CUPE 3903 is pleased to announce the release of “This is Contract Faculty time: York faculty in support of contract faculty,” the latest in a series of campaign videos produced by our local to support the bargaining process.
Produced by videographer Alex Lisman, in conjunction with the Communications Committee, this new 16-minute video features eight tenured York University faculty members speaking about the obligation to engage the issue of contract faculty, the problem of precarious academic labour, the contribution that contract faculty make to teaching and research, and what the administration can do to exercise higher educational leadership and address this growing problem in the current round of collective bargaining.
“This is Contract Faculty time” is also part of the campus-wide bargaining campaign, A better York is possible, led by CUPE 3903, that has engaged thousands of students, parents and community members, and that continues to generate support for our local’s proposals at the bargaining table.
Please share this video widely, not only among our members and students, but also among contract faculty in other locals, to help raise the profile of their experience and to generate support for better working conditions – and learning conditions – for everyone.
A better York is possible. Together, we can make it happen.