CUPE 3906 is dedicated to upholding high standards of education at McMaster University by ensuring our members are excellently equipped to perform their duties.
CUPE 3906 represents almost 3000 workers at McMaster, making it the largest union on campus. We currently represent three units:
- Unit 1: Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Research Assistants (RAs)
- Unit 2: Sessional Lecturers and Music Instructors
- Unit 3: Post-doctoral Fellows
CUPE 3906 provides its members with representation and benefits, all which can be easily found on this site!
We are deeply committed to grassroots local democracy and hold monthly General Membership Meetings (GMMs), which we encourage all members to come out to. Not everyone is expected to participate in the discussions at GMMs, so it is perfectly acceptable to come and just listen in! (Also, there is pizza.) A schedule of events can be found on the calendar located on the right side of this page.
Our representation of members across campus comes by way of member-driven committees, stewards in every department, a 13-person executive committee, and our local staff. Contacts for all these people and committees can be found on this site, and we encourage you to direct your questions to whomever you deem appropriate!
Thank you for visiting the CUPE website, if you have any questions or comments that could not be addressed, feel free to contact our Communications Officer.
Your CUPE 3906 Executive