Cupe 3903 Strike Video

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Undergrad takes video of Car Charging Lines

Hi guys

This video was taken the first day of picketing. I’m a third year social work student and decided to go out to the picket lines to show some support. To be honest, I was pretty shocked to see that this was the kind of response you guys were getting out there. May I just say that I am in support of CUPE. The reason for this essentially lays in the fact that I am far too convinced that York University as an institution can afford to give their staff job security, benefits, and better wages. I find it interesting that students are not standing up and demanding where their money is going, because the answer is to those at the top of the administration whom none of which we may ever encounter during our undergraduate career. If the economic recession was truly the reason your demands are being considered “unreasonable” then surely our tuition money wouldn’t have went to the 15% raise last year that involved York’s administrative staff; or rather, the big dogs at the top of the chain who were already making well over 100 grand a year. I want my tuition money to go to those at the forefronts of my education; the people grading my papers, leading tutorials, offering extra help, and overall creating my education experience. Support CUPE!!



November 13, 2008 - Posted by | Asshole Drivers, Day 1, Sentinel


  1. This is a sad, misinformed reaction. Impressive footage though, and thankfully no one got hurt. Just today, a similar incident took place at the Sentinel picket.

    I just wish people would inform themselves, instead of blindly allowing the administration bulletins to form their views.

    Comment by drljaca | November 13, 2008 | Reply

  2. If someone charges in through the picket line and if they hit someone, like he did to that guy in the video, can they be legally charged by police? Or say if tbe driver didnt hurt anyone.. but still went through when they arent? How does it work then?

    Comment by ahira | November 14, 2008 | Reply

  3. I believe that they should be charged since this is a LEGAL strike. Running your car into a pedestrian is just wrong and the fact that I have had to say that agan and again over youtube just seems ridiculous. I have got over 60 comments, in which case nearly all of them say that this guy had every right to run his car into the picketers. Am I going insane here, or is running into pedestrians the latest thing or something?

    Comment by Emily Taylor | November 15, 2008 | Reply

  4. […] this video of an altercation with one such barricade and a driver was taken by a union supporter and posted to YouTube and various blogs […]

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