“Four months of bitter negotiations by our negotiating team have resulted in an agreement that respects, supports and compensates our members in a competitive manner.” Mr. Schorf. Workers crossing picket lines. In doing so, schorf undermines the process of negotiating collective agreements. By refusing to work, bosses lose money, and workers tip the scales and wield some power. But if bosses can drive in non-unionized workers to run the machines, the effectiveness of a strike, the only lever available to the working class, is neutralized. It is no coincidence that such an ugly word is reserved for so-called “class converging”. Scab jumped from a description of injuries caused by diseases such as syphilis to a description of morality. But the use of the schorf is only one of the strategies of the capitalist class. The strategy works by choosing class solidarity and taking advantage of the despair of the working class.
It is imperative that we shed light on this sordid tactic. In this way, we build a disciplined and conscious labour movement. This desperation gave the administration a lot of influence when it negotiated a new contract in 2014. The administration decided to respond to numerous requests from teachers and teachers, while ignoring the teachers` requests. The earnings of contract agents would be more than offset by concessions from higher-paid teachers. By forcing the workers into conflict with each other, the university hoped to end up as a bandit. It seems that it works – the ratification of the new treaty, which was adopted after months of fighting with only 66% of the vote. Obviously, many workers wanted to keep the fight going, but with a bad workers` direction, the union disintegrated.
Wufa has been based at 366 Sunset Avenue since 1983. In 1994, the building was named Kerr House in honour of Professor Robert Kerr, the first president of the WUFA. To access the office, email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a language in the collective agreement that tries to prevent the administration from simply hiring A.T. to save money; “… the ratio between TA and GA hours during this semester should not exceed 2.0 (TA) to 1 (GA).” But that`s just a meagre protection. Instead, I would like to focus on the University of Windsor`s long-term strategy in dealing with unions: sharing and conquering. This is not the only example of two-step negotiations at the University of Windsor. The University of Windsor Faculty Association (WUFA) represents professors, teachers, teachers, academics and librarians.