Job Action

ULFA Visits APPBUSA

ULFA Vice President, Chris Burton, and UL Calgary faculty member, Robbin Derry, traveled out to Université Sainte-Anne at Church Point, N.S. last week as “flying pickets”, supported by the CAUT Defence Fund. The Fund sponsors members from universities across Canada to visit striking faculties to strengthen and encourage local members in their efforts, recognizing the vital important of standing together as union members.

Survey Results: Impacts of the lockout on research activities

About a week ago, we sent a survey to ULFA members that focused on the impact of the Board of Governors’ lockout on research activities. We received responses from 135 members and we are planning a series of blog posts and infographics unpacking the key messages discussed below.  Before the lockout, 33% of respondents were …

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FAQs for Students about ULFA and Job Action

What is the university? This might seem like a silly question, but it is not. The university is the sum of its students, faculty, and staff. When functioning properly it is a “community of scholars.” Don’t be fooled by the administration’s implication that they are “the university” as they often relay in their correspondence with …

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Follow Up on Lockout of Email/Research Threat

Dear Colleagues, As promised, I am attaching two model texts that you can use for out-of-office replies or to let partners know about your alternate email address and the reason why they need to begin using it immediately. During the Question and Answer sessions we held yesterday, I received several questions about whether forwarding your …

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