Bandidas Taqueria donating Wednesday profits to striking teachers

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      A popular East Vancouver restaurant is doing more than showing its support for B.C.'s striking teachers.

      Bandidas Taqueria (2781 Commercial Drive) has pledged to donate all of its profits from every Wednesday until the strike ends to the B.C. Teachers' Federation.

      On Facebook, the owners of Bandidas posted:

      Bandidas Taqueria will be donating 100% of our profits on Wednesdays to the BCTF Strike Fund. We support our teachers and value public education. Come out on Wednesdays to show your support of the teachers.

      They also shared a link to Families Funding Teachers, a website urging parents of public-school students to "regift their $40/day bribe money" to the BCTF.



      I plan

      Sep 5, 2014 at 10:44am

      to eat there every Wednesday.


      Sep 5, 2014 at 11:07am

      On Facebook they say they're donating 100% of their profits to the BCTF strike fund and on their website, 100% to Families Funding Teachers. 200% of their profits! Wow, that's generous.

      Oops needs to go back to school

      Sep 5, 2014 at 3:33pm

      Same thing - Families Funding Teachers donates 100% of donations to BCTF.

      I plan

      Sep 5, 2014 at 6:24pm

      to never eat there. I support our students, not the greedy teacher's.

      I also plan

      Sep 6, 2014 at 7:36pm

      to use apostrophes correctly because my greedy to share knowledge teachers work so hard to protect the learning environment.

      friend of love

      Sep 6, 2014 at 10:32pm

      teachers are great but banditas is best.

      eric o'Dell

      Sep 7, 2014 at 5:24pm

      I love the simple comment. ... greedy teachers without anything to support the contention. How does a one percent difference equal greedy when teachers have gone 3 years with 00 , 0 And 0 that is greedy?


      Sep 9, 2014 at 7:15pm

      In what other profession is the desire for competitive salary viewed as proof of callous indifference towards the job? You won't hear many say "that lawyer charges a lot of money, she obviously doesn't care about her clients", or "that coach earns millions - clearly he doesn't care about the team." ... And if teachers dare ask for a raise, this is taken by many as clear evidence that teachers don't give a porcupine's posterior about kids.

      Leanna Harrington-Donders

      Sep 10, 2014 at 12:07am

      Thank you so much for your support of our teachers and students. Im eating there next time I'm in the city!

      Big Dave

      Sep 10, 2014 at 12:25pm

      Well I know where I'm going to check out on Wednesday nights.
      What a fantastic idea! Sounds like Wednesdays are gonna be fun!!
      I wonder if we can bring musical instruments?
      Well I was never the type to ask... I'll probably show up with something musical.
      Let's do it!!