Reminder: General Membership Meeting and President Election This Saturday

This is a friendly reminder that our General Membership Meeting is happening this Saturday, June 17th, from 10 AM to 12 PM at Wilson Hall, Room 1016 (40 Willcocks St). Members must register at the door. Please bring your TCard or any piece of photo ID to help expedite the process.*

During the meeting, we will be holding the by-election for president, nominations for nine executive positions, nominations for trustee, a financial presentation and approval of the holiday party budget. 

Additionally, there is a vacancy in the Full-Time & Part-Time (FTPT) Bargaining Committee due to the recent resignation of the UTM Representative. We will hold nominations and elections to fill this position, open to any FTPT member from UTM.

Please note this meeting and the election for president is in person only.  

Please take a look at the agenda and details for the presidential by-election below. All CUPE 3261 members are encouraged to attend!


  1. Roll call of officers
  2. Reading of the Equality Statement
  3. Reading and approval of minutes of previous meeting
  4. Election for President
  5. Nominations for executive board positions:
    • Vice President
    • Secretary-Treasurer
    • Chief Steward
    • Health and Safety Officer
    • Full-Time & Part-Time Unit Rep.
    • Casual Unit Rep.
    • U of T Press Unit Rep.
    • Faculty Club Unit Rep.
    • 89 Chestnut Unit Rep.
  6. Nominations and Appointment of UTM Rep for FTPT Bargaining Committee 
  7. Nomination for trustee
  8. Oaths of office
  9. Treasurer’s Report
  10. Vote on 2023 event budget
  11. Adjournment

Meeting Details

WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE: Wilson Hall Residence, Room 1016 (40 Willcocks St)

Wilson Hall Residence is part of New College and is located across from the Faculty Club. Street parking is available in the surrounding area and is located steps away from the Spadina streetcar line.

*Please note, if you are a new hire you may not yet be reflected in our membership list. Please bring proof of employment, such as an electronic copy of your contract or a pay stub, for smooth registration.

Statement from The Elections Committee

By-Election for President 2023

The vote for the By-election for President of our local will take place in person at the regular membership meeting held on June 17th from 10am – Noon at Room 1016 in Wilson Hall Residence at 40 Willcocks Street, Toronto, in accordance with Section 8 of CUPE 3261 Bylaws. You can access the CUPE 3261 Bylaws on our website or arrange to review a physical copy at the union office. You must be present in person at the meeting in order to receive a ballot.

The vote will be by secret ballot. Each candidate will have 5 minutes to make a speech to the members present prior to voting taking place. Speeches and voting will be in alphabetical order based on candidates’ surnames. The following members have been nominated and will appear on the ballot in alphabetical order based on the candidates’ surnames:

  • Luke Daccord
  • Kevin McDermott
  • Edwin Viteri

Tuan Vuong has withdrawn as a candidate for president and will not appear on the ballot.

IMPORTANT: for faster membership check in at the doors, please bring your TCard or any photo ID. 

If you have questions about this election please email however please be advised we get significant volume of email and we may not be able to get back to you on the same day.


If you are considering seeking a nomination, please review Section 8 of the CUPE 3261