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General correspondence incoming and outgoing (3 of 3)

File contains incoming and outgoing correspondence dated October 16, 1984 to April 15, 1985. Topics include labour studies education and scholarships, advertisements for services and products, requests for financial assistance, union representatives and representation, cooperation and coordination with other unions, scabs, relations with UBC, calls for civic engagement (provincial election, teachers' salary, pacifism, financial restraint measures), affiliation with CUPE, international workers' and human rights, women's rights, Expo 86, workplace sexual harassment, Operation Solidarity, UBC financial cutbacks, and seniority of UBC staff.

[CUE newsletters]

File contains CUE newsletter On Cue dated January 1990 to December 1990.

On Cue, December 1990 includes CUE representative list, President's report, list of shop stewards, Grievance Committee report, Contract Committee report, reprinted The Provincial article on pay equity, letter to the editor, Business Agent's report, CUPE Gender Neutral Job Evaluation Plan, reprinted Toronto Star article on Canada's recession, reprinted correspondence regarding the Goods and Services Tax Bill, minutes of general membership meetings dated November 22, 1990 and December 6, 1990, reprinted Globe article regarding cumulative trauma disorders, reprinted SoliNet Lounge satirical article regarding Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's, and welcome letter to new members.

On Cue, November 1990 includes CUE representative list, Contract Committee report, Secretary Treasurer's report, financial statements, reprinted Vancouver Sun article on fiscal incentives for businesses, advertisement for "GINGER: The Life and Death of Albert Goodwin" written by Susan Mayse, open appeal from CUPE to oppose GST, minutes of general membership meeting dated October 25, 1990, article regarding pension plans, change of address form, listing of endorsed candidates for 1990 civic elections, notice of two motions concerning office staffing and a dues increase, Union Organizer job description, and agenda for general mebership meeting dated November 22, 1990.

On Cue, October 1990 includes CUE representative list, President's report, Trustee's report, statements pulled from results of Contract Committee questionnaire, Business Agent's report, Secretary Treasurer's report, financial statements, Grievance Committee report, Health & Safety report, reprinted open letter from Canadian Union of Postal Workers requesting support for a strike vote, welcome letter to new members, labourer poetry, reprinted Canadian Interchange article regarding the GST, a crossword reprinted from the Metro Labour Education Centre, minutes of general mebership meeting dated September 20, 1990, and agenda for general membership meeting dated October 25, 1990.

On Cue, July 1990 includes CUE representatives list, President's report, Health & Safety Committee report, Contract Committee report, Grievance Committee report, Business Agent's report, open letter to Seymour Medical Clinic patients requesting support of binding arbitration for doctors, reprinted Associated Press article regarding reports of "bad bosses," reprinted Leader article regarding CUPE National finances, reprinted PC Magazine particle regarding occupational stress, welcome letter to new members, blank occupational health and safety fact sheet, minutes of general membership meeting dated June 21, 1990, and agenda for general membership meeting dated July 26, 1990.

On Cue, June 1990 contains a benefits update, CUE representatives and shop stewards lists, President's report, Business Agent's report, memo regarding the union's position on employer goal setting, Grievance Committee report, Contract Committee report, Health and Safety Committee report, financial reports, Secretary Treasurer's report, reprinted Globe and Mail article regarding gender pay inequity, reprinted CUPE 500 Information article regarding interest rates, reprinted Solinotes article regarding unionization of Manitoba nurses, reprinted Ottawa Citizen article regarding work naps, reprinted CLC Tax Facts article regarding GST, letters to the editory, notes to financial statements, Trustee's report, minutes of general membership meeting dated May 24, 1990, and agenda for general membership meeting dated June 21, 1990.

On Cue, May 1990 includes CUE representatives list, President's report, reprinted Globe and Mail article regarding gender pay inequity, correspondence regarding library cutbacks, Business Agent's report, Grievance Committee report, Contract Committee report, Employment Equity Committee report, Health & Safety Committee report, financial statements, article listing myths regarding women's wages, article on formaldehyde levels in the home, letter of welcome to new members, union song, minutes of general membership meeting dated April 26, 1990, and agenda for general membership meeting dated May 24, 1990.

On Cue, April 1990 ("Fight the GST" issue) includes President's report, Business Agent's report, Contract Committee report, Grievance Committee report, welcome letter to new members, article protesting the GST, information points on the GST, article on federal February budget, minutes of general membership meeting dated March 22, 1990, CUE representative list, and agenda for general membership meeting dated April 26, 1990.

On Cue, March 1990 (International Women's Day issue) includes CUE representatives list, notice of International Women's Week film screenings, Grievance Committee/Business Agent's report, President's report regarding UBC's 75th Anniversary Ceremony, Health & Safety Committee report, Contract Committee report, notice of 1989 United Way campaign success, reprinted Tribune article regarding food banks, notice of newsletter workshop, notice of RRSP contribution deadline, reprinted The Broadcaster article regarding library fees, reprinted article on union myths, letters to the editor, correspondence protesting the Lady Godiva Ride, reprinted Manitoba New Democrat article regarding child poverty, notice of CUPE 1970/VGH divisional meeting, welcome letter to new members, minutes of general membership meeting dated February 20, 1990, and agenda for general membership meeting dated March 22, 1990.

On Cue, February 1990 includes Communications Committee report, CUE representatives list, President's report, correspondence protesting the Lady Godiva Ride, Secretary-Treasurer's report, Grievance Committee report, Health & Safety Committee report, Business Agent's report, notice advising against improperly store books in case of earthquakes, news from other locals and unions, article on employment equity, reprinted article from the United Nations Environment Programme's Home Personal Action Guide, reprinted UAQ Solidarity article regarding fatigue, letters to the editor, financial statements, reprinted CUPE Hospital Worker article on GST, notice regarding solidarity against bombing of El Salvador union headquarters, minutes of general membership meeting dated January 18, 1990, and agenda for general membership meeting dated February 22, 1990.

On Cue, January 1990 includes CUE representatives list, Grievance Committee report, Contract committee report, Health and Safety Committee report, reprinted letters from The Library Journal regarding an article about library assistants, reprinted PC Magazine article regarding occupational stress in typists, reprinted article from the United Nations Environment Programme's Home Personal Action Guide, letter to the editor, minutes of general membership meeting dated November 23, 1990, printed speech from the December 11, 1989 vigil for the slain women students at the University of Montreal, and agenda for general membership meeting dated January 18, 1990.

[CUE newsletters]

File contains CUE newsletter On Cue dated January, February and May 1992.

On Cue, January 1992 includes CUE representatives list, report on shop steward and assertiveness training course, Contract Committee report, report on compensation package negotiations between UBC and CUPE 2950, notice that CUPE 2950 will reconsider financial support of Hospital Employees Union, Business Agent's report, Health and Safety Committee report, notice of presentation regarding office ergonomics, correspondence regarding arrangement of Library Committee meetings to discuss the Library Strategic Plan, correspondence regarding UBC Library Christmas hours, report on strategic planning at UBC, article advocating a Women's Committee, Outgoing President's report, Union Organizer's report, correspondence and press release regarding harassment and intimidation of CUE members by Faculty of Commerce members, open correspondence regarding support of Canadian Auto Workers' new leadership, minutes of general membership meeting dated November 21, 1991, and agenda for general membership meeting dated January 20, 1992.

On Cue, February 1992 includes CUE representative list, Contract Committee report, statistics on salary increases of CUE members and UBC administrators, report on BCIT clerical workers contract victory, notice of strike pay vote, President's report, Grievance Committee report, Health and Safety Committee report, crossword puzzle, Treasurer's report, financial statements, minutes of general membership meeting dated January 30, 1992, and agenda for general membership meeting dated February 27, 1992.

On Cue, May 1992 includes CUE representatives list, inserted notice of national TV special entitled "The Medicare Show" and pledge card opposing medicare defunding, newsletter insert regarding correction notices and affirmation of CUE's support of medicare, Business Agent's report, President's report, letter of welcome to new shop stewards, notice of strike video and photograph availability, list of shop stewards, Treasurer's report, budget statement, blank strike operations survey, minutes of general membership meeting dated February 27 to April 9, 1992, letters to the editor, union poetry written by Del Revmond, classfieds, and agenda for general membership meeting dated May 21, 1992.

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.

[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.

[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.

Health and Safety minutes and correspondence (1 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes, correspondence, and other records of the Health and Safety Committee, dated January 17, 1985 to May 27, 1986. Topics include Department/Area/Building Safety (DABS) Committee chairpersons, health and safety investigations, safety committee terms of reference, hazards of photocopiers, seminars and courses, accident investigation, campus smoking policy, fire safety, chemical disposal, sick rooms, monthly accident and industrial disease report, lock-out procedure, protection of animals in emergencies, radioactive lines, occupational safety films, eye wash, safety glasses and shoes, formation of committee, genetic toxicology, safety signage, flammable liquids, traffic and security, chemical refrigeration, injury wage loss, toxic emissions, and committee budget.

General correspondence incoming and outgoing (2 of 3)

File contains incoming correspondence dated April 10, 1986 to September 16, 1986. Topics include academic grants, legal representation, support of other unions and CUPE strikes, campus daycare, union participation, building maintenance, women's rights, sexual harassment, Worker's Compensation Board, seniority, video display servers and technological change, New Democratic Party, political engagement, United Way Campaign, labour education, pacifism, union finances, maternity leave, collective bargaining and agreements, retirement, health and safety at work, library funding, commonwealth relations, UBC staff salaries, violence against women, union representatives and representation, union dues, word processing education, UBC programs and services, sick leave, Operation Solidarity, abortion rights, student employment, United States war in Central America, and CUPE conventions.

Correspondence, incoming (3 of 3)

File contains incoming correspondence dated March 1979 to December 1979. Topics include support of causes and other unions, grievances with UBC, newsletters, union staffing and membership, contract negotiations, Labour Relations Board reports, gender discrimination on campus, human rights legislation, gay rights, membership meetings, educational courses, the Employee Assistance Program, availability of legal reference to prison inmates, unemployment insurance, office equipment and administration, leaves of absence, the Consumer Price Index, charges against union members, working conditions, referendum procedure and outcomes, job descriptions, conferences, resignations and appointments, support of Vietnamese refugees, and the Muckamuck Restaurant strike.