Fonds F0025 - York University Faculty Association fonds

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York University Faculty Association fonds

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15.0 m of textual records
55 audio cassettes (82 hrs. 30 min.) : ferric oxide

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The York University Faculty Association was established in 1962 as the voice of faculty in University affairs, but it was not until 1974 that YUFA became the authorized bargaining agent for York University faculty members and librarians, as designated by the Collective Agreement. The Association elected officials include the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson for Organization, Vice-Chairperson for External Affairs, Recording Secretary,Information Officer, and Treasurer. They are elected annually. In addition, there are appointed officers, the Grievance Officer, the Organizing Officer, and the Negotiating Officer, and representatives from the several constituencies (all faculties and the Library). Appointed officers serve a two-year term. The Association 's Executive Committee consists of all the officers, the past Chairperson, and the Chairperson of the Contract and Grievance Committee, and has general oversight of the Association between general meetings.

The Association has three standing committees: Contract and Grievance Committee, which reports to the Executive on specific grievances, oversees the election of local stewards and their handling of grievances, monitors the application of the Collective Agreement, hears reports and supervises the work of the Grievance Officer and the Organizing Officer. The Negotiating Committee is responsible for the drafting of the provisions of the Collective Agreement in cooperation with the Executive and Contract and Grievance Committee, presenting this positions to the membership for approval, negotiating the terms of the Collective Agreement, and appraising the membership of the proceedings of negotiations. The Nominating Committee is responsible for securing nominations for all elected positions, and for membership on committees.

Local stewards are elected for each constituency, one steward for every thirty-five members. There must be a minimum of four general meetings yearly, at least one of which is designated the Annual Meeting. The Executive and Contract and Grievance Committee shall meet six times yearly.

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The fonds consists of the records of the York University Faculty Association (YUFA) Chairperson, 1980-1984; the Librarians' Chapter, 1976-1985; and the Joint Grievance Committee, 1979-1984. Other series consist of Minutes, 1961-1986; Correspondence and papers, 1962-1989; Financial records, 1968-1985; Reports, 1967-1974; Printed material, 1964-1987; Ballots, forms, and opinion polls, 1973-1987.

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Access is restricted. All files in the fonds are restricted for a period of one hundred years from the last date in the file. Researchers wishing to view this material must obtain the written permission of the York University Faculty Association, and be directed to the Archivist, York University.

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In addition to archival materials, York University Archives and Special Collections has gathered other material from the York University Faculty Association which is housed in the Ephemera collection (F0168). This material consists of ephemera and printed material, including agreements, announcements of events, constitutions, newsletters, and reports.


The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1975-034, 1977-019, 1985-018, 1987-024, 1987-025, 1988-020, 1989-042, 1991-023, 1991-034, 1993-024. Further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/09 Marie-Josee Levesque:. WordPerfect (Creation)
2002/04/09 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2002/10/09 Shannon MacDonald. Correct wording in Bio sketch, Scope and content and accruals notes.
2002/10/11 Ken Hernden. Deleted extra white spaces and carriage returns in the description.
2003/04/08 Shannon MacDonald. Add URL for online finding aid.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2019/09/25 KCP. Added subject access point.
2020/03/26 KCP, N. Somerset. Added subject access point.

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