By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett It hasn’t even been one year since Premier Dalton McGuinty pledged during the October 2011 Ontario election that a Liberal government would “respect the bargaining process” and wouldn’t “tear up collective agreements.” Yet just two weeks ago, McGuinty introduced […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett “Unions have outlived their usefulness.” We’ve all heard this line before. Labour unions are old-fashioned, outdated and a relic of a bygone era. Type the phrase “unions have outlived their usefulness” into a Google search on the internet, and […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett Exactly one year ago today, I was driving to my office in Toronto. It was then I heard on the radio that Jack Layton had passed away. I remember very clearly that the sky was incredibly blue and the […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett Another day, another attack on the rights of workers. The war on unions continues. Tell us something we don’t know. This week’s edition of “Blame Everything on Unions and Wage Earners” is brought to you by Ontario Progressive Conservative […]
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 […]
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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