The Problem of Labour Imperialism

Toronto — 21 April 2013. A forum with Kim Scipes and Marion Pollack to discuss the issues and challenges in building international labour solidarity. Moderated by Farid C. Partovi, presentations by: Kim Scipes, Associate Professor of Sociology at Purdue University North Central, long time labour activist, Chair of the Chicago Chapter of the National Writers … Watch video »

Toronto — 21 April 2013.

A forum with Kim Scipes and Marion Pollack to discuss the issues and challenges in building international labour solidarity. Moderated by Farid C. Partovi, presentations by:

  • Kim Scipes, Associate Professor of Sociology at Purdue University North Central, long time labour activist, Chair of the Chicago Chapter of the National Writers Union, UAW #1981 and author of AFL-CIO’s Secret War against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage? Kim’s recent book explores the role of the AFL-CIO in undermining workers struggles in the Philippines, Chile, Venezuela and elsewhere. He explores the implications of these actions and the way rank and file workers have tried to challenge this agenda.
  • Marion Pollack, long-time union activist and retired member of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Marion discusses the Canadian context and the relevance of this analysis for Canadian labour movement and particularly for building genuine international labour solidarity today.

Sponsored by: Centre for Social Justice, Labour for Palestine – Toronto, International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran-Canada Branch, Toronto Haiti Action Committee, Worker to Worker – Canada Cuba Labour Solidarity Network, Educators for Peace and Justice and others.