by Simona Chiose

Forty thousand York University students are not in class this morning after the university suspended classes following the decision by the school’s non-contract faculty to strike.

It is the first strike at York in seven years, but already students on social media were raising the spectre of the last labour disruption by teaching assistants and non-tenure track faculty. That strike, in 2008, lasted three months and ended with provincial back-to-work legislation. Coming so late in the school year, the strike threatens to derail students’ graduation timelines.

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