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CUPW Education

This course gives new members key information about their union and helps them find their place in it.

Topics include CUPW’s history and constitution, how to write a resolution, union values versus employer values, understanding power, and the many faces of union activism.


This course is for new members. It replaces the Initiation to Union Life course.

2.5 days

Please note that the region (or the local) selects the courses that are offered. Not all courses are offered in a given year. In some cases, a course may not be available because it is not up to date or because it is being translated.

Specialized courses, such as the training of facilitators and of worker advocates, are offered on an as needed basis during each mandate. Typically, participants from two or more regions attend these national-level courses.

Members interested in union education should contact their region.

Click here to get contact information for CUPW Regions and Locals.