OSSTFOntario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
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The OSSTF is now in the business of political correctness and activism.
And even within the unions, there was not always a consensus on whom to endorse: in the riding of Cambridge, for example, the OEN backed the NDP candidate, but some of the teachers' unions endorsed his Liberal rival; in Hamilton Mountain, where the network again backed the NDP, the OSSTF supported the Liberals.
As the OSSTF notes in its postmortem of the 1999 election, in the eight ridings with the slimmest Tory margins of victory, the cumulative margin of victory was a little over 8,000 votes.
Two teacher federations, OSSTF and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association, refused to knuckle under immediately.
In co-operation with District 8 and District 36 of the Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers Federation (OSSTF) the Workers' City tours have also become part of the OWAHC EDU-KIT, now available for use in Hamilton and Wentworth Country classrooms.
A single day of public hearings turned away scores of frustrated presenters, many of them members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF).
Straddling a very fine line, OSSTF's president, Earl Manners, explained to his members and the media last August that secondary school teachers would simply be "too busy" handling their increased instructional workload to coach sports or take on extracurricular - oops, co-instructional - assignments.
Reflecting on a speech delivered by Bauni McKay, president of the Alberta Teachers Association, to the 1994 provincial assembly of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF), Liz Barkley, president of the OSSTF, remarked, "We gave McKay a 10-minute standing ovation, and we felt a chill from the west sweeping the province we love." McKay had just presented a very bleak picture of the severe education cutbacks and restructuring being carried out by the Klein government in Alberta.
Liz Barkley, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF), writing in the summer 1994 issue of Education Forum, recalls very emotionally Bauni McKay's address to the annual meeting of the provincial assembly of the OSSTF in March 1994: