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Century Club

I am struggling with the notion of the Century Club.  It indicates age or rather aging bodies.  There’s no certificate from the Queen for having crossed the 100 line nor is there any personal pride.  All it does is say … Continue reading

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WLUFA equity and diversity town hall a success

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate April 2017 5.2.) By Laurie Jacklin , Society, Culture & Environment & Michele Kramer, President. The issue of equity has been on most faculty association agendas for quite some time, but it has … Continue reading

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New (and old) faces of WLUFA executive

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate April 2017 5.2.) Dear Colleagues, Another Association election is now behind us and it’s netted us some really wonderful results. The first is that our trial use of Simply Voting for the last few … Continue reading

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2017 CAS award recognizes Kimberly Ellis-Hale and James Gerlach

By Michele Kramer, President. The WLUFA CAS Award was created to recognize the exemplary contributions a Member of the Contract Academic Staff Bargaining Unit has made to the Association. This year, the WLUFA Executive unanimously voted to have the award … Continue reading

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Opposition to library collections budget cuts

The “Open letter from WLUFA opposing the library cuts at University of Ottawa” was just published on the WLUFA news site.  It’s important to support our colleagues in other institutions in Ontario, Canada, and around the world, and several faculty … Continue reading

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WLUFA supports CUPE strikers!

(Speech delivered to the CUPE rally on Dec. 3, 2015, by WLUFA President Michele Kramer.) The slogan on the CUPE buttons says it all—universities work because we do. This is true for all of us who are gathered here today. It … Continue reading

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WLUFA’s Response to the Draft Strategic Academic Plan

Posted on behalf of Michele Kramer, WLUFA President. The following is WLUFA’s response to the Administration’s Strategic Academic Plan and it has been sent to the VP:A: The WLUFA Executive Committee has reviewed the Strategic Academic Plan draft and has three … Continue reading

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“The Best Way to Play Your Cards Is To Place Them Face Up”

Newsletter outlining information and ideas behind the first four cards released as part of the Fair Employment Week campaign to raise the profile and concerns of Contract Academic Staff (CAS) and to compare that with the priority of senior administration.

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WLUFA – The First 25 Years

Twenty-five years ago, on September 26th, 1988, Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) was certified as the bargaining agent for full-time faculty and librarians. It would be another 18 months or so before a first collective agreement (CA) was achieved … Continue reading

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WLUFA & Administration jointly file for Conciliation

The Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association and Wilfrid Laurier University filed jointly for conciliation on Monday, September 23. Negotiations between Contract Academic Staff and the University are stalled, but both sides are optimistic that a settlement can be reached with the … Continue reading

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