Cupe 3903 Strike Video

Live and direct from the front lines!

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.

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

York U Staff Union Supports CUPE 3903

A York University Staff Association Union member speaks in support of CUPE 3903. She describes York University’s treatment of YUSA during negotiations in the summer of 2008. Jim, the former president of YUSA, is introduced and relays a message of support to CUPE 3903.

November 12, 2008 Posted by | Backgrounder, Best of Selection, Day 6 Monday Nov 10, Main Gate, Outside Support | Leave a comment

Interview with Terry about CUPE struggles at York in the 80s and Unit 2 Issues

Terry, a Unit 2 member since 1984, discusses some of the bargaining demands for Unit 2. He explains Special Renewable Contracts (SRC) and how they could work at York University. Terry describes the history of CUPE 3903, reflecting on the previous three strikes that have occurred since the 1980’s.

November 12, 2008 Posted by | Backgrounder, Best of Selection, Day 6 Monday Nov 10, Member Interview, Shoreham, 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

Picturesque View of Main Gate Picket with Autumn Leaves Blowing

Leaves and Pickets on November 10.

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Radical York Undergrad Addresses Message of Support for CUPE 3903 to Capitalist Ruling Class

An undergraduate student sends a message of solidarity to CUPE 3903. He comments on the limited funding packages available for York graduate students, arguing that no one could live on what York offers. Addressing who he calls the “capitalists” of York University, he states at the end of the video, “you are not a business, you are a school!! Education is our right, we will not give up the fight!”

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Shoreham Pickets Monday Nov 10th

A view of Shoreham picketers holding their line on Monday, November 10th.

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Main Gate in the Snow

Determined picketers in the snow.

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Interview With Carmen

Carmen, a Unit 3 member, describes the November 10th solidarity visit from a group of undergraduate students. She explains some of the key demands on the table as well as the job security issues for Unit 2 members.

November 11, 2008 Posted by | Day 6 Monday Nov 10, Member Interview, Shoreham | Leave a comment