Why should I vote YES?
• This offer provides significant enhancements to your collective agreements which are already among the
• Only a YES vote is certain to end the strike and restart the Fall term no later than Monday, January 26.
• A No vote will prolong the current uncertainty and the impact of the strike on the York community.
-Uncertainty will remain about:
when the strike will end
when the Fall term will restart
the University’s ability to offer a full Summer term.
• The University simply cannot afford the union’s remaining demands from both an academic and a
• The University cannot settle this strike at any cost or set the stage for another possible strike in 2010.
Thatwould not befair to our students, our faculty, our staff, or the communities that we serve.
What about Back to Work Protocol arrangements?
• The University’s Offers for Settlement include Back to Work Protocols for each Unit, which contain similar
provisions tothose agreed with the Union after the 2001 strike.
Whyshould I vote?
You are exercising your democratic right in the knowledge that the choice you make not only affects you and your fellow
union members, but the entire York community – most especially our students to whom we have a special responsibility
as their educators. All membersofthe York community will be affected by the choice you make.
Your vote matters for you and for all other members of the York community. Please consider your decision carefully
and please exercise your democratic right to vote.