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 employees recently came forward with allegations of harassment and abuse from upper management. These former employees started a instagram page called NotMyStellas where they shared over 150 anonymous stories from past and present Stellas workers. They put forward a list of demands, including the removal of two members of upper management.
And Craig Theboud of the Friends and Saskatoon Co-op Members for the Fair Treatment of Employees discusses a petition he recently submitted to replace the board of directors for the Saskatoon co-op. Co-op workers, who are members of UFCW 1400, are currently on strike, fighting a two tiered wage system.
—SASKATOON CO-OP STRIKE—
—Calgary’s Olympic Bid—
—MIGRANT JUSTICE —