Author Topic: University Strike  (Read 1793 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Entscheidungsproblem

  • Formerly Friul & Nebelpfade
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,495
    • Amsterdam Declaration 2002
University Strike
« on: November 01, 2008, 02:15:26 PM »
A strike date is looming at the University I attend, and it is said that the two sides are miles apart and dug in.  The TAs, RAs and Contract Faculty are petitioning for high wages, various health care addons, and job security, at a time when the University is being forced to make general cuts across the board.  The last time a strike occurred here, it lasted for 76 days, was extremely bitter, and caused many issues for those hoping to graduate soon, especially those on OSAP (government assistance).

Please pray that the issue is resolved satisfactorily and that a strike can be avoided or at least, be very short.
As a result of a thousand million years of evolution, the universe is becoming conscious of itself, able to understand something of its past history and its possible future.
-- Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS

Offline ytterbiumanalyst

  • Professor Emeritus, CSA
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,790
Re: University Strike
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008, 02:17:38 PM »
Lord have mercy.
"It is remarkable that what we call the world...in what professes to be true...will allow in one man no blemishes, and in another no virtue."--Charles Dickens

Offline SolEX01

  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,353
    • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Metropolis of New Jersey
Re: University Strike
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008, 02:31:25 PM »
Lord Have Mercy.

Offline FrChris

  • The Rodney Dangerfield of OC.net
  • Site Supporter
  • Taxiarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,252
  • Holy Father Patrick, thank you for your help!
Re: University Strike
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2008, 02:43:26 PM »
Lord have mercy! Let not these issues cause calumny and division!
"As the sparrow flees from a hawk, so the man seeking humility flees from an argument". St John Climacus

Offline Justin Kissel

  • *
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 32,252
Re: University Strike
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2008, 04:10:29 PM »
Lord have mercy

Offline Rosehip

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,760
Re: University Strike
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2008, 04:14:09 PM »
Lord have mercy!

I'm sorry to hear that, Friul!
+ Our dear sister Martha (Rosehip) passed away on Dec 20, 2010.  May her memory be eternal! +

Offline sohma_hatori

  • Earthbending Novice
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 527
  • The Blind Bandit
Re: University Strike
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2008, 08:36:35 PM »
Gospodi Pumiluj!
""Pride is not the opposite of shame, but it's source. True humility is the only antidote to shame.""
— Iroh- Avatar:The Last Airbender

Offline Papist

  • Patriarch of Pontification
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 13,140
  • Truth, Justice, and the American Way!
Re: University Strike
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2008, 09:58:57 PM »
Lord have mercy!
My posts no longer forum here.

Offline Fr. George

  • formerly "Cleveland"
  • Administrator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,234
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you always!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Re: University Strike
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2008, 10:03:55 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

Offline PeterTheAleut

  • The Right Blowhard Peter the Furtive of Yetts O'Muckhart
  • Section Moderator
  • Hypatos
  • *****
  • Posts: 34,868
  • Lord, have mercy on the Christians in Mosul!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Orthodox Church in America
Re: University Strike
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2008, 12:04:49 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
Not all who wander are lost.

Offline Heorhij

  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,576
    • Mississippi University for Women
Re: University Strike
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2008, 10:45:01 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
Love never fails.

Offline Starlight

  • Site Supporter
  • OC.net guru
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,537
Re: University Strike
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2008, 08:22:27 PM »
May God provide the optimal solution in this situation.

Offline stashko

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,998
  • Wonderworking Sitka Icon
Re: University Strike
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2008, 03:40:40 AM »
Lord have mercy,,,Amen...SmileyCentral.com" border="0
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

Offline Entscheidungsproblem

  • Formerly Friul & Nebelpfade
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,495
    • Amsterdam Declaration 2002
Re: University Strike
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2008, 01:26:23 AM »
Picket lines will be going up as of 7 AM.  God willing, it will be a short strike.

Lord, have mercy!
As a result of a thousand million years of evolution, the universe is becoming conscious of itself, able to understand something of its past history and its possible future.
-- Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS

Offline Entscheidungsproblem

  • Formerly Friul & Nebelpfade
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,495
    • Amsterdam Declaration 2002
Re: University Strike
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2008, 01:44:56 PM »
Things are not looking good.  The two sides are refusing to sit down with each other with no talks scheduled for the next two weeks.  Some are saying this strike might last into Spring...

Please pray for all those affected by this strike, especially those who applied for graduate work elsewhere, law school or medical school, for their applications will likely be rejected since they will not graduate on time nor have any recent grades ready.
As a result of a thousand million years of evolution, the universe is becoming conscious of itself, able to understand something of its past history and its possible future.
-- Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS

Offline ialmisry

  • There's nothing John of Damascus can't answer
  • Hypatos
  • *****************
  • Posts: 39,190
Re: University Strike
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2008, 02:35:53 PM »
I remember going through this for two months.  Lord have mercy!
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth

Offline stashko

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,998
  • Wonderworking Sitka Icon
Re: University Strike
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2008, 05:18:56 PM »
My continues prayers for you and every body else, that everything works out for the best....Amen....SmileyCentral.com" border="0Grant it O Lord,,,Amen
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

Offline Rosehip

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,760
Re: University Strike
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2008, 05:58:56 PM »
Lord, have mercy! I hope everything works out for the best, even though presently things appear less than ideal...
+ Our dear sister Martha (Rosehip) passed away on Dec 20, 2010.  May her memory be eternal! +