Inside the Movement: Organize UBC in The Ubyssey

UBC’s student newspaper, The Ubyssey, published two stories last week about the ongoing campaign to organize student workers at UBC.

“Building stronger together: The people behind CUPE 2278”

The first story, by Renée Rochefort, offers a personal look at some of the organizers behind the unionization effort, including Sam Connolly (CUPE 2278 President), Jessica Wolf (CUPE 2278 Component 1 Chair), and three member organizers: Jose Reyeros, Tina Rothchild, and Adrian Matias Bell. Read on to learn more about what motivates these committed activists to fight for better working conditions for UBC student workers.

“CUPE 2278 Work Learn unionization drive kicks into high gear as union cards near expiration”

A second story, by Tova Gaster, provides an update on the drive to organize Work Learn student workers. Read on to learn about some of the challenges and successes of the Work Learn campaign to date.