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WHY STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF SHOULD GET INVOLVED:
- This is not a strike. The United Steelworkers 1005 have been locked out of their own factory, but not laid off. They are being denied the right to work and have not been paid by their employer since NOVEMBER! If you don’t want this kind of tactic to be used in the future elsewhere in Canada, we need to rise up and stop it from happening here and now!
- This is struggle is BIG. The Canadian Provincial and Federal governments are getting involved. The outcome of this struggle between a rich foreign monopoly and the local 1005 union will set a precedent for future negotiations in all job markets – not just the manufacturing sector. Support 1005 now to secure better negotiating precedents in the job markets students will enter after graduation. This struggle will also impact faculty and staff working conditions, as more universities adapt consumer-business administration models.
- Mac is often criticized for being disconnected from the rest of Hamilton. This is a chance to show our city that we care. Over the years, 1005 has supported various causes and unions at McMaster, and it is time to return the favour!
- You definitely won’t be alone! Several groups from McMaster are supporting this rally, including CUPE 3906, the Political Action Committee, Students Resisting War and Occupation, The Dept. of Labour Studies Student Association, Students for Social Justice, and Independent Jewish Voices. So, what can you do? It’s simple, just show up! Bring your friends, your cameras, and your love!
Take any of the following buses from McMaster or Westdale to this event: 1A, 5A, 5B, 5C, 10, 5E, 51, 52
CUPE 3906 members will be meeting at 12:45pm on the corner of Main St and Bay St on Saturday – come out and join us!