For the benefit of all in our community we need to rally support for our bargaining team. Please consider signing this petition to demonstrate our support. It is a tough job – one not many of us can do, but they are doing it for US. Let’s offer them our support! Here is the letter circulating at UT by a fellow faculty member, with the URL for the petition. They are working for you!
*****See Letter Below with URL for Petition******
I hope you will consider signing a letter that is circulating among U of T faculty and librarians who wish to see the Administration engage more constructively with UTFA about the current bargaining proposals. The letter is addressed to the tone and manner of recent communications with and about UTFA, rather than to the substance of the proposals, which is subject to an iterative and ongoing process. The letter is urging serious and respectful engagement through a fair and responsive negotiating process, and expressing our support for UTFA’s role as the only real collective voice of faculty and librarians at U of T, given the unicameral nature of our governance structure.
The letter can be found at http://www.change.org/petitions/vice-president-and-provost-university-of-toronto-re-consider-your-response-to-utfa. The petition will be open until November 30, 2011. Please let me know if you have any questions. And please help to circulate this petition widely!
Emily Gilbert, Associate Professor
Director, Canadian Studies Program
Graduate Program in Geography
University of Toronto
15 King’s College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7 Canada
(416) 978 0751