I know this is frustrating right now since we all know the union and the university are sitting down right now probably yelling at each other…but none of us can find any information out. The union or the york site probably won’t be posting anything until much after the fact and certainly no updates until then so I have asked someone who is in the meeting if they can send an update this way for the time being.

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  1. Stef

    Hey – I just wanted to say thank you so much for running this blog, it’s the only way I’ve been able to get any information on the progress of discussions.
    So, THANKS AGAIN!!!

  2. yorkstrike2008

    No problem Stef. I’m glad it is being of use.

    Have a good night.

  3. Ryan

    I agree with Stef… I think both parties are being highly unfair with very little updates… students are worried and have a right to know what is going on!!! I have an exam tommorow and would really like to know if I will be writing it!!!

    Thanks for your work your doing the best you can out of an impossible situation 😛

  4. Laura

    I recieved a message on webct from my prof that there IS a strike tomorrow

  5. yorkstrike2008

    The final strike vote was to be set for 11 PM tonight to the best of my knowledge. A strike is HIGHLY likely but unless the meeting completely broke down then I don’t know how there could be.

    Would you care to share the email ,omitting all names of course?

  6. yeah for sure thanks a bunch for the updates, since the york website leaves no clarity in their minimal updates!!

  7. Ann

    I also have an exam tomorrow so I am anxious to find out about the strike. From what I’ve read, the meeting ends at 10pm.. hopefully we’ll find out soon.

  8. Stef

    So, it’s looking more and more likely that there’s going to be a strike. Does anyone else think it’s a little misleading that the main bulletin on York’s website is about a CUPE union “overwhelmingly” ratifying an offer? I just hope students realize that it means the support staff and not the TA’s. Just my two cents.

  9. editting on the website thing there, but anyways I meant to say that I think that the offers that have been made should be taken, I really don’t want a repeat of the three month strike in 2000 or whatever.

  10. what do they even mean about “overwhelmingly” ratifying an offer?

  11. yorkstrike2008

    Hey Stef

    The thing about CUPE ratifying an offer is the maintenance and custodial union. CUPE stands for Canadian Union of Public Employees. It is very large and includes almost 1 million employees. That branch of CUPE (13..something) has ratified an offer by the university. That is not the union in question here.

    The TAs union is CUPE 3903.

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