Fall into Strike Prep

As September begins, bargaining is ramping up! It has been proven true that if we are going to win the wages and working conditions we deserve, we are going to have fight for it. To get prepared, we are hosting two days of workshops to build the skills and confidence necessary to support bargaining and, if necessary, run an effective strike.

Join us September 18th for THREE different sessions, and again on September 26th for an online session! While the sessions are meant to build into each other, they are also self-contained. If you can only attend a few, we’d love to see you there! There will be snacks, be sure to indicate any dietary restrictions or accessibility needs in your registration.

September 18th 

Picketing and Other Strike Strategies
1:00-2:00 PM
YUGSA boardroom (425 Student Centre)

This session is a knowledge-sharing and discussion space about strikes, traditional picketing, and other forms of pressure that can be utilized during a strike. Whether you’ve never been on strike before or have walked the line many times, you have something to contribute to this session. As we discuss how to push the boundaries of traditional picketing, both the tried and true and the fresh perspective are equally valuable!

Please register here for the September 18th sessions.

Responding to Strike Breaking
2:25-3:35 PM
YUGSA boardroom (425 Student Centre)

In an era of increasing labor disputes, it’s crucial to be well-prepared to respond effectively to strike-breaking efforts.  This session is designed for members, seasoned or new, to empower each other with the tools and insights needed to safeguard our labour actions. Join us in discussion on the know-how and strategies necessary to maintain solidarity and unity when face by the stresses of strike breaking. Together we can win.

Please register here for the September 18th sessions.

Planning to Support Bargaining
YUGSA boardroom (425 Student Centre)

This a creative space for discussion, brainstorming and planning on how we can support our demands in bargaining. Whether this is your first or your tenth bargaining round, you have something to contribute to this session! Do you have a certain skill or experience you think could be fun or helpful during bargaining? All ideas, tactics, and plots are welcome as we collectively make plans for the Fall.

Please register here for the September 18th sessions.

September 26th

Strike Mandate Vote Mobilization
2:00 PM-5:00 pm

Please register here the September 26th session.

This session is all about practical skills to get a strong Strike Mandate Vote! We need to hit the ground running in September. Join this online session to learn more about the nitty gritty details for getting your department ready for the vote, including strategies as tabling, phone banking, departmental walkthroughs and events, and more! Some of these strategies require an in-person presence, but many can be done remotely. No matter your location or comfort level, if you want to get involved with the mobilization effort, there is somewhere you can plug in!

Please register here to receive the Zoom link. There will be live captioning.

For all other accessibility needs, please contact Maija at cupe3903asr@gmail.com