TSSU 40th Anniversary

TSSU 40th Special Collection Submission Deadline is Oct 31, 2018



In 2018, TSSU celebrates 40 years of certification! We were first certified as a union in 1978, and we have been an independent, feminist, non-hierarchical, and directly democratic organization ever since.

To celebrate our history and continue to build on the work of all members past and present, we are organizing a celebratory weekend on December 7th & 8th, 2018. Please join us to help celebrate!

To learn more about our history, see here: http://www.tssu.ca/about/




Friday, December 7th, 6:00pm – 10:00pm


SFU Burnaby, Diamond Alumni Centre

To kick off our events, we will be holding an evening social at SFU’s Diamond Alumni Centre. This event will feature a trivia competition as well as drinks and food on us! Please come join us to help kick off the weekend.

Trivia can be joined as either a team or as an individual, and will feature an assortment of fun prizes!


Saturday, December 8th, 10:00am – 4:00pm


SFU Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Room 

Saturday will begin with a TSSU un-conference – a day of panels and workshops discussing TSSU’s history, BC’s labour movement, and the work of being an activist today.

Confirmed panels and workshops include:

  • Panel: Labour in the Neoliberal University
  • Panel: Milestones in AUCE 6/TSSU History
  • Panel: Social Movement Unionism
  • Workshop: Building the labour movement we want with Melissa Roth, Organizer at BCGEU
  • Chinatown Gentrification Walking Tour with Chinatown Concern Group
  • Vancouver Labour History Walking Tour with BC Labour Heritage Centre


Saturday, December 8th, 6:00pm – 12:00am


Lost & Found Cafe, 33 W Hastings St., Vancouver

To wrap up our anniversary event we will be hosting a dinner & party at Lost & Found Cafe in downtown Vancouver. This evening will feature a delicious shared meal, drinks, labour songs, prizes, as well as games and activities!

All members past & present are welcome and will receive dinner & one free drink each. Active TSSU members can register here: (soon!)

If you are a past TSSU member / collaborator and wish to attend, please get in touch with us at 40th@tssu.ca



**Deadline October 31, 2018**

In addition to attending our 40th events, all TSSU members, past and present, are invited to prepare a submission for the special collection Equity, security, solidarity, action: Reflection and celebration of TSSU at 40. Our goal is to publish a collection of pieces—drawings, collages, graphic design pieces, comics, essays, stories, plays, poems, etc.—to help our community recognize, critique and appreciate the foundations of our union, look forward to TSSU’s future, and provide a resource for future members and activists. We aim to showcase the variety of work, thought, and creativity within our community through this lens of past, present, and future. 

For more details, and to submit, see here: http://www.tssu.ca/2018/09/26/40th-anniversary-special-collection-equity-security-solidarity-action-call-for-submissions/



We need lots of help and volunteers to ensure this event is a success! From posters, to songwriting, to raffle tickets, if you are interested in getting involved, email 40th@tssu.ca.


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