Ann Reynolds is CUPE 3911's Recording-Secretary, and we think she is pretty amazing. So, we want our members to know about all she does for our local.
Ann has been involved with our local ever since she started teaching at Athabasca University (AU) in 2000, and her dedication and involvement takes union activist to a high level. On top of her experience in academia, Ann has increased her ability to serve our local by taking additional training in important areas like stewardship, bargaining, and negotiating collective agreements. Here are some recent positions Ann has taken on for our local:
2000-2015 – Representative member
2013-2015 – Trustee
2013-2017 – Health Benefits Committee
2016-2017 – Recording Secretary
2016-2017 – Bargaining Committee
2015-2017 – Complaint Review Committee
In addition to the above, Ann has dedicated endless hours of her time to representing 3911 on various committees at AU. With the significant change AU has undergone over these past few years, this representation has been invaluable to our local. Her continued participation on AU committees has helped to give our members a voice in important organizational decisions and for keeping the union informed about issues we need to be aware of. It is not unusual for Ann to be the only CUPE member on committees made up of other University administrators or employee groups - who often have very different agendas. She demonstrates courage, tact, and a genuine interest in moving our members out of what is often a marginalized position at the University. Ann wants CUPE 3911 to have a say in the decisions that affect them. Some of her impressive committee work is listed below:
2013-2017 – CUPE 3911 representative on the Athabasca University General Faculties Council (observer for 2012).
2013-2017 – CUPE 3911 representative on the Athabasca University Academic Learning Environment Committee.
2014 – CUPE 3911 representative on the Athabasca University Learning Services Working Group.
2014-2016 – CUPE 3911 representative on the Athabasca University Student Success Access Working Committee.
2016-2017 – Observer on the Athabasca University Academic Planning, Policies and Standards Committee.
Regular and ongoing attendance at Athabasca University Humanities Centre and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences meetings, University town halls, and other venues to promote CUPE participation.
Somehow, while taking on all the above and her work as an academic instructor, Ann still finds time to canvass for the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation (2011-2013), volunteer for funeral receptions at her church, engage in her local community league, and knit a Pink Pussy hat to wear while marching at the January 21st, 2017 Women’s March.
We hope you join us in recognizing Ann for her many contributions to our local and to her community. Thank you Ann, for being an important part of 3911 and for your ongoing work for our members!