Toronto wobblies back on the OPSEU line

A picket line at George Brown campus

Striking college workers and community supporters walk the line and talk to students and passers-by about why they had to act now.

Autumn arrived over the weekend, with temperatures dropping a sharp ten or fifteen degrees. As one of the picket captains at George Brown College told us, “It’ll just encourage people to keep moving!”

Students started arriving for the first day of class this morning and Toronto IWW members along with other community groups are walking the line right now. Several shifts have been arranged throughout the day.

Some friends of the IWW created, printed and distributed a leaflet directed at students. In it was explained why they should support striking workers even though it is an obvious inconvenience to them. Download an image of the leaflet.

Many students attending community college are going into union-rich industries: from construction and trades to nursing and care work, unions are what makes these career choices worth the education the college provide. It is in the best interest of the students to do everything they can to ensure a fair deal for their college’s staff.

As Martin Luther King once said, “Be concerned about your brother. You may not be on strike. But either we go up together, or we go down together.”

 

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