When: Saturday Oct 26 – 1pm Where: Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto The Hidden History of Workplace Resistance U.S. Autoworkers Speak Out Three prominent uaw shop floor activists describe current life on American assembly lines and keeping resistance alive. * At the height of the recent economic crisis auto companies were bailed out while workersâ€™ concessions were accelerated and working conditions made even more brutal. * Profits are now at record levels again but pressures on workers continue. what are the barriers to fighting back? Speakers: * GREGG SHOTWELL: 30 years at General Motors. Machine operator turned rebel. Generally recognized as one of the most articulate voices of the U.S. working class. Author of Autoworkers Under the Gun. * SCOTT HOLDIESON: Electrician at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant, writer and editor of the local union paper, long-time activist for union democracy and equality among workers. * SEAN CRAWFORD: Great grandfather was Vice Chair of the Flint sit-down strike and great grandmother and great aunt were part of the Womenâ€™s Emergency Brigade. Hired on as lower-waged (â€˜second-tierâ€™) worker at GM. Intro: Sam Gindin, former Research Director of the (former) CAW Sponsors: Greater Toronto Workersâ€™ Assembly www.workersassembly.ca, Centre for Social Justice.
Join us on Wednesday February 10th for the launch of Socialist Register 21: Beyond Digital Capitalism (Merlin Press, 2020), with presentations by Greg Albo, Sam Gindin, Bryan Palmer, Joan Sangster, Stephen Maher, Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong, Tanner Mirrlees, and Derek Hrynyshyn. Learn More
When: Sunday December 13th, 2pm A second wave of the pandemic is raging across the country, and Toronto and other cities are again in lockdown. Austerity for social provisioning including public transit is high on the agenda for city governments across North America. In Toronto, both the city government and the Toronto Transit Commission are […] Learn More