CUPE Local 3902
The University of Toronto Education Workers, CUPE Local 3902, is the trade union that represents 7,000 sessionals, TAs, and other contract instructional staff at the UofT, Victoria University and the University of St. Michael’s College. Unit 1 of the local includes student teaching staff at the university.
For more information, visit: www.cupe3902.org
University of Toronto: Bring Student Workers Above the Poverty LineOn Friday, Feb. 27th, union members overwhelmingly rejected a tentative agreement from UofT that did not increase the funding package and instead offered a wage "increase" that was far from keeping up with inflation. Teaching assistants, course instructors, and sessional faculty at the University of Toronto do 60% of the teaching, but earn only 3.5% of the budget. We deserve better. Our working conditions are students' learning conditions. We aren't at our best-- as students or as teachers-- when we are up late worried about paying the bills. Let us focus on the work we love doing- teaching! University of Toronto is Canada's largest university. The success of our efforts impacts teaching assistants, sessionals, and course instructors across the country. Help us send a message that no student workers or sessional (adjunct) faculty should live in poverty! We are now on strike and hoping for a fast resolution so we can get out of the cold and back to teaching- but we are willing to strike as long as it takes!2,011 of 3,000 SignaturesCreated by Joe Curnow