All CUASA employees are automatically members of the bargaining unit. This means members pay dues to CUASA, and we bargain on their behalf with the university. Bargaining unit members also are allowed to participate in strike votes to decide if a strike is possible, or ratification votes to approve a new collective agreement.
All new bargaining unit members are sent a membership card upon hire to sign and return to CUASA.
Signing a membership card gives bargaining unit members full rights as members of the Association, meaning these members also have a say in how CUASA operates. Association members can attend membership meetings, put forward motions from the floor, vote on motions, approve the budget, serve on CUASA Council, Steering or standing committees, and have an overall say in the workings of the Association.
If you haven’t filled out your membership card yet, or aren’t sure if you’ve completed one in the past, you can fill out the electronic form found here.