of the University of Calgary, the National Council of Jewish Women's IWY organizing, a BC Federation of Women convention, the BC Police Commission Task Force on Women and the Police, and a list of publications and National Film Board films about women and IWY.

Vol. 2, no. 1, January-February 1975, includes information on international, national, and provincial IWY programs in Norway, France, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, UN and UNESCO conferences, corrections to the vol. 1, no. 4 issue of the newsletter, training grants, opportunities for youth, and news from across the country, such as women elected to the Yukon Territorial Government, surnames in Alberta, the "Women Today in Nova Scotia" conference, and a filmography and reading list.

Vol. 2, no. 2, February-March 1975, includes a message from the IWY Secretariat about responding to mail, and a press release issued by Marc Lalonde, the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women about federal government programs. The issue also contains information on international and provincial IWY programs, publications, and conferences in Japan, Cuba, New Brunswick, Alberta, Newfoundland, British Columbia, Ontario, and Québec, congratulations to the first woman principal of a public high school in Toronto, reports and programs from the Canadian Federation of University Women and the National Secretaries Association, a help wanted section, a filmography, and the Voice of Alberta Native Women's Society creating IWY jewellery.

Vol. 2, no. 3, April 1975, includes information on international IWY programs, publications, and conferences in Mexico, Chile, Australia, the Soviet Union, and India. Canadian programs include seminars across the country, some sponsored by the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), an audio-visual kit produced by the Status of Women Study Group in Nanaimo, a public school course in Hamilton, a Fredericton Women's Centre event, a meeting of northern and Indigenous women in Yellowknife, a Redlight Theatre play about Nellie McClung, the opening of the Toronto Women's Bookstore, Status of Women Councils in Newfoundland, PEI, New Brunswick, and Québec, a Miles for Millions project entitled ""Canadian Women and the Third World,"" the establishment of the National Advisory Committee on the Female Offender, an IWY committee in Nova Scotia, and a Pioneer Women program in Montreal. Also included is an anniversary announcement, unions negotiating babysitting expenses and Father's Day Pay, total monthly costs for women's labour, Office of Native Employment consultant for Indigenous women seeking government work, seminars, meetings, and lectures in Ontario and Manitoba, "Interchange '75" seminars, film festivals, and recommended reading and music.

Vol. 2, no. 5, June-July 1975, includes excerpts from the Crossroads '75 conference in Québec on topics such as homemakers, women in business, legal and financial protection, rights of Indigenous women, creation of a Family Court system, gender ratio of teachers in schools, teaching materials including women's activism, prohibiting sex discrimination in schools, economic independence, pensions, preventing discrimination in insurance policies, recognizing housewives as workers, communications and representations of women, developing new policies at regulatory bodies such as the CRTC or CBC, preventative medicine including nutrition, internal health including venereal disease, cancer, and pregnancy, family planning including access to contraceptives and abortion, employment discrimination, benefits, and wages for domestic workers, standards for part-time work, organizing, politics, a recommended reading list and filmography, a congratulations section highlighting the accomplishments of Canadian women, a sex discrimination checklist published by CUPE, and list of conferences, courses, and seminars on topics such as women and the church, homemakers, urban planning, the Québec Human Rights Commission, and repealing laws against abortion.

File also contains correspondence from the IWY Secretariat to the AUCE, and from the Women's Office at UBC to the AUCE, informing them about events and programs.

UBC Alumni Chronicle: The Unionization of UBC

File contains an issue of the UBC Alumni Chronicle, dated Spring 1975. Topics discussed include the UBC Alumni Association election, unionization of UBC, an article on sports and culture, a profile on Tom Wayman, alumni annual giving and a list of scholarships, campus news including coverage of MLA Day, Senate election results, the Alumni Travel Program, and a message from the president, a spotlight section with alumni news, weddings, births, and deaths, and a letters section with submissions from readers.

General membership meeting minutes (2 of 4)

File contains general and special meeting minutes dated January 9, 1975 to December 18, 1975. Topics discussed include correspondence, committee reports, strike procedure, finances, office equipment, the annual Provincial Convention, job classification, retirement, grievances with UBC, nominations and elections, support of other unions, Provincial reports, the role of seniority in promotions, constitutional amendments, working conditions, contract negotiations with UBC, joining the university credit union, day care, the impact of federal and provincial legislation (such as wage control, sex descrimination, health and safety), the Stewards Seminar, strikes and picketing, vacation leave, discipline of strikebreakers,

File also contains a report on arbitrations with UBC, and statements of income and expenses.

Executive meeting minutes (4 of 8)

File contains executive meeting minutes dated January 15, 1975 to December 17, 1975. Topics discussed include correspondence, grievances against UBC, insurance, purchase of office supplies, division and committee reports, consolidation of campus units with CUPE, coordination with and support of other unions, budgets, relations with the Provincial Association (including delegates thereof), rules of order, student assistants, contracts, grievance procedures, pension plan negotiations, daycare, credit unions and loans, division elections, office administration and organization, strikes and picketing, strike strategy, and discipline of strikebreakers. File also contains a photocopy of Robert's Rules of Order.

[Local 4 correspondence and other material]

File contains incoming and outgoing correspondence of AUCE Local 4 (Capilano College), representative list, membership list, and general reports, dated February 1975 to November 1978. Topics discussed in correspondence include report on administrative reorganization, notice of motion regarding honouraria, arbitration, certification of positions with AUCE, election nominations, and government funded work programs.

[Local 2 correspondence and newsletters]

File contains incoming and outgoing correspondence of AUCE Local 2 (SFU) and newsletter AUCE Anchor dated April 1975 to February 1984. Topics discussed in correspondence include financial struggles and salary erosion at SFU, 1975 strike, requests for financial assistance, support of Teaching Assistant Union, deferral of AUCE Provincial per capita tax payment due to contract negotiations, and certification of employees served by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).

File also contains bulletin dated October 2, 1982, which includes agenda for general membership meeting dated October 19, 1982, and report from the delegates to the September 1982 Special Provincial Convention.

AUCE Anchor, June 1979 topics include articles in support of the SFU 18, correspondence regarding financial assistance from other unions, violation of collective agreement within library, report of SORWUC settlement, Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) contract negotiations, memo regarding "sandbagging" by supervisors, letters to the editor, and reprinted Express National Bureau article regarding Vancouver food prices.

AUCE Anchor, December 1979 topics include articles in support of the SFU 18, response to SFU President's call for library donations, letters to the editor regarding affiliation, investigation of affiliation with the Canadian Labour Congress, and "Labour Focus" column addressing recent labour news.

AUCE Anchor, May 1980 topics include SFU negotiations, TSSU negotiations, founding of Canadian Farmworker's Union (CFU), UBC strike, reprinted AUCE Provincial correspondence to the Workers Compensation Board of BC, affiliation discussions, 1980 CLC Convention, "Labour Focus" column addressing labour news, Local 2 grievances, contraction information column, letters to the editor, and uranium mining moratorium.

AUCE Anchor, March 1980 topics include October 1979 library layoffs, SFU 18 sentencing, letters to the editor, interview with Contract Committee regarding contract negotiations, Anchor publication policy, Audio Visual Board complaint to the Labour Relations Board, "Labour Focus" column addressing labour news, affiliation options, Local 2 grievances regarding job postings and maternity benefits, discrimination towards women in Elections Act, salary negotiations, students protest against government cutbacks, reprinted CUPE educational pamphlet regarding incremental salary increases, article on visual display terminals, and report on safety of Liquid Paper correction fluid.

Communications Committee minutes

File contains Communications Committee meeting minutes dated May 5, 1975 to August 5, 1980. Topics discussed include nominations and elections, correspondence, newsletter contents and distribution, editorial policy, and recordkeeping.

File also contains a Communications Committee Information Sheet, correspondence, committee membership lists, and a 1976 synopsis of the December 1975 strike. File also contains notes of the Management Alternatives Committee dated April 2, 1980, and notes of the Affiliation Convention dated April 12, 1980.

Executive outgoing correspondence

File contains copies of outgoing executive correspondence dated November 1, 1975 to November 22, 1976. Topics include press communications, union representatives and representation, the Anti-Inflation Board (AIB), executive and membership meetings, communciations and negotiations with UBC, collective agreements, grievance, union jurisdiction and exemption, cooperation with other unions, maternity leave, job classifications and descriptions, seniority, layoffs, steward seminars, striking, strike fund, arbitration, new employee orientation, status of women, interpretation of by-laws and collective agreement, retirement, office plant repotting, finances, employee transfers, correspondence, union office organization, land lease increase, and union elections. Recipients consist primarily of UBC officials and employees, and include other unions, arbitrators, and union federations.

Office log

File consists of the Union Organizer's handwritten office log, dated November 3rd, 1975 to November 17, 1976. The log documents the Organizer's duties and activities, including general administration and organization, phone calls, speaking to members, preparing reports, compiling arbitration cases, office renovation, peparing for membership meetings, writing newsletter articles, recordkeeping, and constructing an office manual.

File also contains correspondence, a Civil Engineering Department list, administrative instructions, reports written by the Organizer, meeting notes, committee membership lists and terms of reference, an executive membership list, and a library loan list.

File also contains "Strike Progress" material, documenting AUCE's strike activity and administration in December 1975. Records include activity logs, an official brief to UBC's Board of Governors, executive meeting minutes, a transcript of a meeting between AUCE and the BC Federation of Labour, and correspondence.

Local 1 Executive minutes (2 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes dated January 6, 1976 to December 7, 1976. Topics discussed include the strike and strike committee report, disciplinary actions against scabs, correspondence, anti-inflation legislation, interactions with other unions (CUPE, SORWUC, HEU, the Vancouver Taxi Union), contracts, staffing, role of executive members, bylaws and amendments in regards to discipline, grievances and arbitration, information on Pentacare daycare centre, housing at UBC, the strike at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), maternity leave, and banning smoking during executive meetings. File also contains several agendas, committee documents and recommendations, as well as a memo.

[Notebooks of provincial executive minutes]

File contains four notebooks of Melody Rudd, member of Executive Committee. Four handwritten exercise books (notebooks) containing notes on union activities in the form of phone numbers, addresses, to-do lists, lists of supplies, calculations, financial information, scheduling, drafts of correspondence, questions, information about the newsletter, and the activities of Locals 1-6. One of the notebooks appears to have been used for class or personal notes as it mostly contains psychology and mental health information with a section on union and strike activities at the end.

[News clippings 1976]

File contains news clippings of The Ubyssey, UBC reports, and University Endowment Lands (U.E.L.) special planning project, dated January 8, 1976 to January 13, 1976. Topics discussed include AUCE interactions with UBC, contracts, wage rollbacks, mediation, faculty crossing picket lines, and university endowment lands. Also included is the Engineer's Week undergraduate publication, The Red Rag, which the A.U.C.E. protested for its sexist content.

Provincial Executive minutes

File contains meeting minutes dated February 7, 1976 to November 20, 1976. Topics discussed include disciplinary hearing procedures, membership fees and privileges, executive elections and ballots, reports from Locals, contract negotiations, publishing the newsletter, correspondence, planning the annual convention, collaborations with SORWUC, reports on visits to Nelson and Prince George, information on the fiscal year and financial statements, conducting a referendum, attending training workshops, and the HEU strike at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). File also contains additional copies of minutes and other documents.

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