Am I still a member of the union if I haven’t signed my contract yet?

If you have been given an informal offer of partial-load work, ensure you receive your contract as soon as possible. You are considered a member of theĀ  union, however, a delay in getting a signed contract also means delays in (re-)instating health benefits, and may also hinder your ability to fully participate in union business. If you have not received your contract by the first day of your class, follow up with your manager immediately.