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Rainbow Alliance arc en ciel (“RAA”) OutTV Giveaway

Do you identify with the Rainbow Community?

Stay Connected with OPSEU/SEFPO’s  Rainbow Alliance/Arc-En-Ciel for your chance to win a FREE one year OUTTV subscription.

Email your name, local number and union number to pride@opseu.org to be added to our email list!

Don’t know your union information? Be sure to reach out to a steward or call 1.800.268.7376.

Sign up before April 1st, 2021, to be added to the draw. There will be one lucky winner per Region!

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FREE Comedy Workshop presented by The Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel (“RAA”)

Please note that registration emails must be sent no later than 5pm on March 1, 2021, to pride@opseu.org 

For any inquiries regarding the information below,  please contact pride@opseu.org  

All of the information in post can also be found on the OPSEU website: https://opseu.org/event/stand-up-comedy-with-the-rainbow-alliance-arc-en-ciel/


Attention members of the rainbow-identified community: OPSEU/SEFPO’s Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel (RAA) invites you to participate in an online workshop where you can create stand-up comedy material using the punching up method with our special guest, Alice Rose!

Over the course of two meetings, Intro to Ethical Comedy will explore the fundamentals of comedy writing and performance.  Using an improvisational approach, the workshop will merge the principles of stand-up and storytelling to create a fun and engaging course for participants.

When: March 6 and March 20, 2021
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Virtually on Zoom (a link will be provided to all participants in advance of workshops)
Cost: Free

For any questions or to register, please contact pride@opseu.org with your name and union number (Local 352). The deadline to register is March 1, 2021.

Please note: this workshop is intended for queer OPSEU/SEFPO members only.

Bargaining Bulletin # 1

The bargaining team is pleased to present their inaugural bulletin (PDF), complete with a message from President Thomas.  

Please note one correction: the address for folks to reach the bargaining team is actually <bargainingteam2021@gmail.com>, and NOT the DivEx gmail address.  

In the future, the latest bulletins be linked to in a post like this and archived at: Bargaining Bulletins 2020-2021.

The first bulletin provides an overview of the bargaining process and introduces the members of the bargaining team.

Searching for Professor Precarious

Local 352 has purchased the opportunity for members to view the video Searching for Professor Precarious until October 26th.

In Search of Professor Precarious is a new, 81 minute Canadian documentary feature from Red Heeler Media that was released for festival screenings in September, 2020.

Watch a 2 minute clip here: https://vimeo.com/441439656

Synopsis: A documentary in which the director, a longtime precarious contract teacher, lifts the curtain on higher education’s dirty little secret. He travels Canada to capture the experience of precarity and the fight against the exploitation of contract faculty in higher ed. IN SEARCH OF PROFESSOR PRECARIOUS introduces you to Jen, a young sessional trying to balance teaching, caring for her young family and finishing her PhD, so that she can be considered for a decent university job; Sandra Mac, fighting to reverse the 23% pay cut handed to her and her long time precarious faculty colleagues; Marco, leading a drive to get the sessional majority in his faculty association their democratic rights; and Pam, a choreographer and a leader in the largest higher ed strike in Canadian history. Join the fight for equality portrayed in this dramatic, moving and revealing film.

Link to full film for Local 352 members: https://vimeo.com/461136303

Check your email or contact a steward for the password.

Learn more at: http://professorprecarious.com/