By Joel Harden, CUPE 1281 At its best, the recent 28th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress demonstrated how far unions have come on Indigenous rights, Palestinian rights (more on that later), racism, queer or trans rights, mental health, and environmental justice. Delegates made passionate appeals to support these and other important struggles. Impressive Continue readingBeyond optics, towards politics: A report back from CLC Convention
By Samantha Ponting On April 23, SeaTac airport worker Socrates Bravo and community organizer Claudia Alexandra Paras spoke to delegates of Organize BC’s Canroots 2016 Conference about the massive referendum victory that forced the small US city of SeaTac into implementing a $15 living wage –adjusted for inflation – for its 6,000 airport and hotel Continue readingLessons from the SeaTac Living Wage Victory
ANNOUNCEMENT Hold the date! For 2016 LabourStart will be returning to Canada for our Global Solidarity Conference. The conference will be held in partnership with the Labour Council of Toronto and York Region in the city of Toronto, 6-8 May, at Ryerson University. Hamilton, Canada was where LabourStart held its first-ever open conference. It was Continue readingLabour Start Global Solidarity Conference: May 6-8, Toronto
Every two years, a handful of movers and shakers north of the 49th parallel make their way to Chicago to take part in cross-border conspiring with thousands of North American labour activists. The Feb. 15 early bird registration deadline is fast approaching. Don’t miss out. Want to bring stories of struggle back to Canada? Help Continue readingHey early birds! Register now for the 2016 Labour Notes Conference
Call for Papers – CAWLS 2016 Conference University of Calgary June 1-2, 2016 As part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences The conference organizing committee invites submissions for participation in the 3rd annual conference of the Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS). The committee welcomes proposals for single papers, multiple Continue readingRe-energizing Communities: Building Worker Solidarity and Social Justice
With a federal election upon us and a handful of labour conventions on the horizon, how are delegates and rank-and-file members working to politicize their federations? Send us proposed resolutions by September 29 to share amongst the RankandFile.ca readership. Share your draft resolutions for union members across Canada to use. There are no shortage of issues Continue readingSend us your labour convention resolutions!