1st Vice President Election


CUPE 1975 will be holding an election for the position of 1st Vice President.

Voting will take place from: January 6, 2021 at 7 a.m. to January 7, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.

Please note that the election will be ENTIRELY online. There will be no in-person voting.

1st Vice-President:

  • Ryan Klassen
  • Gino Santoro

Campaign posters are below.


There will be Election Forums for our 1st Vice-President candidates via Zoom on January 4, 2021 at 12 pm.  We encourage you to attend to get to know your candidates!

Election Results



The results are in!

Please join us in welcoming our new President, Bob Jones, and our new 2nd Vice-President, Natalie Laing.

Our new Executive is as follows:

2020/2021 Executive Board

President                             Bob Jones

1st Vice – President            Vacant

 2nd Vice-President            Natalie Laing

Treasurer                             Jeff Theis

Recording Secretary          Sherri Duggan

Sergeant- at- Arms             Jeff Van De Voord

Trustees                              Shelly Armbruster, Mimma Messina, Jaime Provo



Erwin Marbella

Alan Bohle


Maintenance – Trades, Steam Plant, Kinesiology


Braden Pound


Library, Archives


Lara O’Grady


Technicians, Security, Stores Cindy Toy

Dylan Powell



Linda Riopel

Donna Smandych

Student Employee Representative Sam Riendeau

As we now have a vacant position, if you are interested in running for 1st Vice-President, please note the following:

  • Nominations shall be made in writing and submitted to the Union Office (Nomination Form 2020) by December 2, 2020


  • Late submissions will not be accepted


  • Nominations must be accompanied by the signature of the nominating member and the nominee


  • In the event we have more submissions than positions, an online election will be held on January 6 & 7, 2020


  • Seven days after nominations close (December 9, 2020), if an election is necessary, a slate of candidates will be sent to the membership.


  • Candidates will have until December 9, 2020 to have their campaign materials submitted to the office

Remember to Vote!


Just a reminder that today is Election Day!  You should have received an email yesterday containing the link to vote!  If you don’t see it, please check your spam, other or junk email folders.  Please contact Heather at the CUPE 1975 office (306-966-7015) to verify your email address if needed.

If you need access to a computer to vote, you may, on your break, go to Geology 141 or Arts 140 and use the computers there.  Voting closes at 3:30 pm.

Results will be announced at the AGM at 5 pm today.


On Behalf of Saskatoon and District Labour Council


Sisters and Brothers,
SDLC September 2020 Zoom General Membership Meeting
Date:  Monday, November 23, 2020
Time:  6 pm
I will be emailing the zoom meeting links and information out before the meeting date.
In Solidarity,
Sister Donna Rederburg, Registrar
On Behalf of Saskatoon and District Labour Council

Voting Procedures



Voting procedures

Good afternoon,

Our election is coming up!  Voting will be open starting November 23rd at 7:00 am and will run until 3:30 pm on November 24th.  Below are instructions on how to vote and what to expect.

You will receive an email to your usask email account from Election Runner which is the program we are using to host our elections this year.  When the election starts on Monday, you will receive an email with details on the election, the start/end time, your voter ID/Key, and a link that you can click which takes you directly to the election login page (see example below). Click on that link and it will take you to the Ballot page.  There you will choose your candidates and hit “submit”.


Please note that you will not be able to vote or access the election page until the election opens on Monday!

If you have any further questions, please contact Heather at the office.


Save The Date!


Annual General Membership Meeting

November 24, 2020
5-6 pm
Via Zoom

Zoom invites will go out later this week to your inboxes.  Please contact the office if your contact information has changed.  cupe1975@sasktel.net

Pandemic Relief Form – Revised


As was decided at our last GMM, we have added more funds to our Pandemic Relief Fund.  To our members who are temporarily laid off and looking for relief, please see the form below in the attached link.  Kindly fill it out and return to the CUPE office via email cupe1975@sasktel.net  at your earliest convenience.  You will be notified via email if you have been chosen.

Pandemic Relief Form Nov 2020

Election Forums


CUPE 1975 will be holding Election Forums for our President and 2nd Vice-President candidates.

Each candidate will be given 5 minutes to make an opening statement and then we will open up the floor for 15 minutes for members to ask questions.  Each candidate will then have 2 minutes to make their closing statements.

2nd Vice-Presidents Forum – November 10, 2020 from 12-12:30 pm

Presidents Forum – November 18, 2020 from 12-12:30 pm

These forums will be held via Zoom and the invite for that will go out this week.  Please contact our office with your email address at cupe1975@sasktel.net if you need to be added to our mailing list.  We encourage you to attend to get to know your candidates!


2020/2021 Budget


Our budget for 2020/2021 has been approved and is available for viewing.  We will be voting on the Budget at the next AGM on November 24, 2020.

If you would like a copy, please send a request to Heather at our office at cupe1975@sasktel.net and one will be sent to you.



CUPE 1975 will be holding elections for our Table Officers commencing:

November 23, 2020 at 7:00 a.m.


November 24, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

Please note that the election will be ENTIRELY online this year. There will be no in-person voting.

Elections will be held for the following positions:


  • Bob Jones
  • Gino Santoro

2nd Vice-President:

  • Ryan Klassen
  • Natalie Laing

Campaign posters are attached.

We will hold an election forum by Zoom where each candidate will make an opening statement and be available to answer questions.  The forum will be advertised at a later date.

Congratulations to the following who were elected by acclamation.

  • Sherri Duggan (Recording Secretary),
  • Shelly Armbruster (3 year Trustee)
  • Jeff Van de Voord (Sargeant At Arms – 1 year)