Student Life and Engagement

Nomination Period Open: Work and Labour Studies Student Association Executive

 
Hi everyone,
 
I am happy to announce the opening of the nomination period for the Work and Labour Studies Student Association on November 9, 2020. The nomination period will be open until November 30, 2020.
 
If you would like to put your name forward for one of the 4 executive council positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary), please email a statement (of up to 300 words) explaining why you want to run for the position and/or what you envision doing in the position to Susan Fiorillo at fiorisue@yorku.ca by November 30, 2020. 
 
Positions and voting are open to all students majoring or minoring in the Work and Labour Studies Program. 
 
For more information on the duties associated with each position please see the guidelines from the constitution below. 
 
Take care,
 
Prof. Nastovski
 
VII – DUTIES OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS

7.1 The duties of the President shall be:
a.   to act as Chief Executive Officer of the Association;
b.   to serve as the official representative of the Association;
c.    to exercise signing authority over finances, in conjunction with the Treasurer;
d.   to prepare and present, with the Treasurer, regular financial reports and an annual budget to the Association; and
e.   to assist in planning, organizing, and execution of the Association’s projects;
 
7.2 The duties of the Vice-President shall be:
a.   to assist the President;
b.   to assume the duties of the President if they are unavailable or the office becomes vacant;
c.    to assist in planning, organizing and executing the Association’s projects; and
d.   to exercise signing authority over finances, with the President.
 
7.3 The duties of the Treasurer shall be:
a.   to act as Chief Financial Officer of the Association;
b.   to prepare and present, with the President, regular financial reports and an annual budget to the Association;
c.    to coordinate bookkeeping with the President;
d.   to collect and manage annual membership dues;
e.   to manage and report on the cash flow of the Association;
f.    to assist in planning, organizing, and executing the Association’s projects; and
g.   to reconcile bank accounts monthly; and
 
7.4 The duties of the Secretary shall be:
a.   to act as Chief Administrative Officer of the Association;
b.   to record and distribute minutes of all Association meetings;
c.    to compile and distribute meeting agendas;
d.   to assist in planning, organizing, and executing the Association’s projects;
e.   to be responsible for the Association’s general administrative tasks and correspondence; and
f.    to coordinate and maintain the e-mail mailing list, the WLSSA website, and Facebook page, and all internal/external communication.
 
7.5 It will be the duty of all Executive Council members to:
a.   submit an annual report describing the activities they participated in during their term of office. These reports will be provided to the newly elected candidate for that position; and
b.   have a general understanding of the WLSSA Constitution as a whole, with specific knowledge and understanding of any section that corresponds to their given position on the Executive Council.

 

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Work and Labour Studies Trek-to-Ottawa, 06-08 March 2020 slideshow video

Work and Labour Studies (WKLS) students took part in the inaugural Trek-to-Ottawa, which included meetings and workshops with trade union and community-based researchers, a labour history walking tour, stops at the Parliament of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada, and celebrations as part of International Women's Day. Click on the image below for a short slideshow video (1:18 mins, 8.7 MB, upbeat music, no voiceovers). Note: This trip occurred before Health Canada recommended physical/social distancing. 

 

The Work & Labour Studies Students Association

All Work and Labour Studies Students are encouraged to become involved with the Work and Labour Studies Student Association (WLSSA). The WLSSA organizes social justice- and career-related events for program majors, including guest speakers, career forums, field trips and social events. The WLSSA is also actively involved in developing and distributing educational materials about workers’ rights designed especially for high school and university students. WLSSA members also advise the Program Coordinator about student interests and needs. Each academic year the WLSSA must apply to the York Federation of Students to be registered as a club. To find out more, or to join the WLSSA, e-mail them at wlssa@yorku.ca

 

WKLS Inaugural Undergraduate Conference 2019

 

WKLS Twitter Photo Gallery

Click on images for the full-size slideshow.