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Monday, October 6, 2014

3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Concourse Level

Registration

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Lower Concourse

Learning from each other: CUPE’s first sector council

Kick off a week of exchanging information and learning best practices. CUPE National President Paul Moist gives us the big picture – our challenges, plans to surmount them together, and a sneak peak from our national members’ survey.

Paul Moist, CUPE National President

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meeting rooms as assigned           

Sector meetings

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Lower Concourse

The Fairness Project and bargaining

Fairness is what unions are all about. By using the fairness model to mobilize for bargaining we gain support and raise the standards for all workers. When we stand together we all win: better working conditions, better wages and benefits, and a better society.

Charles Fleury
CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer

Host:
Kathy Johnson, CUPE Organizing and Regional Services

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. 

Break

3:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Meeting rooms as assigned

Sector meetings

4:45 p.m.

Adjournment

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Foyer

Reception

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meeting rooms as assigned           

Sector meetings

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Lower Concourse

LEARNING FROM OUR ALLIES

Lee Saunders, AFSCME President, shares stories of threats his members have faced and how they resisted.

Guest speaker:
Lee Saunders, President, AFSCME

Protecting pensions, saving retirement

Pensions are a frequent employer target these days. Pressure is mounting on workers to accept cuts to pension benefits or insecure and inequitable plans. We must push back. Learn about CUPE’s track record of creative solutions and get inspired by other union success stories.

Host:
Mark Janson, CUPE Research

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. 

Break

3:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Meeting rooms as assigned

Sector meetings

5:00 p.m.

Adjournment

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Lower Concourse

Reception
Hosted by CUPE Ontario

Thursday, October 9, 2014

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Grand Ballroom, Lower Concourse

Raising the floor

Employers are sneaking around hard-won contract gains – replacing full-time jobs with part-time and casual staff at reduced wages, rolling back benefits
and sick leave, and trying to bargain two-tier
collective agreements. These tactics hurt everyone, but affect equity-seeking groups most of all. We’ll discuss the importance of solidarity and strategies for pushing back at the bargaining table, protecting workers’ rights and moving towards equality.

Host:
Linda Craig, Assistant Regional Director, SCFP-Québec

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Lower Concourse

The digital imperative: Connecting
on-the-ground and online organizing

Digital media is the new reality. Online tools are
revolutionizing grassroots mobilizing. Every
successful campaign uses them. But the same old organizing principles still apply. Betsy Hoover, Obama’s 2012 Director of Digital Organizing, gives us her insights on successful strategies and a
vision of what’s possible when we embrace
digital organizing.

Guest speaker:
Betsy Hoover, Digital Partner, 270 Strategies

Closing remarks
Paul Moist and Charles Fleury

12:00 p.m.

Adjournment

 

Plenary and Sector Meeting Locations

Plenary sessions will take place in the Grand Ballroom, located on the Lower Concourse level of the Sheraton Centre Hotel. 

Sector meetings will take place in the following rooms:

Sector

Room

Location

Airlines and other federally regulated workplaces

Maple

Mezzanine

Child care

Sheraton A + B

Lower Concourse

Education

Osgoode

Lower Concourse

Emergency services

Cedar

Mezzanine

Energy

Linden

Mezzanine

Health care

Sheraton E + F

Lower Concourse

Library

Chestnut East

Mezzanine

Municipal

Birchwood

Mezzanine

Post-secondary

Sheraton C

Lower Concourse

Provincial government
and crown corporations

Chestnut West

Mezzanine

Social services

Sheraton A + B

Lower Concourse