Dr. Leslie Jermyn, spokesperson for the CUPE bargaining team, sits and takes votes from union members in the lobby of Sid Smith. Dr. Leslie Jermyn, spokesperson for the CUPE bargaining team, sits and takes votes from union members in the lobby of Sid Smith. Helene Goderis

CUPE local 3902 announced today, November 19, that 93% of their membership voted to ratify their new contract with the U of T administration.

The dispute over wages, benefits and job security for U of T's sessional lecturers lead the union to threaten a strike on November 9th that would have crippled a number of courses being taught by CUPE members. In the early hours of the morning on November 8th, a tentative agreement was reached and then recommended to the CUPE membership to be ratified.

The vote, which happened from Monday through Wednesday on campus, finally put to rest any worries of classes being interrupted by striking lecturers.

Dr. Leslie Jermyn, spokesperson for the CUPE bargaining team, said on Wednesday that she was confident that a vast majority of members would accept the deal. Good call, Leslie!

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