Tuesday, January 19, 2010


As a sessional employee of the university, I belong to the CUPE union that also represents student employees. Recently they sent out a meeting notice. Since I seem to be working here a bunch, I thought I'd find out a bit more about my union. (Not that I get much from my union as a sessional employee.)

After reading their e-mail, attached meeting flyer, the web page it directs me to, and their response to my e-mail enquiry about something... I am getting a strong feeling that my union is run by a bunch of baboons. I suspect that participating more in my union will lead to a great deal of frustration, and probably no personal gain unless I wanted to put in the effort to run for office and "fix" everything myself. (I'd rather get a good night's sleep, thank you.)

I suspect that my participation in my union will go right back down to zero. I don't need the additional stress.


CarmenT said...

Negative Nellie! LOL. Actually you are probably right. But so what try anyway. You COULD be wrong.

noricum said...

If it were a union that represented "regular" employees, rather than mostly students, I wouldn't be this pessimistic... but realistically, when the union board is formed from it's membership, and the members are mainly students that don't have the experience and are swamped with school and work... the union duties will be what falls by the wayside. :P