How common are strike votes amongst faculty and librarians

It is becoming much more common for unions of faculty and librarians to take strike votes. Many faculty associations across the country and in Ontario have asked for—and received—a strike mandate to put their Bargaining Team in a stronger position in negotiations.

Most recently, UOITFA commenced strike action February 10, 2022 following an 80% strike mandate vote, and reached a tentative agreement on February 20, 2022.