Local 2010-01 will begin bargaining with the Employer later this year.  The Academic Assistant bargaining unit is comprised of ~150 Members working in many Departments across the University.  Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with the details.  If you have questions regarding the process of bargaining a new contract, please email: contact@usw2010.ca.

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Proposals for your Review:

In the interest of engaging as many Academic Assistants as possible during the bargaining process, your Bargaining Committee will share the language proposals they will develop on your behalf.

Check back later in the Spring for proposal details.

Questions and comments about proposals can be directed to: contact@usw2010.ca.

Survey details will be shared below for Members to review.

Your Bargaining Committee will develop a series of short surveys (~9-11 minutes each).  Please watch your Queen’s email (check your junk mail folder) for more details.

FIRST Short Survey | Focus:

SECOND Short Survey | Focus:

THIRD Short Survey | Focus:

FINAL Short Survey | Focus:

Collective Agreement
The 2010-01 Collective Agreement for Academic Assistants will expire August 31, 2023.

Notice to the Employer
The Union will deliver our Notice to Bargain to the Employer on June 1, 2023, 90 days before the expiration of the agreement, in accordance with the Labour Relations Act.

It’s time to negotiate a better Collective Agreement
The role of the bargaining committee is to negotiate the best possible collective agreement that reflects the priorities of the membership.

Bargaining Committee Composition
There will be 3 positions on the Bargaining Committee, the Unit Chair, plus 2 Members. The election will establish the 2 committee positions.

To be eligible for election to the Bargaining Committee, Members must be in ‘good standing’, meaning they must be dues-paying members of the Local 2010-01 bargaining unit (Academic Assistants).

Bargaining Committee Responsibilities

  • Survey the membership regarding bargaining issues;
  • Development, review and revision of bargaining proposals;
  • Ensure members’ priorities and concerns are reflected in the proposals;
    Attend negotiations at the bargaining table as a key part of the union team;
  • Decide which proposals to withdraw, which ones to revise and which ones to retain during negotiations;
  • Recommend acceptance or rejection of a tentative agreement and explain to the membership how their priorities and concerns are reflected in the settlement.

Bargaining Committee Nominations & Elections
The nomination period for Bargaining Committee will open soon.  Watch your Queen’s email for details.

Committee Composition
There will be 3 positions on the Bargaining Committee, the Unit Chair, plus 2 Members. The election will establish the 2 committee positions.

As per the USW Constitution, the USW Executive Board is able to appoint a Committee Member if no nominations are received.

Check back later this Spring to see who will be representing you this round of bargaining with the Employer.

Elected Member
Elected Member
Matthew Lee, Academic Assistant Unit Chair

Kelly J. Orser, Co-Chief Spokesperson, President, and Bargaining Committee Chair
Briana Broderick, Co-Chief Spokesperson, Vice President, and Senior Grievance Officer

Anke Starratt, Assistant to the Bargaining Committee
John Goldthorp, USW Staff Representative

Committee Bio’s

Matthew Lee, AA Unit Chair

Elected Member Bio

Elected Member Bio

Assistance | Support

Kelly J. Orser
Co-Chief Spokesperson, President, and Bargaining Committee Chair

Briana Broderick
Co-Chief Spokesperson, Vice-President, and Senior Grievance Officer

John Goldthorp
USW Staff Representative

Anke Starratt
Bargaining Committee Assistant and Office Administrator

Local 2010-01 (Academic Assistants)

Local 2010-01 Collective Agreement (September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2023)  
Collective Agreement Highlights
If you have questions regarding this contract, please email: contact@usw2010.ca