* Wayne Samuelson, President of the Ontario Federation of Labour;
* Hassan Yussuff, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC);
* Carolyn Egan, Executive Board, Toronto and York Region District Labour Council;
* Jane Doe, well-known community activist.
This weeks rally is being sponsored by several other CUPE locals who represent workers at the University of Toronto.
(ASSIGNMENT/PHOTO EDITORS: The rally will be held in front of Simcoe Hall, 10 Kings College Circle, and begins at noon, Wednesday July 19.)
The 80 bookstore employees went on strike June 7 for a first contract and fair wages. The members of CUPE Local 3261 work as cashiers and sales staff at the U of T Bookstore.
While the U of T Bookstore is a separate corporation (U of T Press), its entire Board of Directors is appointed by the university.
Mehdi Kouhestaninejad, President Local 3261
(416) 340-7844 (o), (416) 336-1598 (p)
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep.
(416) 292-3999 (o)