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Thursday, September 25, 2008

The View From the Outside Looking In

Random thoughts while sifting through the rapidly forming mountain of information that's been piling up as a result of the strike.

--A brief housekeeping note: Anonymous comments are still begrudgingly allowed, but no spam. Copying and pasting of the same [lengthy] comment on multiple posts will see them deleted.

--I don't know how you could think that the admin's decision to make public the offer WUFA rejected was anything other than an attempt to sway public opinion and present the faculty as a crew of money grubbers stubbornly putting their own interests ahead of students. It doesn't seem to have worked, and it'll be interesting to see if students call them on it at today's info session.

--At the same time, I find it curious that sessional instructors, initially presented as the educational equivalent of sweatshop workers, are now being embraced as brothers in arms, with WUFA president Brian Brown telling the Star they take issue with SI's at Windsor making less than half the amount per course that instructors at UofT make.

--I know I took a shot at Edy Haddad the other day [my distaste for inflexible politics on either side is no secret] but I'll give the guy credit for taking the unpopular position and saying what a lot of people might be trying to ignore: however just the cause, the strike is still taking money out of your pocket, Windsor. And whenever this gets resolved, you're gonna be the ones making up the difference on a shortened semester.

Rogers will surely have updates from the info session later tonight.

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