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 This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Update: on the University of Miami Hunger Strike

Your reaction to last week's appeal was fantastic. Within hours, hundreds of
messages were pouring in to the mailbox of university president Donna Shalala.
In the first five days, over 4,000 messages were sent via LabourStart's ActNOW

We've been steadily reporting on the dramatic developments of the last few
days, including the decision by leaders of the union to come to Miami and go on
hunger strike themselves. As I write these words, Eliseo Medina, executive
vice president of the SEIU, is on his fifth day of a water-only hunger strike
in support of the workers.

We're even showing the latest video produced by the strikers on


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