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Paul Robeson: The tallest tree in our forest

Mar 23, 2011 to Mar 24, 2011
Hart House
7 Hart House Circle University of Toronto
M5S 3H3 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 48.996" N, 79° 23' 40.7436" W
Ontario CA
A panel discussion challenging race and class within Toronto’s multicultural framework, in honour of the UN Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
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Human rights and Privatization of Public Services

Dear Friends in Labour,

 I work with individuals who live with mental health and addiction disabilities. This morning I spent several hours getting bail for client who was arrested for threatening the security officers in a government office. This  client was trying to get  his drivers license renewed. He lives with disabilities that result in short-term memory loss, difficulty in maintaining his cognitive focus and serious difficulties maintaining his emotional equilibrium. As a result when he thought the staff were treating him disrespectfully  he became agitated and noisy. This led to a confrontation with the security guards.

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TCHC Outrage

Since many Rabblers live in community housing, why has there been no outrage expressed here over the spending abuses recently discovered at TCHC??  Just curious.

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Reclaiming the revolutionary road towards women's liberation

Mar 5, 2011 to Mar 6, 2011
OISE, room 5250
252 Bloor Street
M5S1V6 Toronto
Canada
43° 40' 4.854" N, 79° 23' 54.0816" W
CA
Celebratory night featuring a fundraising dinner with a public lecture and cultural performances is sure to inspire all to reclaim the revolutionary road towards genuine women’s liberation.
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Take a stand against wage theft

We work hard, but too often we don't get paid.

In December 2010, the Workers' Action Centre recorded our experiences looking for work. Go to www.workersactioncentre.org to listen to the reality workers in Ontario face every day.

We are offered work for less than minimum wage, we don't get overtime pay, we are charged fees to get work, we are told we have to be self-employed to get a job.

This is wage theft.

TAKE ACTION

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A working class alternative to capitalism

Feb 23, 2011 to Mar 10, 2011
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 17' 1.6944" N, 123° 3' 58.1112" W
British Columbia CA
A three part discussion on Al Engler’s new book Economic Democracy: A Working Class Alternative to Capitalism.
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Exposing Canada's neoliberal agenda: A community lecture

Feb 16, 2011
Stong College room 302, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 46' 26.76" N, 79° 30' 5.4432" W
Ontario CA
Exposing Canada's neoliberal agenda: The context behind the commodification and racialization of labour in Canada, community lecture hosted by the Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance.
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Labour- dependent contractor? Contractor? Employee? HELP!

I am at my wits end and can't seem to track down any useful information. Although I found a thread on this site that was years old that seemed somewhat helpful. Please help!

I am working for a company. I was "Hired" as a "contractor". I responded to a help wanted ad, was trained to follow their policies and to do the job that they had created and was given a title at this company. After a few months I was invited to be hired as an employee and moved from working at home to working in the office. My job essentially didn't change at all, I just did it in an office they owned instead of from my house. Then after a month or two, they decided that they were closing the office and that I had to go back to working as a "contractor" (ie from home with no rights).

 

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The people vs. U.S. Steel

Jan 29, 2011 to Jan 30, 2011
Hamilton City Hall
71 Main Street West
Hamilton
Canada
43° 15' 23.3172" N, 79° 52' 27.5988" W
CA
Join us for a demonstration in Hamilton in support of locked out steelworkers.
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Boeing lays off 1000 workers

http://blacklistednews.com/One-Day-After-Securing-A-Huge-Deal-With-China...

Boeing just laid off 1000 workers in Southern California, according to the Orange County Register.

The move comes just a day after Boeing agreed to a $19 billion deal with China to produce 200 airplanes for the country.

The layoffs affect workers in the company's Long Beach, Anaheim, and Huntington Beach facilities. The bulk of the layoffs will occur in Long Beach, where 900 will lose their jobs.

The company has been consistently cutting jobs in Long Beach. It had 20,000 employees there in 1990 and now only has 7,000, according to the Long Beach Press Telegram.

 

 

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Negotiations between Alberta Gov't and AUPE stalled

Talks with Alberta Government Stalled, Government Employees Being Undervalued

http://www.aupe.org/news/talks-with-alberta-government-stalled-government-employees-being-undervalued/

 

 

EDMONTON - AUPE's General Service Bargaining Committee (GSBC) met with the employer Jan. 13,14, 17 and 18 in Edmonton to continue negotiations for a fair collective agreement for approximately 22,000 direct employees of the Alberta government.

Following 23 days of bargaining, the union and employer have reached an impasse, leaving the GSBC to determine any further talks at this point would simply be idle and unproductive.

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Key Union Struggles: building the fightback

Jan 18, 2011 to Jan 19, 2011
Ryerson University Student Campus Centre
55 Gould Street
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 28.764" N, 79° 22' 42.5496" W
CA
Eploring the key labour struggles and how to build the labour movement
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The Toronto left in the 1970s

Jan 23, 2011
Room 8201, OISE
252 Bloor St. West at St. George station
M5S 1V6 Toronto
Canada
43° 40' 4.854" N, 79° 23' 54.0816" W
CA
Introduced by Peter Graham -- Doctoral Student, Department of History, Queen's University
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Building The Working Class Movement

Jan 29, 2011 to Jan 30, 2011
Ryerson Student Centre - Oakham House
63 Gould Street
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 29.4516" N, 79° 22' 40.3572" W
CA
Bring your hope and ideas to this activist forum concerning the attacks on the working-class.
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Ninth Annual Joseph Mairs Memorial

Jan 23, 2011
St Mary’s Church
1135 4th Avenue
Ladysmith
Canada
48° 59' 48.4404" N, 123° 49' 48.5904" W
CA
Ninth Annual Joseph Mairs Memorial WITH music and Panel Discussion to follow
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Organizing In an Era of Precarious Work: Toronto: December 9

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Organizing In an Era of Precarious Work

Thursday December 9, 2010
6 - 9 PM
Ryerson Student Centre - Oakham House
1st Floor - Thomas Lounge
63 Gould St., Toronto

Refreshments provided.

Speakers include:

- Evelyn Encalada - Founding member of Justice for Migrant Workers and Community Organizer, Researcher & Educator
- Jojo Geronimo - Executive Director Labour Education Centre and Board member of Filipino community group (Community Alliance for Social Justice)
- Syed Hussan - Undocumented Organizer with No One Is Illegal
- Xoliswie Ndlovu - Vice President CUPE 4308, Personal Support Worker and Precarious Worker

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Newby..

 I try to be interested in everything. (If you don't take an interest, it may come back to bite you in the ass!)

 I'm currently wondering if Feminism, Unions, & the Left in general can survive the towering current of ignorance flowing through all aspects of our lives these days.

 The near total lack of interesting thoughtful media really distresses me. The pandering of news media to the lowest common denominator & the change to 'Opinion Journalism' in the U.S. is frightening!

 O.K.... In my day to day life, I spend a lot of time with my adult daughter, & my Mom. My hubby passed away 6 years ago this month. My Mom is handicapped & 96 years old.

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Drawing a line: Workers against U.S. Steel

Dec 4, 2010 to Dec 5, 2010
Bahen Centre, room 1220
40 St George street U of T campus
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 34.6716" N, 79° 23' 48.6528" W
CA
A a discussion on the lockout and how we can build a movement of solidarity.
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child labour laws and child-actors

Has anyone ever wondered about this? There are labour laws that forbid children working in Canada, U.S., Europe etc. yet somehow these labour laws don't seem to apply to children who work as actors?

 

Does anyone know how Hollywood, TV etc. get around labour laws that forbid children from working?

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Vanilla Master Card

Vanilla Master Card - legalized rip off.  I hope you don't give or receive the gift that can never be used.  What a useless card and customer service group.

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