Toronto, October 15, 2010.
Lecture by: Professor Frances Fox Piven, CUNY Graduate Center.
A leading scholar and political activist, Frances Fox Piven was recently president of the American Sociological Association
and is former Vice-President of the American Political Science Association. Her most recent book is
Keeping Down the Black Vote (2009).
Other books include:
Moderated by John Myles, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto.
Toronto, August 24, 2010.
Forum and organizing meeting on the government's proposed public sector wage freeze.
At risk is free collective bargaining, workers rights, public services and our communities,
so join members of the Toronto Workers' Assembly for a discussion on what's happening and how we can and should respond.
Organized by the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly.
Re-thinking Strategies for the Public Sector
Toronto, June 19, 2010.
Putting the Movement Back in Labour:
Toronto, May 27, 2008.
A discussion of the current crises we face in the labour movement and how we might organize differently to build the kind of movement we need.
Defending The Right To Strike:
Toronto, Nov 26, 2007.
In October, the CAW announced its “Framework of Fairness Agreement” (FFA) with
Magna International. This deal could signify an historic turning point in the union. In addition to
ushering in an undemocratic workplace representation structure and enshrining a new kind
of “non-adversarial” labour relations, the CAW has given up the right to strike at the Magna plants
organized under the FFA. Meanwhile, that same week, CUPE's national convention witnessed a walkout
by almost 1,000 Ontario delegates when a resolution from Ontario's health care workers asking for access to the strike
fund for political strikes was defeated.