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The UFC: Cynicism Versus Optimism of the Will

By Garry Potter Until last Monday night I believed that the single biggest problem stopping Contract Faculty from improving their situation was the ignorance, arrogance and egoism of the full-time faculty. Most full-time faculty fail to understand that the institutionalized … Continue reading

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Conference, day of action to challenge rise of precarious work at Ontario universities

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate February 2016 4.6.) The following is a press release issued by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) TORONTO – Faculty, staff, and students are coming together to challenge the rise of … Continue reading

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WLUFA supports CUPE strikers!

(Speech delivered to the CUPE rally on Dec. 3, 2015, by WLUFA President Michele Kramer.) The slogan on the CUPE buttons says it all—universities work because we do. This is true for all of us who are gathered here today. It … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Unionization of Professors Inevitable

N.B. This is a guest post by Robert F. Clift, the Executive Director of Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC (CUFA), which the Times-Colonist of Victoria, BC, declined to publish.  We usually picture university professors as individuals: lecturing in … Continue reading

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WLUFA – The First 25 Years

Twenty-five years ago, on September 26th, 1988, Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) was certified as the bargaining agent for full-time faculty and librarians. It would be another 18 months or so before a first collective agreement (CA) was achieved … Continue reading

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WLUFA & Administration jointly file for Conciliation

The Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association and Wilfrid Laurier University filed jointly for conciliation on Monday, September 23. Negotiations between Contract Academic Staff and the University are stalled, but both sides are optimistic that a settlement can be reached with the … Continue reading

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Teaching is our passion

Contract faculty are (still) here … because we care.

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