The Rise of Finance
Toronto — 6 December 2013. Pension Funds, Unions, and Working Class Strategies – session 5: What role for unions and pension funds? One of the emerging features of the neoliberal landscape has … Watch video »
Fiduciary Duty: A legal shield for corporate capitalism?
Toronto — 25 October 2013. Pension Funds, Unions, and Working Class Strategies – session 3 A central feature of the debate about “pension fund activism” and so‐called “Socially Responsible Investment” (SRI) … Watch video »
Trade Union and ‘Progressive’ Strategies
Toronto — 11 October 2013. Pension Funds, Unions, and Working Class Strategies – session 2: The responsible investment, capital stewardship, and ‘pension fund activism’ movements It is noteworthy that as finance has … Watch video »
From Pension Fund Socialism to Pension Fund Capitalism?
Toronto — 27 September 2013. Pension Funds, Unions, and Working Class Strategies – session 1 Peter Drucker’s famous 1976 warning that the growth of workers’ pension funds was leading to “socialism” … Watch video »
Public Finance, Pensions and P3s
Toronto — 23 March 2012. View on www.slideshare.net Toby Sanger, Canadian Union of Public Employees: “Unfinished Business: Economic Repercussions of Austerity” Joel Harden, Labour College of Canada: “Transcending Neoliberalism, One … Watch video »
The End of Retirement?
The attack on private sector pensions is not new; while the process has been uneven across time and sectors, private pensions in the U.S. and Canada have been eroding for … Keep reading »
Air Canada Workers Reject Wage, Pension Concessions
Members of the largest union at Air Canada have narrowly voted to reject an extraordinary agreement that would have frozen their wages for the next 21 months and allowed the … Keep reading »
Complicit, Complacent or Committed? Proposals to Build Pension Security for All Workers
Last summer, Buzz Hargrove, the soon to be former President of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW), insisted – along with General Motors (GM) executives – that pension fears were unwarranted. … Keep reading »