CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Grad Employees Walkout at UMass Amherst

On April 21st 2005, GEO, along with The Massachusetts Society of Professors, Take Back UMass/ staged a Walkout/ Boycott at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to show support for:

* FAIR CONTRACTS for ALL Campus Unions
* STUDENT CONTROL of Student Organizations
* A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE in the number of Faculty in Classrooms and Labs
* The COMMUNITY ACTION DIVERSITY PLAN, rather than Chancellor Lombardi’s plan
* NO CUTS in Real Wages or Benefits for ANYONE on Campus
The link on the title has numerous links including mp3 and streaming video.
Even more info here http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~geo/ or http://www.geouaw.org/

OUWCC members should recognise our slogan from a few years ago "Universities Work because we do" slightly modified on their home page.

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