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York University Strike: CUPE Rejects Uni Offer

9:15 pm: The CUPE Local 3903 website is reporting that all three units of the union rejected York University’s contract offer by wide margins. Here are the results: Unit 1: 61.7% No. Unit 2: 59.3% No. Unit 3: 70% No. 9:25 pm: York University has released a hard-line statement on the union vote, in which […]

York University Strike Vote Results Expected Tonight

Voting has closed in the York University contract ratification referendum, and the word we’re hearing is that results should be made public between 9 and 10 pm tonight. As soon as we hear anything, we’ll pass it along. 9:15 PM Update: All three units have decisively rejected the university’s offer. Strike will continue. Ongoing updates here.

York University Strike Update

The York University strike is coming to a head. For two and a half months, Canada’s third-largest university has been closed by a strike of CUPE local 3903, representing teaching assistants, graduate assistants, and adjunct faculty. The university has invoked a provision of Ontario labor law to force a one-time vote by the union membership […]

York University Strike Update: Ratification Vote Dates Set

The union membership vote on the York University contract proposal has been scheduled for January 19 and 20, from 9 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm each day. These are the dates the university requested, and are four days later than those the union had proposed. York, the third largest university in […]

York University Strike Update: January 10

As the strike at York University moves into its third month, the university has moved to force a vote on their latest offer, against the wishes of the union they have been negotiating with. Under Ontario law, the university may call a vote on an offer on the table once during negotiations. The Ontario Labor Relations […]