Fighting austerity in North America: Walmart workers to Bill 115

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 -
00:00 to 01:30
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, room 8220
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.4004" N, 79° 23' 54.1392" W
Ontario CA

Speakers: 
Elizabeth Clinton, OUR Walmart campaigner from Texas - OUR Walmart is a grassroots organization of Walmart workers and former workers fighting for rights for Walmart workers.

Ritch Whyman, International Socialists

Low wage non-union Walmart workers organized a fantastic strike against their notorious anti-union employer on Black Friday. Workers, both union and non-union, are fighting back against austerity across North America. 

Showing that workers in some of the lowest paid service-sector jobs can organize and fight back, workers from McDonald's have held protests, wildcat strikes and campaigned for better wages. In Canada, federal and provincial governments are using legislation to impose contracts and try to stop strikes and solidarity. What are the prospects for resistance in this new environment of austerity?

Join a discussion on working class resistance, where we have been and where we are going. 

Organized by the U of T International Socialists
Info: reports@socialist.ca

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