THE POLITICS OF BARGAINING IN HIGHER EDUCATION: BUILDING CULTURES OF SOLIDARITY
This event of the List* will explore the politics of bargaining in higher education through a panel discussion among active members of faculty, librarian, instructor, student, and teaching assistants' unions and associations from several local universities and colleges. Speakers will explore the common and distinct experiences of bargaining for unions representing teaching labour across institutions, and ask a series of questions about how we can build stronger solidarities in this moment. How can we build solidarity across divided campuses and across institutions in the region? How can we build stronger solidarity with and among undergraduates? And how can campus labour movements build cultures and solidarities that centre racial and gender justice in their work?
Natalie Wood, Professor, School of Social and Community Services, George Brown College
Pamela Arancibia, CUPE 3902 Chair
Nour Alideeb, Chairperson, Canadian Federation of Students — Ontario
Paul Downes, faculty member, Department of English, U of T
Justin Panos & Mike Palamarek, CUPE 3903
Moderator: Cynthia Wright, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, York University
The evening will be kicked off with music by our very own Ken Kawashima — come join us for music and discussion!
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Gender neutral washrooms on site.
*The List is organized by and for progressive faculty and friends at the University of Toronto, and beyond. The List aims to foster conversations and collaborations across campuses, institutions, and constituencies about the shifting landscape of higher education, both locally and internationally. Our past events have addressed issues including the 2015 York & U of T Teaching Assistant strikes, Fight the Fees campaigns, past and present divestment campaigns, sexual violence on campus, precarious labour, the University as real estate actor, the politics of pensions, Indigenous space and the University, and white supremacy and the rise of the new right on campus. All events are free and open to all.