Dr. Henry Giroux Addresses the Ontario Common Front Assembly with a call for a new kind of politics Reply

On August 19, 2013 McMaster University Professor Henry Giroux spoke at the third Ontario Common Front General Assembly. ““I can’t think of a better way to defuse the possibility among young people of the radical imagination than to place them into so much debt that for the next 20 years, all they can basically think about is paying that debt back,” Giroux says early in the clip in a section called ‘Student Debt and Generational Welfare.'” Watch video here.

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186 YUFA members sign “Back to the Table” statement Reply

We the undersigned members of YUFA urge our colleagues to vote against the proposed collective agreement for 2012-15. We thank YUFA’s collective bargaining team for its hard work and hard-fought accomplishments, but at this point in time we think the team should return to the bargaining table and work toward improving the proposed collective agreement. More…

Back to the Table: Full backgrounder Reply

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Back to Bargaining: Critical Comments on the YUFA Tentative Settlement

August 2012

This document, drafted collectively by a group of YUFA members,[1] offers a discussion of the Tentative Settlement (proposed collective agreement) between YUFA and York University and explains our opposition to it. We will vote against its ratification in the electronic vote immediately following the YUFA information meetings on August 29-30, and we urge you to do the same. More…

Our efforts have not borne fruit: A further analysis of the York-CIGI initiative Reply

Gus Van Harten and Stepan Wood

This analysis was prepared prior to the April 2 meeting of the Osgoode Hall Faculty Council. In ten areas, it tracks concerns arising from the York-CIGI Agreement of August 2011, steps to address these concerns in the Osgoode protocol of November 2011, and the corresponding gaps in York’s new governing documents. More…