WTF, UBC? – University says it’s easier to cross picket lines with friends

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Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Teaching Support Staff Union, COPE 378, and other unions are escalating job action at universities across British Columbia because of bargaining impasses and refusals on the parts of universities to budge on any items.

Today, six unions engaged in job action at universities across the province.  At SFU, UVic, UNBC, and UBC, picket lines went up.

And at the University of British Columba, the lesson plan for today was apparently how to cross picket lines – per the VP Students website at UBC, the teaching today included the following lesson:

You may find it easier to cross with one or more of your friends.

Good bargaining in good faith, UBC.

Teaching students to cross picket lines.  Impressive.

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Kevin is a cooperator, an always-student, and passionate about the arts. As a principal of the Incipe Cooperative, Kevin works with colleagues in a workers' co-op offering services for advocacy and nonprofit organizations. He's passionate about education policy, having been through twenty some-odd years of schooling and still thinking it changes the world. He also thinks that art changes the world, and he works with Art for Impact to celebrate art's power for social change. A Vancouver born and raised resident who is exiled from Toronto, he constantly loses umbrellas and probably rants too much.

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