Open Letter on the SFU labour dispute:
We, the undersigned SFU faculty members, are in solidarity with the TSSU and CUPE in their struggle for better working conditions.
The workers represented by TSSU and CUPE deserve a better deal -- they deserve better working conditions, they deserve a better wage, and they deserve more respect from their employer for the work they do.
And they deserve a real contract, having been without one for two years now.The campus unions' struggle, however, goes beyond their immediate bargaining demands. The primary mission of this public university -- to teach its students well -- is not accomplished only in the classroom. It is also accomplished by the example the university sets.