Cupe 3903 Strike Video

Live and direct from the front lines!

Solidarity Rally – November 17

On November 17, 2008, hundreds of university students and workers from across southern Ontario rallied at Main Gate in support of striking CUPE 3903 members. “We know what happens on this campus will impact what happens on other campuses,” says one Ryerson student representative.  A York undergrad declares, “we’re going to keep coming to the lines, every day of this struggle, for as long as it takes!”

November 24, 2008 Posted by | Day 13 Monday Nov 17, Main Gate, Outside Support, Solidarity Greetings and Messages, Undergrad Support | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sentinel gate musicians send a message: “We’re not going anywhere!”

On day 9 of the strike, the Sentinal Musicians play their newest song “we’re not going anywhere”

November 18, 2008 Posted by | Day 9 Thursday Nov 13, Music, Sentinel, Strike Songs | Leave a comment

November 12 Solidarity Rally

This video captures some of the words of support from CUPE Ontario and CUPE National that were spoken at the November 12 Solidarity Rally. A York University press release from 1997 is also read. This press release outlines the reasons why the university previously deemed binding arbitration to be both problematic and inappropriate for labour negotiations within the university sector.

November 18, 2008 Posted by | Main Gate, Outside Support, Solidarity Greetings and Messages | Leave a comment

Former BT Member Reflects on Day 9 — Main Gate

A former bargaining team member from 2005 responds to the question: “what will it take for the employer to get serious and end this strike?”. She states that York University has traditionally not responded to lowering demands, but rather to strike action. She argues that this employer will only get serious at the bargaining table when they are convinced of CUPE’s strength and resiliency.

November 15, 2008 Posted by | Day 9 Thursday Nov 13, Main Gate, Member Interview | Leave a comment

Solidarity Visit from CUPE 3906 – Day 6 at Shoreham

Members from CUPE 3906 (McMaster University) visit the picket line. They discuss the importance of solidarity between CUPE locals and the plan for collective bargaining in 2010.

November 12, 2008 Posted by | Day 6 Monday Nov 10, Day 7 Tuesday Nov 11, Outside Support, Shoreham, Uncategorized, Unit 2 | Leave a comment

Solidarity Visit from St. Mary’s Faculty Union – Day 6 (Shoreham)

Judy Haven, the vice president of St. Mary’s Faculty Union located in Halifax Nova Scotia, visits the picket line. She sends a message of support and encouragement to CUPE 3903.

November 12, 2008 Posted by | Day 6 Monday Nov 10, Day 7 Tuesday Nov 11, Outside Support, Shoreham, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Unofficial Update on Talks – Day 6, Shoreham

On day 6 of the strike, a bargaining team member for CUPE 3903 gives an unofficial bargaining update to a group of members at Shoreham.

November 12, 2008 Posted by | Day 6 Monday Nov 10, Day 7 Tuesday Nov 11, Shoreham, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sights and Sounds From Day 1 – Main Gate

This video captures some of sights and sounds at the Main Gate on Day 1 of the CUPE 3903 strike. “Strike up the band” sing their song “We’ll get poverty line”.

November 10, 2008 Posted by | Day 1, Main Gate, Strike Songs, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Solidarity Forever – Morning of Day 1 at Main Gate

A huge group of CUPE 3903 members sing “solidarity forever” on Day 1 of the strike at the Main Gate.

November 10, 2008 Posted by | Day 1, Main Gate, Strike Songs, Uncategorized | Leave a comment