YorkU’s striking workers “oblivious” to economic reality: Cohn

April 17, 2018

By vigorously attacking York University’s administration, striking workers are putting their own future at risk, argues Regg Cohn. The author adds that YorkU’s fifth strike in 20 years also reveals a persistent pattern of dysfunction between the union and the administration that has been augmented by a provincial inquiry into the dispute. Citing fiscal malfeasance by CUPE 3903 in 2009, Cohn criticizes the union for reportedly shouting down YorkU President Rhonda Lenton during a speech. Finally, the author asserts that future YorkU students who “might have been tempted to apply for admission ... may now be inclined to take their business elsewhere.” Toronto Star