CAUT President’s message / Does it take a village to raise an academic union?

“On March 8 I joined CAUT Defense Fund flying pickets in Halifax where we walked in solidarity with striking faculty at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. This small group of 97 instructors and librarians organized the most creative picket line I have ever seen. But they weren’t alone in making noise. They were joined by NSCAD students who communicated through performance and speeches that they understood faculty working conditions were their learning conditions. The day, which included a noon rally, was also a wonderful example of how the solidarity and collective resources of the Defense Fund can bolster a relatively small union.”

James Compton
Excerpted from Page 5, CAUT Bulletin
April 2019