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Pensions 5

Pension Funds, Unions, and Working Class Strategies - session 5:

The Rise of Finance:

What role for unions and pension funds?

Toronto — 6 December 2013.


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One of the emerging features of the neoliberal landscape has been what many have come to label “financialization.” What do the “rise of finance” and financialization mean for trade unions, and especially those that name trustees to represent them on governing boards? Are there alternatives to sending union representatives and trustees to the usual business schools for “training” in how to navigate this new world?

Moderated by Sam Gindin. Presentations by:

  • John Peters - Laurentian University
  • Aidan Conway - York University
  • Michael Rafferty - University of Sydney, contributor to Socialist Register 2011

Sponsors: Centre for Social Justice, Global Labour Research Centre (York University), Canada Research Chair in Political Economy (York University) and Socialist Project.