The events of May 1, 1886 – at Haymarket Square in Chicago and beyond – have come to symbolize the tenacious and revolutionary spirit of the labour movement.
May 6, 2009 to May 7, 2009
Room 135: Vanier College, York University
4700 Keele StreetToronto , ON
Canada43° 46' 26.4396" N, 79° 29' 37.626" W
A panel with Michael Parenti, David McNally and Marco Luciano on the impact of the current economic crisis on workers rights.
In 2007, according to the latest report from the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada, 1,055 people lost their lives at work. That's four people every work day.
April 28 is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured at the workplace.
The bankers, brokers and all of the other so-called “financial experts” cut the average person out of everything. It’s time to cut ourselves in.
The auto industry is in crisis around the world, due to an unprecedented collapse in sales. Only in Canada and the United States have governments made auto assistance contingent on union concessions.
<p>There needs to be immediate change to allow every person with 360 hours to qualify, no matter where they live in the country.</p>
There are too many people who are absurdly, stupidly rich. There is an easy, non-violent solution: Move some of their excess wealth to the people in the middle, since it all came from there anyway.
When workers appear in news about the current crisis, it's mostly as victims, collateral damage to impersonal forces like the economy, credit freezes or globalization.
D.C. conference showcases labour-eco recovery team that puts Canada to shame.