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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 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.

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.

Bylaws And Amendments (1 of 3)

File contains the Provincial Constitution of the Association of University and College Employees, Local 1 (UBC), and bylaws and amendments dated August 5, 1980. Topics discussed include jurisdiction, membership, charters, Local autonomy, executive duties and elections, committees, conventions, revenue and finances, strikes and lockouts, discipline, approval of contracts, organizational year, and bylaws and amendments.

Bylaws And Amendments (2 of 3)

File contains bylaws, amendments, and other materials of the Association of University and College Employees, Local 1 (UBC), dated January 1982 to August 1980. Topics discussed include jurisdiction, membership, executive duties and elections, committees, recall, meetings, dues and finances, approval of contracts, strikes and lockouts, changes to labour agreements, discipline, grievances, financial statements from January to July 1982, reports from the office staff to the executive, correspondence, job descriptions.

Bylaws and Amendments (3 of 3)

File contains bylaws, amendments, and other materials of the Association of University and College Employees, Local 1 (UBC), dated December 17, 1981. Topics discussed include jurisdiction, membership, executive duties and elections, committees, recall, meetings, dues and finances, approval of contracts, strikes and lockouts, changes to labour agreements, discipline, and a trustees' referenda report dated December 17, 1981.

[CUE newsletters]

File contains CUE newsletter On Cue dated February 1991 to November 1991.

On Cue, November 1991 (Election of Officers) includes CUE representatives list, Contract Committee report, Grievance Committee report, notice condemning harassment, Business Agent's report, notice of election of officers, notice of CUPE Local 116's negotiations, Treasurer's report, financial statements, open letter to the University Librarian regarding union involvement with the strategic planning process, poetry written by CUE member, list of shop stewards, minutes of general membership meeting dated October 24, 1991, and agenda for general membership meeting dated November 21, 1991.

On Cue, [October 1991] (Special Bylaws Issue) includes President's report, reprinted article entitled "Union activists and union supporters" written by Anne Marie Foote, correspondence announcing CUE's financial support of the New Democratic Party, summary of NDP member's presentation on social justice, reprinted Trade Union Research Bureau article comparing budgets of B.C. and Ontario, printing of CUPE Local 2950 by-laws in full, financial statements, reprinted article regarding PSAC and CUPW 1991 strikes written by Ed Finn, government advertisement regarding voting in the provincial general election, reprinted HEU Guardian satiric article regarding administration, reprinted ELP Action Line article regarding national medicare, reprinted article criticizing Canadian conservatism and "Americanization" written by Ed Finn, registration form and course listing for Labour Council weekend seminars, incoming correspondence regarding affiliation with B.C. Federation of Labour, minutes of general membership meeting dated September 26, 1991, and agenda for general membership meeting dated October 21, 1991.

On Cue, September 1991 includes CUE representatives list, endorsement of NDP from CUE president, notice of UBC psychology study on women, work and stress, Business Agent's report, reprinted OPSEU News Update article on political action by unions, reprinted Canadian Association of Labour Media summary of SSC report of Lavigne v. OPSEU, correspondence regarding United Way's solicitation of individual CUE members, reprinted Globe and Mail article capitalism and "junk-food economy" written by A. Paul Gill, Grievance Committee report, Contract Committee report, Health & Safety Committee report, update on Main Library health and safety investigation, update on health and safety problems linked to the processing of Shastri Books, advertisement for workplace ergonomics workshop, a "Health and Safety Parable", correspondence requesting support of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, reprinted PSAC Alliance article regarding wages and benefits of government workers, reprinted Globe and Mail statement on Canadian wages, advertisement for conference entitled "Labour and Team Concepts" held at the Maritime Labour Centre, notice of CLC weekend seminar and courses, notice of CUE meetings, Employment Equittee Committee report, welcome letter to new members, minutes of general membership meeting dated July 25, 1991, reprinted CALM article listing international work stories, and agenda for general membership meeting dated September 26, 1991.

On Cue, June 1991 includes CUE Representatives List, reprinted Southam News article regarding commemoration of GST implementation, Grievance Committe report, Contract Committee report, Business Agent's report, President's report, Secretary Treasurer's report, financial statements, correspondence, open letter of welcome, printed contract article regarding personal study benefits, UBC Library pruning update, poetry written by Helen Bonnell Butt, minutes of general membership meeting dated May 23, 1991, article regarding union action towards pension plans, article regarding differences between pension plans and RRSPs, and agenda for general membership meeting dated June 20, 1991.

On Cue, May 1991 includes CUE representatives list, welcome letter to new members, President's report, Grievance Committee report, reprinted leaflet on 1991 general hospital strike, report on Main Library Architect's Report, Business Agent's report, reprinted inspection report of Main Library conducted by Worker's Compensation Board, reprinted USWA 480 Your Union article detailing historical union gains, correspondence, Health & Safety Committee report, questionnaire regarding the Provincial Emergency Program and emergency preparedness, Contract Committee report, reprinted PSAC Union Update statistics on wage increases versus inflation, minutes of general membership meeting dated April 25, 1991, and agenda of general membership meeting dated May 23, 1991.

On Cue, April 1991 includes CUE representatives list, letter of welcome to new members, update and statement in solidarity of general hospital strike, Contract Committee report, Business Agent's report, President's report, Trustees report, Secretary Treasurer's report, Executive comments on the Trustees report, financial statements, reprinted CUPE article regarding the CUPE Job Evaluation Plan written by Carole Cameron, minutes of general membership meetings dated January 17, February 21 and March 21, 1991, reprinted quotations from CALM, reprinted CALM article regarding Yukon minimum wage, listing of MayWorks festival events, and agenda for general membership meeting dated April 25, 1991.

On Cue, March 1991 includes CUE representatives list, Communication Committee report, letter of welcome to new members, reprinted CUPE article regarding job evaluation basic information written by Carole Cameron, Contract Committee report, Secretary Treasurer's report, Health & Safety Committee report, financial statements, bulletin for conference on repetitive strain injury dated March 21, 1991, reprinted CALM articles regarding wage control and Blil C-69, open correspondence regarding appropriate response to telephone harassment and bomb threats, bulletin regarding restructuring of the UBC Library Administration and leadership theory, minutes of general membership meeting dated February 21, 1991, reprinted Canadian Press article detailing persecution of Canadian Auto Workers union member, and agenda of general membership meeting dated March 21, 1991.

On Cue, February 1991 inclues CUE representatives list, notice of International Women's Day activities, letter of welcome to new members, Health & Safety report, Secretary Treasurer's report, Treasurer's report and financial statements, 1991 budget definitions, Grievance Committee report, annotated summation of UBC's contract proposals, CUPE national statement on the Persian Gulf Crisis dated December 21, 1990, open correspondence, union poetry written by Del Revmond, personal, poem written by George Routledge reprinted from IUOE Maintenance News regarding Margaret Thatcher, and agenda for general membership meeting dated February 21, 1991.

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.

Executive meeting minutes (8 of 8)

File contains several executive meeting minutes dated May 15, 1979 to February 19, 1981. Topics discussed include correspondence, individual and committee reports, support of other unions and causes, the donation policy, relations/disagreements with and contributions to the Provincial Association, union affiliation, office administration, union publications, grievances, contract and pension negotiation, AUCE/CUPE certification, cutbacks, the "On Campus" newsletter, union dues, by-law amendments, job evaluations, job classification, financial budgets, inappropriate disciplinary action, reimbursement, resignation of the President, office administration and expenditures, and enforced retirement.

File also contains a letter of appointment for a mediator from the Labour Relations Board. File also contains correspondence received by AUCE in November and December 1981, and a list of division members.

General correspondence incoming and outgoing (1 of 3)

File contains 1985 incoming correspondence, and outgoing correspondence dated January 2, 1985 to December 31, 1985. Topics include Ritchie & Associates, contract negotiations and collective agreements, arbitration, support of other unions and causes, membership meetings, work-to-rule campaign, eviction protection legislation and payroll deductions during Expo '86, union representatives and representation, prosecution of religious discrimination and harassment, anti-semitism, Local 1 finances, seccession from AUCE, maternity benefits, job evaluations, by-law amendments, union dues, flex time, unjust employee dismissal, status of women, union buttons, research project, human rights abuses in Peru, status of union business office, flyers for various companies and products, New Democratic Party, abortion rights, report on the effects of restraint on the delivery of social services, elections and nominations.

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.

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.

General membership meeting minutes (4 of 4)

File contains general and special meeting minutes dated May 12, 1977 to November 28, 1979. Topics discussed include correspondence, committee reports, elections and nominations, office expenses, finances, the Anti-Inflation Board, grievances with UBC, by-law and constitution amendments, maternity benefits, daycare, contract negotiations, Provincial Association reports, vacation and sick leave, Provincial and Steward Seminars, publicity, strikes and picket lines, strike finances, support for other unions (especially IUOE, SORWUC, CUPW, AUCE Local 2), wage increases, relations with SORWUC, job classification, Christmas bonuses, medical and dental plans, and support of sexual assault initiatives.

File also contains statements of income and expenses.

[Local 1 Communications committee records]

File contains committee bulletins, ballots, and issues of the AUCE Local 1 newsletters "On Campus" dated February 1983 to May 1983, and "AUCE Expression" dated June 1983 to November 1983. Topics discussed in bulletins and ballots include special membership meetings, statements from and nominations of candidates for Union Organizer, action against provincial legislation, union solidarity, and the secession of Local 1 from AUCE Provincial.

On Campus Volume 2, Number 1, January/February 1983 includes contract information on how UBC should discuss dissatisfaction with employees, an article on workplace harassment, a book review of "Still Ain't Satisfied/Canadian Feminism Today" (The Women's Press, 1982), a light verse on caloric content, statements on workplace productivity, a forum on computer automation, Local 1's Ad Hoc Committee on Technological Change, inflation, International Women's Day, by-law amendments, and an agenda for February 24, 1983.

On Campus Volume 2, Number 2, March 1983 includes a notice for the AUCE Provincial Convention, a reprinted Canadian Labour article about union member wages, information on reclassification appeals, a letter of thanks, an open letter about leadership election criteria, a financial report, a call for volunteers for the Union Office, minutes of the January 20, 1983 membership meeting, and an agenda for March 24, 1983.

On Campus Volume 2, Number 3, April 1983 includes includes a letter of thanks, a reprinted Vancouver Sun article about the status of women in Canada, a call for opinion pieces on secession from AUCE, a warning about the potential hazards of video display terminals, two reprinted Vancouver Sun articles about video display terminals, the proposed 1983 budget, a notice of motions, a Local 1 news brief, minutes of the March 24, 1983 membership meeting, a recommendation for dues increase, notice of a film screening, notice of the April 21, 1983 special membership meeting on technological change.

On Campus Volume 2, Number 4, May 1983 includes the results of the Union Organizer election, responses to dues increase, responses to the proposed budget, an open letter regarding secession from AUCE, solicitation for critique of On Campus, resignation of Local 1's President, recommendation for dues increase, the proposed 1983 budget, a reprint of 1982 financial information, a notice of executive motions, a Local 1 news brief, an article summarizing daily union office duties, a notice of Local 1's application for certification as an independent union, reprinted Worklife articles about automation and video display terminals, minutes from the April 21, 1983 membership meeting, and an agenda for May 19, 1983.

AUCE Expression [June 1983] includes open letters from Local 1 members on the following topics: the proposed budget, a retraction, dues increase, motion for by-law amendments, thanks to the abdicating Union Coordinator, the labour pioneer Sarah Bagley, the Joint Union-Administration VDT Committee, striking public service workers of Alberta, secession from AUCE Provincial, and duties of a Library Assistant in the Fine Arts Library. Newsletter also contains an opinion ballot for contract negotiations, by-law amendments as regarding the Ombuds Committee, and an agenda for June 30, 1983.

AUCE Expression, August 1983 includes open letters on the following topics: critique of the June 1983 newsletter, Operation Solidarity against provincial legislation, support of Tranquille Institution workers, reprinted articles on automation, Library layoffs, secession from AUCE Provincial, solicitation for donations for food banks and promotion of human rights in Peru, solicitation of endorsement from the Concerned Citizens for Choice on Abortion, labour pioneer Rose Schneiderman, and a letter of thanks. Newsletter also contains minutes for the July 28, 1983 membership meeting, reports on Operation Solidarity and affects of provincial legislation, a Local 1 news brief, notices of motion of Local 1 resolutions of opposition to provincial legislation, and an agenda for August 18, 1983.

AUCE Expression, October 1983 includes open letters on the following topics: opposition to provincial legislation and reports on Operation Solidarity, a grievance report, merger discussion with OTEU, contributing to general membership meetings, union dues, and solicitation of endorsement for the Vancouver Women's Health Collective. Newsletter also contains minutes for the September 15, 1983 membership meeting, reprinted Provincial articles about job stress and relations with the provincial government, a Local 1 news brief, a union office report, and an agenda for October 20, 1983.

AUCE Expression, November 1983 includes open letters on the following topics: a letter of thanks, complaints about a membership meeting speech, opposition to provincial legislation, union office working conditions and harassment, staff shortage, secession from AUCE Provincial, and strikebreakers. Newsletter also contains "A Declaration of Rights of the People of British Columbia", a reprinted Vancouver Sun article on video display terminals, a reprinted Ubyssey article about strikebreakers, solicitation for membership information, a Local 1 news brief, minutes of the October 20, 1983 membership meeting, minutes of the October 31, 1983 special membership meeting, notices of by-law amendments, and an agenda for December 1, 1983.

[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 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.

Outgoing correspondence

File contains outgoing correspondence and other material dated January 15, 1983 to December 7, 1983. Other records include press releases, fliers for upcoming events, ballots, reprinted AUCE newsletter articles, candidate statements, and membership meeting minutes. Topics discussed include study conducted on Visual Display Terminals (VDTs), layoffs, the British Columbia Reconstructive Conversion (Recon) Project, implementation of the BC Library Network, the July 7, 1983 provincial budget and consequent proposed legislative changes, Operation Solidarity, UBC Campus Community Alliance, the Residential Tenancy Act, support of other union, by-law amendments, secession from AUCE Provincial, strike action, Local 1 elections, pornography shown on Canadian Pay TV channel, and sick leave negotiations.

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.

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.