New comics on labour history
35th Annual North American Labor History Conference, October 24-26, 2013, Wayne State University
The 35th annual North American Labor History Conference will be held October 24-26, 2013 at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. The theme of this year's conference is Geographies of Labour. For more information, check out the conference website: http://nalhc.wayne.edu/.
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.
Call for Papers: Pacific Northwest Labor History Conference
Pacific Northwest Labor History Conference
Call for Presentations, Workshops and Papers
Cumberland, British Columbia
June 13-15, 2014
Labour Day's Radical Roots
By Mark Leier
2 September 2013
Contemporary labour activists might find inspiration in the history of Labour Day. It isn't a simple lesson of how to fight for a statutory holiday. It is a broader one about the nature of political struggle, reform and militancy.
Unifor: A fresh turn for private-sector unionism in Canada
The condition of service-sector workers in Canada, and the trend of declining union density in Canada's private sector, may witness a shift with the emergence of a new union in the country.