CUPE 4163 Member
I’ve been a TA since September 2015 and I like it a lot. I enjoy learning about courses that I may not have taken at university when I was doing my undergrad. While I’m marking it’s interesting to see what other people say about various topics.
For me, belonging to a union means being protected at work from things the employer may do that I did not necessarily even know were wrong. I haven’t been in the workforce that long, so it’s just nice to know that there is a union there to protect me if I am being mistreated.
If you aren’t active in a union, I’d just say, “Yes, join the union, and be a part of it” – because you’re not only looking out for your own interests, you’re looking out for everybody who comes after you.