CUPE 4600 Trans Fund

Apply Here What is the Trans Fund?  The CUPE 4600 Trans Fund was created in 2018 to provide financial assistance to Trans CUPE 4600 members. Under typical circumstances, the fund is intended to cover expenses associated with being Trans (e.g. name changes, travel, etc.). In light of recent and ongoing developments around COVID-19, however, the Trans Fund’s mandate will be […]

Request for Support

Any group or organization seeking support from CUPE 4600, be that a financial contribution, endorsement, or other support, should use this form. Please note that CUPE 4600: ​ a) makes donations to groups or organizations, and does not typically make donations to individuals;  b) prioritizes support for local and regional campaigns and events;  c) typically donates […]

ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND ANTI-OPPRESSION IN THE CLASSROOM

PREAMBLE Recent situations, including those at Penn State and Drexel University in the United States and at Dalhousie University in Canada, have forced Teaching Assistants, Faculty, and the unions that represent them to reflect carefully on the role of academic freedom in fostering or neutralizing the spread of hate. As important sites of knowledge production, […]

Black Lives Matter

The CUPE 4600 Executive Board, on behalf of nearly 3,000 teaching assistants and contract instructors, expresses its solidarity and support for the ongoing protests and rebellions against anti-Black racism and police brutality. We salute all those standing against racism and especially commend the actions of our fellow workers in American Transit Union local 1005 who […]