Cupe 3903 Strike Video

Live and direct from the front lines!

Musical Interlude: Sentinel Drummers

These are music students on the Sentinel Picket playing drums. The CUPE 3903 strike van comes up towards the end of the clip and begins honking it’s horn in time to the drumming.

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November 10, 2008 Posted by | Day 2, Music, Sentinel, Strike Songs | Leave a comment

Interview with Gabby Police Liason Representative

Gabby, a strike coordinator and a police liaison representative for CUPE 3903, reflects on the second day of the strike. She says “we have really strong picket lines and motivated people…we’re better organized and more determined than they thought we were!!”

November 10, 2008 Posted by | Day 2, Member Interview, Shoreham | Leave a comment

Interview with Christina the Chair of CUPE 3903

Christina, the chair of CUPE 3903, explains how picket lines are being run and how members can get involved. She suggests that members bring warm clothes, umbrellas, music, instruments, and songs to sing when they come to the line. In addition to picket duty, she encourages members to come to the Strike Headquarters to find other ways to get involved (635 Patrolia Road, (416) 661-2628).

November 10, 2008 Posted by | Day 2, How to get involved, Shoreham | Leave a comment

Interview with Undergrad that Supports CUPE Strike

This student was just walking by the picket lines and stopped to express her support. She suggests that it is important for undergraduate students to be critical of the information provided by Excalibar and the YorkU website regarding the strike. She also speaks to the need for more undergrads to show their support of CUPE 3903.

November 10, 2008 Posted by | Day 2, Undergrad Support | Leave a comment

The view from the Northwest Gate Picket Line

This video shows the picket line at the Northwest Gate on day 2 of the strike.

November 10, 2008 Posted by | Day 2, Northwest Gate | Leave a comment

The view from Founders Gate Picket Line

This video shows the singing and chanting picket line at the Founders Gate on day 2 of the strike.

November 10, 2008 Posted by | Day 2, Founders | Leave a comment

Interview with Joel about Picketer hit by car on Shoreham

Joel, a unit 2 member picketing at Shoreham road, describes an incident where a picketer was hit by a car. Although there were no physical injuries, Joel says that the member was visibly shaken. Despite the aggression shown by some of the drivers, Joel comments the strength of the Shoreham picket line.

November 10, 2008 Posted by | Day 2, Member Interview, Shoreham | Leave a comment

“What We Want” – A new hit single from the strike lines

Striking Sentinal Singers sound out their hot new release “What we want!”….Available at your one and only CUPE 3903 website!

November 9, 2008 Posted by | Best of Selection, Day 2, Music, Sentinel, Strike Songs | Leave a comment

Interview with Saad on International Student Issues and Unit 2

Saad, a Unit 3 member, discusses some of the current issues around wages and funding for international students. He speaks to the importance of the Unit 2 demands for job security and points to the need for CUPE to reach out to undergraduate students to help them understand that CUPE’s fight is in part to improve their learning conditions.

November 9, 2008 Posted by | Best of Selection, Day 2, Founders, International Students, Member Interview, Unit 2 | Leave a comment

Interview with Josh on Pond Road

Josh, picket captain at Pond Road, reflects on the second day of the strike. He explains the different ways members can get involved: go to the CUPE website to get the contact information for the CUPE rep in your department, call strike headquarters, or go to any picket line and sign in for picket duty.

November 9, 2008 Posted by | Day 2, Member Interview, Pond Road | Leave a comment