Publicly Denounce CUPE3903

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York University is in a deep crisis which has been caused by CUPE3903's consistent refusal to accept reasonable bargaining terms. Already ten weeks into the strike, students, teaching staff and campus staff are suffering. We, the undersigned, are demanding that the York Federation of Students (YFS) executive take decisive action to solve this crisis.

We want the YFS to do the following:

  • Publicly denounce CUPE3903 on the basis of their refusal to bargain using reasonable terms
  • Urge its constituent members to stop picketing, which is stopping undergraduate students from accessing their education
  • Organize an escalating campaign of rallies and walk-ins (Back to class), leading to record undergraduate student attendance.

We are rank-and-file members of the York Federation of Students (YFS). There are over 50,000 undergraduate students at York University who make up the membership and who pay dues to the YFS. This makes the YFS the largest student union in the country. The recently elected student union executive was elected on a platform of “free education” and “student strikes”. We now recognize that these goals are unreasonable, and we only expect the YFS to help bring this strike to a close. 

Rank-and-file members of the student union and the broader York community want to see action. We have already been actively organizing around the above demands. We are calling on the YFS executive to move into action, and we are prepared to assist the YFS in these efforts.

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This petition is launched by regular York University students.