University of Lethbridge Faculty Votes to Strike

The University of Lethbridge could be headed for a strike as early as this week. In an overwhelming majority, the U of L Faculty Association voted 92% in favour of strike action in labour negotiations with the University’s Board of Governors. The vote comes after nearly two years of inconclusive negotiations and two months of mediation.
Eighty-seven percent of the faculty association’s membership participated in the election, which was held last Wednesday and Thursday through an online ballot, making history as the first strike vote by U of L faculty.
The union says that it has filed the notice to strike, with pickets scheduled to begin Thursday morning at 11am, unless the two sides are able to reach a settlement before then.

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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