Carol Kavanaugh, Queens Faculty of Arts and Science

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Why USW? Why now?

I believe Queen’s staff need a strong union at the negotiating table, along with all the other unionized Queen’s employees. After investigating 5 unions, the USW impressed me with their knowledgeable, professional, respectful and supportive attitude and resources.

USW has extensive experience in our sector, and encourages a collaborative, cooperative relationship with University management. USW knows about the unique funding and fiscal challenges facing universities today, and has presented to and lobbied governments for support of universities.

I hope that Queen’s staff vote to build their own union local, in the USW, where staff can have a fair, respected and equal voice in determining and negotiating future terms of employment at Queen’s.