Taxi Drivers in Toronto – Past, Present and Future

Tuesday, 9  February 2021, 7:00-8:30 pm (Zoom) Join us for a brief history of taxi drivers in Toronto – their challenges, victories, and a future which has yet to be determined in large part due to services like Uber and Lyft. Facilitator:Aparna Sundar Aparna has worked extensively on taxi driver issues in Toronto and is a co-author of a report Toronto Taxi Drivers: Ambassadors of the CityA Report on Working Conditions Mohammed Ejaz Butt: Ejaz has been in many leadership

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Transforming Brown to Green

VIDEO OF THE PRESENTATION CAN BE SEEN ON FACEBOOK AT:https://fb.watch/2_3qMal437/ Environmental Organizing in Toronto in the 1970sAn evening to look back at the environmental issues and organizing that took place in working class communities. Join our Zoom meeting Tuesday, 12 January, 20207:00 pm – 9:00 pm Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/83508937339?pwd=UnBnc2NrdGc4NUg1V0RIcENuNEZCQT09 Meeting ID: 835 0893 7339Passcode: 333911Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdZHEjdLHlor, join us on through our livestream on Facebookwww.fb.me/TOWorkers PANELISTS Harold Crooks Harold Crooks is a documentary film director and writer, best known for The Price We Pay (2014), Surviving

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Labour’s Antiques Road Show

History is not always found in books. It’s found in the stories of workers and their experiences. History is the telling of those stories. It’s also found in the objects they keep which remind them of the struggles and the gains they made to help all workers.  Join us for a very special evening when workers share some of the memorabilia and storied items they’ve kept over the years. Often kept, and then left for those who survive them, these

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Slavery in Ontario

Coming 11 November, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.Slavery in Ontario ‘The Dearness of Labour’: Enslaved Labourers in Colonial OntarioNatasha Henry will discuss her PhD research on the Black people enslaved in colonial Ontario and how their lives as forced labourers enriched settler families and the development of the province. Natasha will share narratives of enslaved individuals to counter Black fungibility and restore the humanity of the enslaved.   PANELIST Natasha Henry is the president of the Ontario Black History Society. She  is an

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Whatever Happened to Gay Liberation?

A discussion with Tom Hooper and Tim McCaskell Tuesday, June 11, 7:00 p.m. Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil St. It’s been fifty years since the Stonewall riot that launched a new phase of gay organizing and since the controversial amendments to the Canadian Criminal Code that allegedly “decriminalized” gay sex. In the decade after those events, new political organizing within Toronto’s LGBTQ community fought for a radical vision of “Gay Liberation.” Organizations, newspapers, demonstrations, and celebrations blossomed. But the impact of that political

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Organizing Precarious Academic Labour

with Deborah Littman, Roland Nelson, Stephanie Ross, and Richard Wellen Tuesday, March 19, 7:00 p.m. Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil St. In recent decades, universities have turned increasingly to the use of poorly paid instructors on short-term contracts without any job security. Today a majority of university classes are taught by these workers. Since the 1970s, precariously employed university workers in Toronto have organized to improve the terms of their employment, first in the Graduate Assistants Association, then the Canadian Union of Educational Workers,

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