Teaching Assistants are on strike at the University of Toronto. They are underpaid, under appreciated, and under estimated by the administration of #UofT. I was astounded to learn how little these people made and how much the University actually depends on them.
You can learn more about the TA'S fight for a fair deal here
Check out twitter hashtag #WeAreUofT
I was really looking forward to attending your production of 'The Laramie Project' this week. As a gay man who grew up in a small town in western Canada, this play speaks to my own history.
Unfortunately I can not attend. Teaching Assistants are on strike and it would mean crossing their picket line. I could not cross a picket line in which workers and students are forced to stand against an institution which won't negotiate a fair agreement.
This means I will miss your production which you and many students have put so much effort. I am so very sad. Please convey my regrets to the crew of this production and most certainly onto the President of the University.
I look forward to seeing further productions after the students and workers have received a fair deal.