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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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An open letter from your WLUFA president

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate October 2016 5.1.) Dear Colleagues, As you know, our Contract Faculty have been at the negotiating table with the¬†Administration since June 1 of this year. They have met over a dozen times since¬†negotiations … Continue reading

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Standing with CUPE 926

By Matt Thomas, Library Tired and a little scared. Those were my feelings as I stood on the sidewalk near 202 Regina, the morning of Friday, July 8th. Tired from standing for so long wearing sandals a little too old … Continue reading

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Change is afoot: Universities and unions design a new pension plan

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate January 2016 4.6.) By Marc Kilgour, Mathematics The University Pension Project (UPP) is an effort to create a new pension option for Ontario universities. An alternative to the current system in which each … 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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