An Update on the Full-Time Faculty Strike Vote

We’ve received some new information on the full-time faculty strike vote from an article in the Link. The following has been added to our FAQ page as well.

Members of the Concordia University Faculty Association (CUFA), which represents full-time faculty, have begun voting on whether or not to enter into an unlimited strike mandate. Voting began Thursday, February 28 and continues through Monday, March 4. Results should be known by Wednesday, March 6.

To be clear: this does not mean that a strike will necessarily begin the week of March 4th. The Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association (CUPFA) has had an unlimited strike mandate since last November but have not exercised their right to strike yet. If CUFA approves an unlimited strike mandate, it means that they will have the right to begin a strike if negotiations do not go well. An active strike mandate is a bargaining tool, not a guarantee that a strike is imminent.

While voting is underway and in the event of a strike, CUFA members (our professors) are limited in what information they can share with students. For details, see the “Teaching issues” section of CUFA’s strike FAQ.