Inventory of the
York University Faculty Association fonds

Inventory #F0025

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0025
Title:York University Faculty Association fonds
Dates:1961-1990, predominant 1975-1989
Extent:15.0 m of textual records
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Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
The York University Faculty Association was established in 1962 as the voice of faculty in university affairs, but it was not until 1976 that YUFA became the authorized bargaining agent for York University faculty members and librarians, as designated by the Collective Agreement. The Association's 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 its 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.
Scope and Content:

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.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
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.
Finding Aid: File lists available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000025.pdf
Accruals: 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.
Related Records: 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.
Provenance Access Points:York University Faculty Association

Date of creation: 2002/04/09
Date of last revision: 2003/04/08
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