Support Rally for CUPE 3903
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3903 which represents 3400 Teaching Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Research Assistants, and contract faculty at York University has been forced out on strike by the York University administration since Nov. 6th. They are fighting for a wage increase above inflation, job security for contract faculty, and improved working conditions and employee resources. Hear CUPE 3903 members Kelly Fritsch and AK Thompson report on the progress of their struggle and speak on the importance of Graduate Teaching Assistants and Teaching Assistants unionizing.
Thursday Dec. 11th, 3 pm, Room L-239 (just past the Student Centre on the way to the Parker Tower at Laurentian University). This is a wheelchair accessible location.
Sponsored by the Graduate Student’s Union (GSA), Students’ General Association (SGA), the Labour Studies Program at Laurentian University, the Laurentian University Faculty Association, the Sudbury and District Labour Council, CUPE 3903, and Upping the Anti.
For more information contact Gary Kinsman at 523-2205 or at 675-1151 ext. 4221
On the same day, there will be a launch event for Upping the Anti issue #7. Several articles in that issue talk about various facets of building solidarity with Palestine, and two of the people whose voices are present in the issue will be speaking at the event.
Building Solidarity With Palestine: Upping the Anti #7 Sudbury Launch Event
* Clare O'Connor on “An ‘unshakable’ bond?: Canada's support for Israel." Clare is a student at York University and an editor of Upping the Anti.
* Dave Bleakney on "Smashing the Wall: Labour and Palestine. How the labour movement is overcoming years of silence and where we go from here." Dave is the national union representative for education (anglophone) for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. He was at the founding convergence of Peoples Global Action and has been active in many Latin American solidarity struggles. He is a recipient of the Commemorative Medal of Che Guevara from Cuba.
* Music by Dave Bleakney. Dave will also be performing songs of social justice. Dave started out as a New Brunswick folk punker and now is as comfortable with a string quartet as with high decibel ear splitting feedback...
Thursday Dec. 11th, 7pm, 4th Floor Resource Centre of St. Andrew's Place, 111 Larch Street. This is a wheelchair accessible location.
Copies of UTA #7 will be available for $5 each. For more information or for childcare or travel subsidization contact Gary at 523-2205 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Upping the Anti also go to: www.uppingtheanti.org
Please check these events out. And even if you aren't in the area, you can check out a listing of the other great content in Upping the Anti #7 and order a copy online.