2023 Canadian Labour Congress, Part 2 (w/ Nora Loreto, Meg Davis, Larry Rousseau, & Nicholas Marcus Thompson)
From May 8-12, the 30th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress took place in Montréal. Reporting for Working People and The Real News Network, Max attended the convention and spoke with a number of rank-and-file workers, organizers, and union officers about the state of the labor movement in Canada. In Part 2 of our two-part dispatch from the CLC, we talk to: Nora Loreto, writer, editor, organizer, podcaster, co-host of Sandy and Nora Talk Politics with Sandy Hudson, and author of numerous books, including Spin Doctors: How Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Take Back The Fight: Organizing Feminism for the Digital Age; Meg Davis, brand director, illustrator, and former member of the organizing committee at Point Blank Creative ad agency, where workers unionized with UFCW Local 1518; Larry Rousseau, current Executive Vice President of the Canadian Labour Congress; and Nicholas Marcus Thompson, Trinidadian-Canadian social justice advocate, union leader, and Executive Director of the Black Class Action Secretariat.
Additional links/info below...
- Canadian Labour Congress website, Facebook page, and Twitter page
- Nora's website and Twitter page
- Nora Loreto, Fernwood Publishers, Spin Doctors: How Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Nora Loreto, Fernwood Publishers, Take Back The Fight: Organizing Feminism for the Digital Age
- Meg's website
- Larry's CLC profile page and Twitter page
- Nicholas's website and Twitter page
- Black Class Action website, Facebook page, and Twitter page
- Maximillian Alvarez, The Real News Network, "Yes—Canada Has Anti-Black Racism, Too"
- Justin Crann, Strategy, "Inside Point Blank’s Efforts to Unionize"
- Gabriela Calugay-Casuga, rabble.ca, "The Black Class Action Secretariat Needs All of Labour to Step Up"
- Gabriela Calugay-Casuga, rabble.ca, "‘Team Unite’ re-elected to lead Canadian Labour Congress"
Permanent links below...
- Working People Patreon page
- Leave us a voicemail and we might play it on the show!
- Labor Radio / Podcast Network website, Facebook page, and Twitter page
- In These Times website, Facebook page, and Twitter page
- The Real News Network website, YouTube channel, podcast feeds, Facebook page, and Twitter page
Featured Music (all songs sourced from the Free Music Archive: freemusicarchive.org)
- Jules Taylor, "Working People" Theme Song