By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett They say that difficult economic times breed class resentment. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong class that usually gets targeted. We’ve been hearing a lot lately about how labour unions, and many of the policies they helped develop, such as public […]
For Immediate Release Toronto, Canada – A national union confederation is preparing for a major fight against a Conservative Private Member’s Bill that will radically increase the administration costs of managing a union and interfere with the private, internal activities of democratic organizations. The Confederation […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett Citizens throughout Canada are outraged by Stephen Harper and the Conservative government’s implementation of the 425-page omnibus budget legislation, bill C-38. With little time for parliamentary debate, the bill is a “Trojan horse” piece of legislation that includes dozens […]
Dear Friends: I wanted to speak to you about a recent development that is a cause for serious concern for all of YUSA. On May 15, 2012, the employer closed the position of three YUSA members and 1 CPM member in the Department of Theatre […]
The term “solidarity” isn’t just a cliché. It is a fundamental necessity for students and working people throughout the world who want to create a fair and democratic society. This has been on brilliant display in the province of Quebec during the past four months, […]
The CCU and its affiliated unions are shocked and saddened by the tragic events that took place in Prince George, British Columbia on April 23. Two workers have been killed and twenty three injured after a massive explosion and fire ripped through the Lakefield Sawmill. […]
YUSA is pleased to host the Second Annual May Day celebration at York University. Along with members of the All Unions Coalition of York University, volunteers from groups across campus will be in Vari Hall on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from noon to 2:00 pm […]
Canada has been rocked by the so-called RoboGate scandal. The Conservative Party has been accused of using dirty tricks and robocalls to mislead and misdirect Liberal and NDP voters in key ridings during the May 2011 federal election. In response to these allegations, the Council […]
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Documentary – 47 minutes
The documentary also focuses on the struggles of labour activists inside the CCU, its proud history, its work with social justice activists in Canada and around the globe, and the new economic challenges of wage stagnation and growing inequality.
Be sure to watch the documentary in full screen and High Definition. Click on the little wheel in the bottom right corner of the video to the left of the YouTube icon, and then press 1080p HD. For full screen, simply press the little square to the right of the YouTube icon.
Director and Editor: Sean Cain
Executive Producer: Joanie Cameron Pritchett