Chief Steward By-Election Results 2023

The membership has spoken. Our new Chief Steward is Erin Olmsted. Congratulations, Erin!

We would like to thank everyo who cast their vote. We had a 56% participation.

With Erin’s election as Chief Steward, this has created a vacancy in our Trustee roster. In the next GMM, nominations will open for another Trustee who will serve until 2025 and another member of the Job Evaluation Committee. If you are interested in putting your name in for these positions or have any questions, please email 932cupe@gmail.com

Meet Your Candidate: Ken Phillips

KEN PHILLIPS

Ken Phillips was born in 1981 in Hamilton Having grown up on the west escarpment, he attended the HWDSB and Mohawk College (Mechanical Engineering Technology). Ken then went to George Brown College to complete Trades school and became a Journeyman Construction Millwright, and eventually a Foreperson. He was appointed a Job Steward for Hamilton Millwrights Local 1916 for a short time and participate in various union committees. He is current in Facilities at HPL performing maintenance at the Central Library.

Ken is running in the Chief Steward By-Election. Online polls will open on Thursday, October 5.

A voting link will be sent to your email with a link and credentials to log in so you can cast your vote. That link will be available for 24 hours. If you are already receiving emails and newsletters from the Union, that link will be sent to that email. If you are not on the email list, please email 932cupe@gmail.com

 

 

Meet Your Candidate: Erin Olmsted

ERIN OLMSTED

Currently working at the Kenilworth branch, I have served the 932 community as Vice President as well as on the Job Evaluation Committee, Grievance Committee, By-Law Committee and as a Trustee. I would be honoured to have the opportunity to take on the challenge of the Chief Steward role for the rest of this term.

 

Erin is running in the Chief Steward By-Election. Online polls will open on Thursday, October 5.

A voting link will be sent to your email with a link and credentials to log in so you can cast your vote. That link will be available for 24 hours. If you are already receiving emails and newsletters from the Union, that link will be sent to that email. If you are not on the email list, please email 932cupe@gmail.com

UPDATE: Trustee and Chief Steward By Election

During the September GMM last Monday, September 25, the floor was opened for nominations for Chief Steward and Trustee.

Brett Basbaum was acclaimed to another term as Trustee.

There were 2 nominees for Chief Steward: Erin Olmsted (KE) and Ken Phillips (CE-Maintenance).

As per our new by-laws, an online vote will be held. The online voting will happen on Thursday, October 5. 

A voting link will be sent to your email with a link and credentials to log in so you can cast your vote. That link will be available for 24 hours. If you are already receiving emails and newsletters from the Union, that link will be sent to that email. If you know another Union member who is not part of the email list, let them know to email 932cupe@gmail.com before October 5 so they can be added to the voters’ list.

If you have any questions, please email 932cupe@gmail.com.

Executive and Comittee Updates

During the October membership meeting at TP (Tuesday, October 25), nominations were accepted for the positions below. Nominations closed during the same meeting.
  • VP 1
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee member
  • Trustee
During the same meeting, VP3 Erin Olmsted announced she is stepping down. This created another vacancy in the Executive. Nominations opened and closed to fill this vacancy last night.
After nominations closed, all nominees were acclaimed.
  • VP1 – Lisa Hunt
  • VP 3 – Deb Scarfone-Shaw
  • JHSC member – Kari Gruneberg
  • Trustee – Erin Olmsted
Congratulations everyone.

CUPE Local 932: New Committee Members 2022

In the last membership, Tuesday, October 26, held via Zoom, the nominations for new committee members were closed and nominees have been acclaimed. The new committee members will start their terms on December 1, 2021.

Congratulations to everyone.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President:               Mandy Bullard
Vice Presidents:      (1) Sarah Gauthier, (2)Melanie Cummings, (3)Erin Olmsted
Chief Steward:        Marg Mandula
Treasurer:               Paul Martin
Secretary:               Jennie Hamilton

3 YEAR TRUSTEE – Bridie Howell

NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE

Jennie Hamilton
Bridie Howell
Lisa Hunt

*President, Chief Steward and Part Time VP are automatic members of this committee

GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE

Bridie Howell
Lisa Hunt

BY-LAW COMMITTEE

Melanie Cummings
Lisa Hunt
Erin Olmsted

JOB EVALUATION COMMITTEE

Sarah Gauthier
Jennie Hamilton
Bridie Howell

*Alternates to be determined

HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE

Sean Crowe
Shelagh Griffin
Lisa Hunt
Sue Leger

 

 

Letters to the Board and to the City

We mentioned during the Membership Meeting last Thursday, April 22, 2021, that in an effort to safeguard the safety of the members of CUPE Local 932, we have sent out letters to the Hamilton Public Library Board and to the City of Hamilton.

The letter to the Board was a request to consider reverting to a take out model for all HPL branches. We all know that the Board has decided to still continue granting computer access to library members, lowering it from an hour down to 30 minutes. The Board has advised that they will be monitoring the cases in the city and will adjust accordingly.

Upon learning that the Board has decided to keep the current operations model for HPL branches, the Union decided to send an email to the City to request them to include Library Workers to be part of the Vaccine Priority list.

Below are links to the copies of these letters

CUPE 932 Letter to HPL Board – April 21, 2021

CUPE 932 Letter to the City of Hamilton – April 22, 2021

NEWS 932

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 932 is CUPE 932’s monthly eNewsletter and it will be sent out every 4th week of the month.

If you are on the Union email list, you should have received it last Thursday, January 28. Check your spam folders or promotion tabs because they could have been redirected there. To view the eNewsletter, you can also go to the Newsletters page on this website. You can also start subscribing to the website from the January 2021 link.

We welcome content suggestions, content contributions, images, etc. Please email them to 932cupe@gmail.com.

 

 

Defend your OMERS

DEFENDYOUROMERS.CA

They’re at it again.

For the 3rd time in 4 years, OMERS is pushing a proposal to eliminate guaranteed indexing which, if passed, could allow inflation to erode the value of our pension.

The OMERS Sponsors Corporation (SC) Board of Directors is barging ahead during a pandemic with a vote to eliminate guaranteed indexing on June 24th, a plan that has already been rejected twice. This, despite tens of thousands of us already demanding that they postpone the vote until after the COVID-19 crisis.

If Worker Representatives stand united, we will defeat this harmful proposal and defend our guaranteed indexing. We know we can count on the CUPE Ontario, CUPE Local 79 and OPSEU Representatives to vote NO – but that won’t be enough.

If it passes, this proposal will eliminate an important and valuable pension benefit for OMERS members. It will mean OMERS members, particularly younger workers, will have less valuable and less secure pensions in retirement