Thursday, November 6, 2008

Report for Picket Duty!

Members of CUPE 3903, our friends and our allies, will be picketing York University at Keele and Glendon campuses from 7am to 7pm, M-F - until further notice.

Where do I go to picket?

Each department has been assigned a different entrance to the university to picket. You will report to your department’s entrance and find the picket captain (person likely caring a clipboard and megaphone) who will get you organized. If you don't have this info, GO TO STRIKE HQ.

What do I bring? What will I do?
Come in comfortable clothes and shoes, as if ready for a 5 hour hike, and bring a day pack of basics (food, water, notepad, bandaids for blisters....). Bring some fun as well - cameras, noisemakers, musical instruments, and markers for personalizing picket signs! Best of all, bring a friend.

For more about picketing, visit the "Picketing FAQ" on the CUPE 3903 main website at:

ANNOUNCING… 3903 Strike Headquarters

For the duration of the strike, CUPE 3903 Office has moved from its York University location at 104 East Office Building, to a new Strike Headquarters.

*New phone number & email*
Tel: 416-661-3394


635 Petrolia Road
(East off Keele St. / York Blvd. intersection)

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Call-Out for CUPE 3903 Solidarity Rally!


Thursday, November 6
9:00 am
at the York Boulevard/Keele Street Intersection

Join members of CUPE 3903 as we celebrate
our first "Changing of the Picket Guard" Thursday morning!

Meet at the York Boulevard main gate for refreshments, music, and speeches, followed by a spirited march through campus as we stop by each picket to change shifts. We'll wrap up with a final declaration of solidarity as we march through Vari Hall and return to the main gate!

All CUPE 3903 members and supporters join us!

Info tables will be set up for members and the community. Live music and special guest speakers will be there. Free coffee and doughnuts provided for all.

The Solidarity Rally and march will be held in an accessible space and will be safe for children of all ages. The Rally is expected to last 30 minutes, followed by a 1 hour march around the York campus.


How to Support CUPE 3903 During the Strike!

Here are some ways you can express your solidarity!

1. Come out and march on the picket lines!
We'll be at York's Keele and Glendon campuses from 7-7, Monday to Friday.

2. Send a direct message to York U President Mamdouh Shoukri.
Take action here - send your message & get others involved.

3. Tell York's Administrators about your support for CUPE 3903.

Office of the President of York University

Tel: 416-736-5200
Fax: 416-736-5641
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Mamdouh Shoukri
, President and Vice-Chancellor

Peter Sadlier-Brown, Special Advisor to the President
S903 Ross Building

Ken Fasciano, Manager, Communications

By Canada Post:

Office of the President
S949 Ross Building
York University
Toronto Ontario
M3J 1P3

4. Contact Ontario's Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

Write or call the Minister
and demand respect for university teachers. Quality education depends on quality teaching conditions.

Hon. John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities