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British Columbia Labor unions--Organizing
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Executive meeting minutes (1 of 8)

File contains executive meeting minutes dated January 5th, 1977 to November 21, 1978. Topics discussed include agendas for general membership meetings, steward seminars, correspondence, grievances, strikes (including Steelworkers local 2655), nominations for sub-committees, committee reports, expenses, maternity leave, John Hrube's funeral, communications with students, vacation entitlement, newsletter preparations, formation of a questionnaire for AUCE members at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), babysitting relief for attendees, creation of a promotional leaflet, wages, finances, support of causes and other unions, paybacks, communications and negotiations with UBC, off-campus certification issues between AUCE and CUPE, purchase of office equipment, an apparent act of collusion, a charge of an illegal strike, an Employee Assistance Program, and Operation Liberte. File also contains lists of meeting attendees, a copy of the promotional leaflet, and a copy of the VGH questionnaire.

Executive meeting minutes (2 of 8)

File contains executive meeting minutes dated January 3, 1979 to November 26, 1979. Topics discussed include committee reports, correspondence, pension plans, Local 2 strike and picketing at UBC, striking of sub-committees, grievances against UBC, union duties, compensation for duties, support for causes and other unions, disciplinary action, purchase of office supplies, union certification, job descriptions, sick leave, disability benefits, office restructuring, newsletters, and the implementation of a third-party employee benefits program. File also contains proposed agendas for executive meetings, and correspondence regarding solicitation of funds for SORWUC.

Executive meeting minutes (3 of 8)

File contains executive meeting minutes dated January 6, 1976 to December 14, 1976. Topics discussed include correspondence, committee reports, strike analysis, newsletters, sick leave, pension plans, working conditions, office administration and structure, communications and cooperation with other unions, response to anti-inflation legislation from the Anti-Inflation Board (AIB), discipline procedure, affiliation with the provincial association, grievances with UBC, role and function of the executive committee, relations with the Canadian Confederation of Unions, scab trials, general membership meeting agendas, stewards seminars, strike organization, job evaluations, support of causes such as the rescue of Mario Muñoz, division elections, rollbacks, and sex discrimination.

File also contains draft correspondence, including letters of thanks to other unions for respecting Local 1's picket lines. File also contains reports, including Provincial Report and Strike Committee report.

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.

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.

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 meeting minutes (7 of 8)

File contains executive meeting minutes dated January 9, 1980 to December 16, 1980. Topics discussed include correspondence, cutbacks, donations and donation policy, reimbursements, individual and committee reports, inappropriate disciplinary action, the newsletter "On Campus", grievances, job reclassification, leaves of absence, relations with the Provincial Association, increased Per Capita Tax, office rental and supplies, office administration, financial reports, the strike fund, union membership, general membership meetings, job evaluation, by-law amendments, resignation of the President, the bi-weekly pay period, vacation pay, union dues, the Stewards' Seminar, support of other unions, duties of Local association officers and committees, committee structure and functioning, union job descriptions, enforced retirement, allegations against Marcel Dionne, support for womens' rights and anti-nuclear endeavors, striking and lock-outs, letters of complaint arising from a strike, arbitration and negotiation with UBC, office insurance, seniority for employees excluded from the union, union affiliation, Benefacts, purchasing of office equipment, and the employee assistance program.

File also contains a poster to a "public rally and dance in support of the Nicaraguan Literacy Crusade."

General membership meeting minutes (3 of 4)

File contains general and special meeting minutes dated January 15, 1976 to December 9, 1976. Topics discussed include correspondence, committee reports, elections and nominations, grievances with UBC, office equipment, Provincial Association reports, strikes, discipline of strikebreakers, finances and dues, legislation cast by the Anti-Inflation Board, by-law amendments, protesting sexism in government action, the function of the executive, lay-offs, job classification, support of other unions and causes, the newsletter, committee and union organization, contract negotiations, the National Day of Protest, roll-backs, and press releases.

File also contains proposed rules of order, one section of Local 1's constitution, and statements of income and expenses.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AUCE Annual Convention: amendments, minutes

File contains amendments and resolutions passed in the June 1976 annual Provincial AUCE Convention, and minutes of the convention. Topics discussed at the convention include local reports. Topics of the resolutions and constitutional amendments discussed include affiliation with other unions, a cross-local newsletter, access to research, formation of local sub-committees (such as on wage control), organization of unorganized workers, the per capita tax, the right to strike, absenteeism, office vacancy, strikebreaker discipline, provincial amendment ratification, AUCE staffing and job descriptions, revenue, and office administration.

AUCE Annual Convention

File contains minutes and associated material of the June 1977 Annual AUCE Convention. Topics discussed include the financial report, local reports, affiliation with SORWUC and other unions, resolutions and constitutional amendments, local organizing, union jurisdiction, revenue and finances, amendment ratification, protesting of oil pipeline construction, the right to strike, and union elections. File also contains reports written by Local 2 (Strike Strategy Committee, Shop Steward Seminar, Grievance Committee, Contract Committee, Joint Technological Change Committee, Communications Committee) and Local 3 (Grievance Committee).

AUCE Sixth Annual Provincial Convention

File contains minutes and associated material of the June 1979 6th Annual Provincial Convention. The agenda includes rules of order, business arising from the 5th Annual Convention, the provincial executive report, local reports from Locals 1 to 6, a resolution to affiliate with the Canadian Labour Congress, constitutional amendments, the presentation of a National Union of Students policy paper entitled "Education - A System in Chaos" (March 1979), and emergency resolutions and amendments. Other topics discussed include maternity benefits and communications with the Provincial. File also includes a copy of the 5th Annual Convention minutes, and a voting card.

AUCE Special Convention on Affiliation

File contains the agenda and associated material of the April 1980 AUCE Provincial Special Convention on Affiliation. Proposed affiliations include BCGEU, CCU, CLC, CUPE, OTEU, SORWUC, and UFAWU. File also contains a voting card, an identification pin, draft ballots on amendment proposals and emergency resolutions, rules of order, the minutes of the 6th Annual AUCE Provincial Convention (June 1979), the April 1980 AUCE Affiliation Committee Report, and proposed resolutions.

File also contains reports and transcripts of meetings between the AUCE Provincial Affiliation Committee and proposed affiliations: BCGEU (December 4, 1979), CCU (February 8, 1980), CLC (September 14, 1979), CUPE (December 11, 1979), OTEU (January 17, 1980), SORWUC (March 10, 1980), and UFAWU (March 15, 1980).

AUCE Eighth Annual Convention (1 of 2)

File contains the agenda and associated material of the June 1981 AUCE 8th Annual Provincial Convention. Associated material includes delegates, rules of order, 1980 convention minutes, provincial executive reports, financial statements, provincial committee reports, local reports, resolutions, constitutional amendments, emergency proposals, and miscellaneous documents (report appendices and copies of correspondence).

AUCE Eighth Annual Convention (2 of 2)

File contains the agenda and associated material of the June 1981 AUCE 8th Annual Provincial Convention. Associated material includes delegates, rules of order, 1980 convention minutes, provincial executive reports, financial statements, provincial committee reports, local reports, resolutions, constitutional amendments, emergency proposals, and miscellaneous documents (report appendices and copies of correspondence).

AUCE Ninth Annual Provincial Convention (1 of 2)

File contains minutes of the June 1982 AUCE Ninth Annual Provincial Convention. Topics discussed include Provincial executive and committee reports, financial report and budget, local reports, business arising from the 8th annual convention, resolutions, constitutional amendments, nominations to the Provincial executive, and emergency amendments.

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.

Provincial news

File contains newsletters from the AUCE Provincial, and a financial statement.

AUCE Affiliation Bulletin (January 22, 1981) includes referendum results on whether AUCE members wish to affiliate with the Canadian Labour Council.

AUCE Provincial Dispatch no. 13 (November 27, 1980) includes by-election results, and the results of a special assessment which passed to provide financial assistance to Local 1.

AUCE Provincial News: Special Issue on Affiliation (December 1980) includes discussion and opinion pieces on the advantages and disadvantages of various ways to affiliate with the CLC.

AUCE Provincial News (Fall 1980) includes topics such as local reports, boycotts, protest literature, settlements, tripartism, relations with the Canadian Confederation of Unions, a Canadian Human Rights Commission review of Canada Employment and Immigration, opinion pieces on affiliation, and sexual assault legislation.

Special Convention on Affiliation, April 1980

File contains material from the April 1980 AUCE Provincial Special Convention on Affiliation. Material includes the Affiliation Bulletin 2 (prepared by Local 1's Affiliation Committee and Provincial staff), an information package about various affiliation options, an Affiliation Update from the Provincial Executive dated April 2nd 1980, and an edition of the AUCE Affiliation Inquiry (vol.1, no.4) dated January 9, 1980.

File also contains the Provincial newsletter AUCE News: Special 9th Annual Convention Edition (June 1982). Topics discussed include provincial nominations, a proposed budget, and proposed resolutions and amendments.

Strike pay

File contains outgoing and incoming correspondence regarding 1978 strike pay, a list of cheques released to signatories, and statements of earnings. Correspondence includes memoranda to Local 1's union office authorizing release of strike pay cheques to third parties. File also includes Local 2's Annual Report 1978/9 Supplement. Topics discussed include maternity benefits, strike action, negotiations with Simon Fraser University, and committee reports.

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.

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.

Grievance Committee: old agendas etc.

File contains agendas and several handwritten minutes of Grievance Committee meetings dated May 3, 1976 to March 25, 1977. Topics discussed include individual grievances, employee discharges and layoffs, job classification, stewards seminars, job postings and applications, correspondence, arbitration, working conditions, employee files, stack attendants, leaves of absence, student assistants, meal periods, seniority, and maternity leave.

Across Campus

File contains the March 1980 issue of Across Campus. Topics discussed include mediation of contract negotiations with UBC, pension plans, Graduate Student Centre membership, Steward Seminar, leaves of absence, reprints of newspaper articles, Christmas leave, union job descriptions, boycott news from the B.C. Federation of Labour, correspondence, and general membership meetings.

Treasurer's files

File contains records of the union office treasurer, dated June 20, 1978 to November 20, 1979. Documents include material concerning a 1979 office reorganization. Topics discussed include administrative restructuring, dues restructuring, subsequent by-law amendments, and union income. File also contains correspondence and invoices regarding payments to AUCE Provincial, legal arbitration, employee benefits, office rental, pest control, and union dues. File also contains the following miscellaneous documents: an account log photocopy, agenda and minutes of membership meetings, financial statements, and Local 1 by-laws. File also contains issues of Across Campus (October 1979, March 1979), and Contract Bulletin 3.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Provincial Executive minutes

File contains meeting minutes dated January 15, 1977 to August 20, 1977. Topics discussed include Local reports, correspondence, convention planning and resolutions, financial and committee information, negotiations and arbitration, maternity leave issues, purchasing office supplies, interactions with other unions (SORWUC, BCGEU, CLC), strikes, and constitutional amendments. File also contains the minutes of the 1977 Annual AUCE Convention.

Provincial Executive minutes

File contains executive meeting minutes dated March 4, 1978 to December 2, 1978. Topics discussed include correspondence, letters of support and donations to other unions and workers' groups, strike actions and negotiations, financial reports and decisions, Local reports, organizing a teaching assistant and support staff union (TSSU) at Simon Fraser University (SFU), discussions on student work study employment, participation in an International Women's Day parade, the UIC Maternity Leave report, newsletter, presentation from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). File also contains one blank charter from the Canadian Labor Union, and the Special AUCE Executive Meeting Re: 1978 AUCE Convention Agenda dated April 28, 1978.

Provincial Executive minutes

File contains meeting minutes dated January 13, 1979 to December 15, 1979. Topics discussed include reports from Locals, the arrest and support of SFU 18 picketers, financial reports, expense compensation, contracts and negotiations, the Essential Services Disputes Act, UIC Maternity leave and benefits, a UIC information seminar held by AUCE and the Labour Studies program at Capilano College, planning the 1979 convention, correspondence, current strikes and discussion around students crossing picket lines at SFU, potential affiliation with other groups (CLC, CUPE, BCGEU), newsletter business, offering support for CCCA (Concerned Citizens for Choice on Abortion), changing the name of the Association of University and College Employees to the Union of University and College Employees, interactions with SORWUC in regards to an outstanding loan and other communication and support issues.

Provincial Executive minutes (1 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes dated January 19, 1980 to June 24, 1980. Topics discussed include strikes, student employment, wages, reports from Locals, convention and referendum planning, update on the SFU 18, financial reports, providing financial support to Locals and other organizations, correspondence, convention on affiliation with other groups (CLC, CUPE), office equipment, negotiation and mediation, grievances, emergency resolutions, the B.C. Student Federation, the CAIMAW strike, and childcare issues.

Provincial Executive minutes (2 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes dated August 16, 1980 to December 13, 1980. Topics discussed include office business and meeting structure, reports from Locals, correspondence, financial statements, loans, undertaking an AUCE history project, the convention and referendum, "Regina vs. Pappajohn" Supreme Court Decision, the affiliation question, protesting the Ku Klux Klan, grievances, strikes, committee reports, and per capita taxes. File also contains letters from AUCE Locals to AUCE Provincial on the affiliation ballot and the special convention, and an AUCE Provincial Bulletin to AUCE members on the topic of elections and nominations.

Provincial Executive minutes (1 of 3)

File contains Provincial Executive meeting minutes dated January 17, 1981 to July 17, 1981. Topics discussed include a protest of cutbacks at tuition fees at Capilano College, correspondence, reports of officers and representatives, reports of Locals, the affiliation referendum, the annual convention, financial statements, office business and hiring, bylaw and constitutional amendments, strikes, grievances, "Ban the Klan" demonstration, Local 5 affiliation with the CCU and related disciplinary charges. File also contains one half-filled spiral bound stenographer's notebook with handwritten notes on AUCE business.

Provincial Executive minutes (2 of 3)

File contains meeting minutes dated August 21, 1981 to November 28, 1981. Topics discussed include reports from Locals, grievances, charges against Local 5 and affiliation with CCU, correspondence, financial statements, per capita tax report, new executives, negotiations, strikes, development of an AUVE photo archive, communications with staff at the University of Victoria, supporting the Union of BC Indian Chiefs in opposing amendments to the Canadian constitution.

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