In this latest episode of the Work in the West podcast, Suzanne Mills, Adriane Paavo, and Benjamin Owens talk about their research project that looks at the experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ workers in Sudbury and Windsor and what unions can do to improve work experiences. They shed light on the aims, methodology, findings, and implications of Continue readingA Conversation about Work, Inclusion and 2SLGBTQ+ people in Sudbury and Windsor
In this latest episode of Work in the West, Julie Guard talks about her book, “Radical Housewives: Price Wars and Food Politics in Mid-Twentieth-Century Canada”. Dr.Guard sheds light on the implications of her book on our understanding of women’s involvement in organized social movements, and parallels with the COVID-19 pandemic etc.
In our third episode of Work in the West, Tom Walker talks discusses the question of time and work, and what it means for natural resource-dependent economies, and worker’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In episode 2 of Work in the West, Tracy Zambory, President of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses discusses the addiction and mental health crisis in Saskatchewan and its impact on the work of nurses in the province, including everything from tough family conversations to safe injection sites. Learn more about SUN’s initiatives here: https://makingthedifference.ca/addictions
What do the prairie budgets say about the values of our provincial leaders? In a time of such uncertainty, how can we formulate a vision of a society that values people over profits? Joel French, Simon Enoch, and Lynne Fernandez discuss the Prairie budgets and what they mean for workers’ futures. AUPE asks for immediate Continue reading2020 Prairie Provincial Budget Review
By Emily Leedham Amelia Deneka, a student and first time organizer disrupts a United Conservative Party meet and greet at the University of Alberta on Wednesday, March 6. In what could be a result of the protest, UCP leader Jason Kenney ended up not speaking at the event. Deneka shares why they organized the event Continue readingManitoba’s Austerity Budget & Protesting Jason Kenney
Rank & File Radio – Prairie Edition, February 17, 2019: Daniel Huber, founder of the Alberta Vanguard Association and Fairserve.ca, reacts to UCP leader Jason Kenney’s new proposal for a sub-minimum wage for youth and alcohol servers in Alberta. Kenney announced that idea at a recent meeting for Restaurants Canada, an industry lobby group opposed Continue readingCombating Alberta’s restaurant lobby | Worker-driven workplace inclusion
Nasr Ahmed from media union CWA Canada talks fighting Doug Ford’s attacks on campus press, supporting diverse voices in media, and labour organizing among journalists. Follow CWA Canada: twitter.com/CWA_Canada_AM The CKUW fundrive runs until Friday, February 15th! Pledge online at www.ckuw.ca/donate!
This episode, R&F.ca’s West Coast Correspondent Daniel Tseghay speaks to Michael Brunson, Recording Secretary for the Chicago Teachers’ Union and Sonia Singh of Labor Notes. They discuss the lessons from the 2012 Chicago Teachers’ Strike and the importance of building social movement unionism in the era of Trump. Also included are their speeches from the Continue readingRankandfile.ca Podcast Episode 8 – Lessons from the Chicago Teachers’ Strike
Activist and journalist Kevin Brice-Lall talks about the situation facing sugar workers in Guyana and the attempt of the government to shut down Wales Estate. You can sign a petition supporting the sugar workers here.
In Episode Three, RankandFile.ca’s West Coast Correspondent Daniel Tseghay interviews Hessed Torres of Migrante BC and Raul Gatica of the Migrant Workers’ Dignity Association about how Canada treats its migrant workers through its different temporary foreign worker programs and the challenges they face working in Canada as some of the most precarious workers within Canada’s Continue readingR&F.ca Podcast Episode 3 – Migrant Workers in Canada
On this second episode, Rankandfile.ca’s West Coast Correspondent Daniel Tseghay interviews Farah Shroff, First Vice-President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils and Lisa Descary, a teacher and activist in Richmond BC. Both guests discuss the ongoing effects of cuts to public education in British Columbia and what must be done to fight the Continue readingRankandfile.ca Podcast Episode #2 – Education cuts in BC