35th Annual North American Labor History Conference, October 24-26, 2013, Wayne State University
Union women still face barriers to participation in labour movement leadership
An article posted on rabble.ca discusses some of the reasons women continue to be underrepresented in leadership positions in the labour movement:
Canadian Labour International Film Festival
This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Canadian Labour International Film Festival. Screening films by and about workers, the festival runs in various cities across Canada throughout the fall.
Canada-wide Tour to Garner Support for Bangladesh's Garment Workers
The devastating collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh earlier this year resulted in the deaths of hundreds of garment workers. These workers often toil for long hours in dangerous conditions in exchange for low wages.
Locked Out IKEA Workers in Richmond, BC Receive Support from International Labour Movement
In May 2013, IKEA locked out over 300 members of Teamsters Local 213 who work at the store.