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.
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This episode is broadcasting from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty 1 territory, the original lands of the Cree, Oji Cree Anishnaabeg Dakota and Dene peoples and the homeland of the Metis nation.
Today’s broadcast date is December 23, 2018 and is hosted by Emily Leedham.
Today on the show – two Stella’s restaurants in Winnipeg unionized after nearly two months of worker organizing around harassment and abuse in the workplace through a campaign called #notmystellas. Jeff Traeger, president of UFCW Local 832, shares how this campaign lead to workers deciding to form a union.
And the Saskatoon co-op strike enters its eighth week, and will go into Christmas and the New Year, with no resolution in sight. Co-op member Craig Theboud shares how the community is supporting workers on strike through the holidays.
But first, we’ll take a look at solidarity pickets and actions to support Postal Workers on the prairies.