Rank & File Radio – Prairie Edition on CKUW 95.90 FM provides Canadian labour news and analysis across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. This show is an independent partner with RankandFile.ca and supported by listeners like you through Patreon, and UFCW Local 832. This episode is broadcasting from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty 1 territory, the original lands Continue readingCharles Smith & Suzanne MacNeil on the right to strike, civil disobedience & solidarity pickets
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Rank & File Radio – Prairie Edition on CKUW 95.90 FM provides Canadian labour news and analysis across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. This show is an independent partner with RankandFile.ca and supported by UFCW Local 832. This episode broadcasts from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty 1 territory, the original lands of the Cree, Oji Cree Anishnaabeg Dakota Continue readingFairServe.ca | Chef Daniel Huber creates a new organizing hub for Alberta restaurant workers
Broadcast date: November 18, 2018 Rank & File Radio is supported by UFCW Local 832. Today on the show – Patrick McGuire, an organizer with the Winnipeg I.W.W. talks restaurant organizing – and a failed attempt to unionize local Winnipeg restaurant Stellas in 2002. The I.W.W. was compelled to share their story, after former Stellas Continue readingLessons from Restaurant Organizing, Patrick McGuire, Winnipeg IWW | Co-op strike
Winnipeg fights back in the latest Rank and File Radio – Prairies Edition with two separate grassroots campaigns to hold bosses and landlords accountable. First, Anna Sigrithur from the West Broadway Tenants Association addresses illegal Armour Property Management reno-victions – and an information session on November 14th to help provide support and action for affected Continue readingWinnipeg fights back! #NotMyStellas and Make Armour Pay
Today on the show, Mike Palecek, the president for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. On Monday, October 22, CUPW commenced rotating 24 hour strikes across the country. CUPW has been at the bargaining table since November 2017. Michael Keefe writes at RankandFile.ca: “On September 7, after over 9 months of negotiations, Canada Post made Continue readingCUPW Pres Mike Palecek & James Hutt talk strikes & Delivering Community Power
Owen Toews is the author of Stolen City: Racial Capitalism and the Making of Winnipeg, published by ARP Books this year. He has a PhD in geography from the City University of New York and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta. He is a member of the abolitionist prisoner solidarity group Continue readingWinnipeg Election | Owen Toews, author of Stolen City: Racial Capitalism & the Making of Winnipeg
Today on the show, John DiNino, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Canada, provides an update on the talks between the union and the federal government over Greyhound shutting down all but one of its routes in Western Canada on October 31, 2018, and ATU’s commitment to fighting for public owned and operated inter-city transit. to Continue reading“It’s a bigger fight than Greyhound” | ATU Canada Pres. John DiNino on the future of Greyhound
Charles Smith, Professor at the University of Saskatchewan and co-author of Unions in Court: Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Charles provides some historical context for the labour movement’s relationship with the legal system and the struggle in building on these legal battles while also building up rank and file power. www.ubcpress.ca/unions-in-court Continue readingUnions in Court: Charles Smith on fighting in the courts & building power in the streets
On this week’s edition of Rank and File Radio – Prairies Edition: First, a follow up with Nicole Montford, a first-time organizer in Calgary, Alberta, who recently organized a day of action to support a nationalized inter-city bus service to replace Greyhound. We’ll talk about her experience organizing and what she learned in the process. Continue readingRank and File Radio – Prairies Edition: latest episode
In this edition of Rank and File Radio – Prairies Edition, host Emily Leedham speaks with Kate Jacobson, host and producer of the Alberta Advantage podcast, talks austerity budgets and their impact on public sector union struggles across the Prairies.
In the latest episode of Rank and File Radio – Prairies Edition, host Emily Leedham speaks with Union of Canadian Transport Employees President Dave Clark and Winnipeg Labour Council president Basia Sokal. Port of Churchill This week, Clark called for the government to buy back the Canadian Wheat Board from the Saudi-U.S. joint venture, Global Continue readingBuy back the Wheat Board!
In this week’s episode of Rank and File Radio – Prairies Edition, two guests speak with Emily Leedham about race and gender in Alberta’s oisands, as well as organizing for climate justice. The first guest is Dr. Angele Alook is proud member of Bigstone Cree Nation and currently works in the labour movement as a Continue readingA Just Transition for Alberta’s Workers