YUSAPUY (York University Staff Association – Association du Personnel de L’Universite York) was founded in 1970. First established as an association, it was certified as a union five years later on December 10, 1975, and today represents thousands of workers at York University in Toronto, Ontario.
We achieved our first contract in 1976, and throughout our history, have proudly represented the interests of workers on campus. YUSAPUY believes that all working people, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, nationality or religion, deserve greater security, respect and fairness on the job.
The documentary film, “YUSAPUY: A Union Where Everyone Matters,” looks at the history, struggles and achievements of the predominately female union, its past and present leaders, and current social and political issues relevant to its membership.
YUSAPUY Documentary – “A Union Where Everyone Matters”