Since members of CUPE 3902 went on strike last Friday, there has been very little coverage in the mainstream media that accurately conveys the demands of the striking workers.
CUPE 3902 represents 6,000 teaching assistants (TAs) and graduate course instructors at the University of Toronto. I am a Teaching Assistant in the University's English Department and thus a member of 3902. I don't speak for the Union or for all those who are on strike right now. But I do hope to clarify some of the basic issues as I understand them, and as they have been poorly represented across major news outlets.