The CUPE CastOct 31, 2023
No Tricks, Just Treats
Get ready for a Halloween treat!
In episode 30 of CUPE Cast, titled "No Tricks, Just Treats," we're diving headfirst into a special Halloween celebration, union style. Join us as we unravel the sweetest treats that are union-made for your trick-or-treat adventures, and get inspired with creative, union-themed Halloween costume ideas. And, brace yourself for some spine-tingling union stories that will add an extra layer of intrigue to your Halloween celebrations.
Don't miss this festive, unionized Halloween episode! Tune in to CUPE Cast Episode 30: "No Tricks, Just Treats."
Union treats for trick-or-treating: https://aflcio.org/MadeInAmerica/halloween
UFCW List of Canadian made food:
Haymarket affair: https://www.britannica.com/money/topic/Haymarket-Affair
Lindsey Park: https://www.rankandfile.ca/tory-mpp-picket-line/
Origin of a word not used: https://www.pushblack.us/news/how-spook-became-racist-slur-against-black-people
Climate Justice is Union Business
This podcast episode explores the critical intersection of climate justice and labour unions. The discussion highlights how the climate emergency is not just an environmental issue but a profound health and safety concern for everyone, impacting all of us, irrespective of our backgrounds or workplaces. The episode explores the role of labor unions in advocating for climate justice, emphasizing the importance of collective action. Furthermore, the podcast offers insights into practical steps that individuals, communities, and organizations can take to combat climate change while ensuring equitable outcomes for all. We hope to inspire listeners that it’s not too late to create a more sustainable and just future for all. Content warning: there is mention of death, disaster, and sexual assault.
Climate Emergency Unit - Good Green Jobs for All campaign
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Ontario - Facebook page
CP24 (September 22, 2023) - 'It was a mistake:' Ford reversing government's decision to open Greenbelt
CUPE (July 2018) - Bargaining language for a greener workplace
CUPE - Water is life campaign
CUPE - Wildsmoke
CUPE Ontario - Connecting air quality, health and safety at work, and the climate emergency
A joint statement from CUPE Ontario’s Climate Justice and Health and Safety committees
CUPE Ontario Climate Justice Committee - CUPE Ontario’s Climate Justice Toolkit
CUPE Ontario - Health and Safety Forum
David Suzuski Foundation - Top 10 things you can do about climate change
Fridays for Future Toronto - Global March to End Fossil Fuels Toronto
Global News (September 21, 2023) - A chronology of key events following Ontario’s decision to develop Greenbelt lands
Power Up Day of Action https://globalpowerup.org
SIERRA Magazine (September 18, 2023) - Tens of Thousands of Marchers Fill New York City Streets to Demand an End to Fossil Fuel Extraction
The Canadian Climate Institute - Centring Social Justice is Sound Climate Policy
United Nations (June 27, 2022) - Put women’s rights ‘front and centre’ of climate policies: Bachelet
CUPE Cast Live! Strong Women Summer
Recorded live co-hosted by Niagara District CUPE Council Women's Committee
It’s another hot union summer, summer of the strike, and so many of these movements are women led! And don’t forget the Orcas too! Let’s explore what’s going down, because this Barbie is a Union Member. Recorded in front of a live audience, it’s Episode 28! Strong Women Summer!
Local 2577 – Workers at Family & Children’s Services Lanark, Leeds & Grenville
Local 905 – Library Unit at Bradford West Gwillimbury
The Maple - GTA Metro Workers’ Strike Is A Chance To Reform Grocery Industry
Good Jobs for Grocery Workers Campaign
Writers Guild of America
SAG - yeah Fran Drescher!!
Is it crossing a picket line to see a movie right now?
Economic impact from Barbie, Taylor Swift, Beyonce
Olivia Chow winning mayor of Toronto
Auditor General Greenbelt report
Jump UP! Emancipation and Carnival
August 1 marks Emancipation Day — a day signifying the enactment of the Slave Abolition Act of 1833 and the abolishment of slavery across the British Empire. But what does it mean to observe Emancipation Day? In this episode, the CUPE Cast hosts are joined by CUPE Ontario's Racial Justice Chair, Valerie Joseph, to discuss the origins of Emancipation Day and why it matters to reflect on the enslavement of African people and its impacts on Canada's past, present and future. From carnivals to underground train rides and everything in between, it's time for us to jump up, wave and take action!
A Different BookList Cultural Centre (now known as Blackhurst Cultural Centre) — Emancipation Day "Underground Freedom Train Ride"
Blackhurst Cultural Centre's Facebook page
CBC News — Ontario church attended by abolitionist Harriet Tubman gets upgrades, to reopen for tours
City of St. Catharines — British Methodist Episcopal Church Salem Chapel
City of St. Catharines — The Underground Railroad
CUPE National — Emancipation Day
CUPE National — CUPE attends the third National Black Canadian Summit
CUPE Ontario — Prisoners' Justice Day
CUPE Ontario — The History of Carnival Webinar
Elle Magazine — Every Body Is a Carnival Body
Toronto Caribbean Carnival — The History of Carnival
Drag Artists Under Attack! What Do We Do? Slay!
It’s Pride Month, and many CUPE members work in public services that host pride flag raisings, Drag Storytimes, 2SLGBTQIA+ school clubs, and more but these services are under attack. As the backlash and rhetoric against 2SLGBTQIA+ people has grown, so have the threats and bigotry around pride and drag. We will explore how we can ensure safer spaces and organize support on the ground. And you’ll hear first hand experience from a fabulous drag queen, Violet S. Parks, who has done many drag shows at libraries.
How to start your own flying squad on Instagram:
“Students walk out over York Catholic board decision not to fly Pride flag”:
OPSEU Retiree members flying squad:
Drag Story Time popular at Durham Libraries:
LGBTQ Nation - What Is the Progress Pride Flag?
Forbes - Why Many LGBT People Have Started Using A New Pride Flag:
LGBTQ Nation - Emblems of equality: Discovering the world of LGBTQ+ flags:
It’s Convention season at CUPE Ontario! Let’s talk “inside baseball” when it comes to all things CUPE Ontario Convention: a complete overview of all things convention. No strikes - only home runs! Listen in for everything you wanted to know about CUPE Ontario Convention - let’s play ball!
CUPE Ontario Draft Convention Agenda: https://cupe.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/DRAFT-CONVENTION-AGENDA-2023-For-website-Eng-2.pdf
CUPE Ontario Constitution: Layout 1 (cupe.on.ca)
CUPE Ombudperson program: https://cupe.ca/cupe-ombudsperson-program
CUPE Ombudperson program Video: https://cupe.ca/cupe-ombudspersons-video
CUPE Ontario Convention Website: https://cupe.on.ca/convention2023/
CUPE Ontario Land Acknowledgement https://cupe.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Indigenous-Greeting-AMENDED-In-person-events-March-2022.pdf
Solidarity Forever Lyrics: https://genius.com/Pete-seeger-solidarity-forever-lyrics
Bread and Roses: https://genius.com/Joan-baez-bread-and-roses-lyrics
OFL Enough is Enough!: Enough Is Enough Day of Action | The Ontario Federation of Labour
Roberts Rules of Order: Microsoft Word - Roberts Rules of Order - Simplified.docx (cornell.edu)
Boutinots Rules or Order: COSS-BOURINOTS.pdf (utoronto.ca)
Parliamentary Procedure: Parliamentary procedure | Canadian Union of Public Employees (cupe.ca)
Unions are Bringing Sexy Back
Are unions bringing sexy back? What’s cooler than being cool?! Having a union card or working to organize a union in your workplace! This month we have an updated chat on all the reasons why it’s super sexy to be in a union and where to find some union love in pop culture and more. Because when you’re in a union you can buy your own flowers!
Dripped Out Trade Unionists tweeted this: Union Membership: Very Sexy - The Atlantic
Star Garden Dancer Action Updates
France protest - pensions and climate justice with dancing https://www.instagram.com/reel/CqiRsJ-P1KE/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Brianna
Amazon and Chris Smalls
OFL Toronto event recording: https://www.facebook.com/OFLabour/videos/125831273773309
Enough is enough campaign: https://wesayenough.ca/
Enough is Enough!
Are you fed up with the rich getting richer, while workers struggle to get by? This month the CUPE Cast is saying Enough is Enough! The rich are richer than ever. Workers are working harder than ever for low wages. The rich rule by dividing us. Together, we have power! Workers are saying ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! We will discuss just that - how to get involved in your own campaign, ongoing strikes and movements throughout the world, and sharing some real data with you about who is impacted the most while greedy corporations profit.
OFL campaign Enough is Enough.wesayenough.ca
UK campaign Enough is Enough
Portugal strike: Why are teachers on strike? - The Portugal News
Disney Bargaining CNN Article:https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/29/business/disney-union-contract-vote/index.html
Disney Bargaining World SOcialist Website:https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/02/15/xnwz-f15.html
UNITE HERE 362 Bargaining Updates: https://www.uniteherelocal362.org/disney-bargaining/
NBC Guild Twitter: https://twitter.com/nbcnewsguild/status/1623333321353601030
Harper Collins Twitter: https://twitter.com/hcpunion/status/1628095098427695104
VOX Harper Collins Strike Article: https://www.vox.com/culture/23594358/harpercollins-union-contract-strike
Canadian Women's Soccer team Twitter Statement: https://twitter.com/PlayersCanadian/status/1624160160980557826/photo/1
The Guardian Canadians Women Soccer Team Strike Article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/feb/11/canada-soccer-womens-team-on-strike-financial-issues-christine-sinclair
East Palestine rail derailment:
Repercussions of our current climate from a Millennial and Gen Z workers:
Pull data about how much some major corporations have made in 2022 (Walmart, Loblaws, Starbucks)
Nurses union in UK and Canada
Black Workers Matter
This month the CUPE Cast is discussing the topic, Black Workers Matter.
In this episode we will be covering everything from the Black Class Action Lawsuit, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the Black Sleeping Car Porters, and more. This is also an extra special episode where we are welcoming our brand new CUPE Cast co-host, Brianna Plummer and saying goodbye to CUPE Cast co-host Elise.
Links for show notes:
Black Sleeping Car Porters
https://humanrights.ca/story/sleeping-car-porters https://workershistorymuseum.ca/black-workers-in-canada-20th-century/ https://legionmagazine.com/en/tv-series-tells-story-of-canadas-black-sleeping-car-porters/
Coalition of Black Trade Unions
NFB collection of films on Black history in Canada
UN International Decades
Video about UN Decade for People of African Descent
Moments in Canadian History of Black Labour
Rabble Pushing Equity Foreward artcile
CUPE Anti - Racism Strategy
CUPE Ontario AROAP document
CUPE Ontario AROAP Website
Human Rights are Union Rights
Often when people think of unions, they think of higher wages and safer working conditions - which are absolutely true. But unions also fight for equity, equality and for the human rights of all. This month’s episode is a conversation with activist and CUPE National human rights representative, Kimalee Phillip on why human rights are union rights. Kimalee Phillip is an experienced social justice and organizational learning consultant, facilitator, writer, educator and researcher. Her work is deeply grounded in, and informed by Black and Caribbean feminist thought and practice and this conversation reflects all of this and more.
WILD: Women in Leadership Development: https://cupe.on.ca/women-in-leadership-development-wild-application-form/?fbclid=IwAR06MhPQ1NueMsCuVegzR9X6UiqLm_gpMEMXcGdk73X7vz31zTxl06VNE_g
Human Rights: https://cupe.on.ca/committees/human-rights/
The Night Before
Cozy up with your favourite warm beverage, snuggle into your comfiest blanket, gather your loved ones near and enjoy this months bonus CUPE Cast episode “The Night Before”, a retelling of Clement Clarke Moore’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, with a fun union and labour twist!
Bill 28: WTF Just Happened?
Everything you needed to know about Bill 28 in one spot!
This fall has been a whirlwind with OSBCU CUPE Education Workers bargaining, the Conservative Government passing Bill 28, the possibility of a General Strike and the repeal of Bill 28 - leaving us all wondering what the heck is happening here in Ontario!
Hopefully this month's episode will help clear things up. We will take you step by step through Bill 28 and events leading up to it as well as what is happening at the time of recording this episode in regards to OSBCU CUPE Education Workers bargaining.
- Who killed Bill 28? Ontario workers and the threat of a general strike - Spring
- CUPE Ontario press release: https://cupe.ca/cupe-says-bill-28-call-arms-workers-across-canada
- Fundraiser for groceries education workers started by Ontario Education Workers United: https://www.gofundme.com/f/grocery-funds-for-cupe-osbcu-education-workers?fbclid=IwAR0-LuNMwGDXYS5Qy5TQAQVRHNo1j9V4sVr1lECFsLc1KKHFBCrOXjfm4Jc
- Unifor donates $100,000 to support striking cupe education members: https://www.unifor.org/news/all-news/unifor-pledges-100000-donation-support-striking-cupe-education-workers
- BC Teachers Federation donates $1 million: https://twitter.com/bctf/status/1588949283570868224/
- David J. Doorey’s tweets at @TheLawofWork
- Tik Tok, creators @FrankDomenic and @Steve_Boots
- CUPE National Women's Conference Save the date: https://cupe.ca/event/save-date-cupes-national-womens-conference
- OSBCU-CSCSO social media and website:
- Instagram: @osbcucscsocupe
- Facebook: @osbcucscso
- Twitter: @osbcucscso
- Website: www.osbcu.ca • https://osbcu.ca/categories/bargaining-updates/
Timbits or Samosas: The Best Picket Line food and more!
The new CUPE Cast is here!
What’s your favourite picket line food?
In CUPE Cast Episode 18, Tiffany, Brittany, and Elise chat about picket lines, strikes, what to do when you see a picket line, how to support workers on strike, famous picket lines and more!
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/la-strikefoods-pg-photogallery.html (Nov 5, 2007-Feb 12, 2008)
Operation Christmas Cheer: https://www.operationcheer.com
Stripper Strike: https://www.instagram.com/stripperstrikenoho/?hl=en
Young Workers Rising!
This month the CUPE Cast discusses the future of our labour movement… young workers!
Young workers have taken union organizing by storm, everywhere from Sephora, to Starbucks, to Chipotle and beyond. The CUPE Cast also discusses who is considered a young worker, what are the key issues impacting Generation Z, how young workers leverage social media sites like TikTok, and the "new" Generation Z concept of quiet quitting.
Show notes / links:
The Gig Is Up
Uber Eats, DoorDash, Skip the Dishes and Foodora. You probably have heard of all these online apps that can help you get food delivered straight to your door. You can shop from hundreds of restaurants and not even leave your couch. These apps are fast, easy and right at your fingertips. They were popular pre-pandemic, but then boomed even more during the pandemic. But what do we know about the workers? The people behind the apps. The people who pick up actually deliver your food to you? In this episode Elise, Tiffany and Brittany talk about who they are and what challenges they face on a day to day basis when just trying to make ends meet for their family plus have an interview with Jennifer Scott, President of Gig Workers United.
Uber Game: https://ig.ft.com/uber-game/
Hustled podcast: https://www.thestar.com/podcasts/hustled.html
Gig Workers United: https://gigworkersunited.ca/
What it was like to be a gig worker during the pandemic: https://knowledge.insead.edu/economics-finance/what-its-like-to-be-a-gig-worker-during-a-pandemic-16161
Gig Workers Bill of Rights: https://gigworkersunited.ca/gig-economy.html#precarious
Hot Labour Summer
In this month’s episode, Tiffany, Brittany, and Elise chat about union revitalization, strikes across Europe known as the Summer of Our Discontent, organizing for possible strike or job action, and strike myths. They will also conduct an exciting interview with the Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU) President Laura Walton on the work they are doing organizing for power.
https://www.npr.org/2022/06/30/1106884406/coffee-shop-starbucks-baristas-union-election-cafeFrench Rail Strike Adds to European Summer Travel Havoc: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-06/french-rail-strike-adds-to-european-summer-travel-havoc
Britain Gears up for a Summer of Labour Discontent: https://www.news-next.in/britain-gears-up-for-a-summer-of-labor-discontent/
The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers response to Opinium poll: https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/rmt-on-opinium-poll/
Repeal Bill 124 petition: https://cupe.on.ca/repealbill124/
CUPE 998, Busting Myths about Unions
Summer of Labour Unrest expected as Inflation Soars and Contracts Run Out
From Reconciliation to ReconciliACTION
In this CUPE Cast episode Elise, Tiffany and Brittany chat about June being Indigenous History month. They focus on Indigenous celebrations, events, meaningful land acknowledgments, and they have an interview with Leila Paugh - the CUPE Ontario Indigenous Council Chair.
Content warning: They cover the Missing and murdered indigenous women, girls ad two spirit people as well as the residential school system.
Experiences of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women in Canada: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/85-002-x/2022001/article/00004-eng.htm
Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Volumes 1a and 1b: https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/final-report/
The REDress Project by Jaime Black: https://www.jaimeblackartist.com/exhibitions/
Association Proposals Would Advance Efforts to Indigenize and Decolonize Brock
https://academicmatters.ca/indigenization-through-collective-bargaining-lessons-and-ideas-for-academic-staff-associations/ Decolonizing Labour Law: A Conversation with Professor Adelle Blackett
Walking the Talk guide: https://cupe.ca/walking-talk-practical-guide-reconciliation-cupe-locals
Video of qajaq program AIP laureate:
CUPE Ontario Indigenous Council
OFL Land Acknowledgements with Daniel Stevens
Orange Shirt Day Story and Resources: https://www.orangeshirtday.org/orange-shirt-society-resources.html
Della’s Story, online escape room: https://usay.ca/dellas-story/
U of Alberta course Indigenous Canada: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.html
CUPE Cast LIVE: Women Have Got the Power!
In this episode Tiffany, Brittany and Elise are joined by a LIVE audience for a special episode with the Niagara District CUPE Councils Women In Solidarity committee. They discuss the importance of Women Committees, menstrual equity, the history of Women’s contribution in the Labour Movement and have a live Q&A with the audience.
The CUPE Cast would like to give a huge shoutout and thank you to the Niagara District CUPE Councils Women In Solidarity committee for all of their support and work in bringing this live episode to life.
Niagara District CUPE Council: https://niagara.cupe.ca/?fbclid=IwAR2zlJ3NBLZK4rQTH7b9jTHN8E0HfalZqJuAdObAJqQmgPT65_G61DsCBig
Sign up for CUPE Educations courses here: https://cupe.ca/unioneducation
United Way Period Promise in Niagara: https://periodpromiseniagara.com/
Follow Victoria Alexander on Instagram @theelephantinthewomb
Follow Sandy Hudson on Twitter @sandela
Follow Nora Loreto on Twitter @nolore
How Doug Ford F*d Us Over
In this episode Tiffany, Elise and Brittany talkabout how Doug Ford’s cuts have personally affected each of us and how it has impacted education workers, municipal workers, health care workers and workers in the university sector and social service sector. We’ll also talk about how we can take action to ensure Doug Ford and his government are a one-term premier.
OFL Ford Tracker: https://ofl.ca/ford-tracker.
Ontario Autism Coalition: https://ontarioautismcoalition.com/
Pledge to join one of the May Day actions happening across the province and pledge to vote on June 2nd here: https://ofl.ca/action/workers-first-pledge/
OSBCU Report: https://osbcu.ca/news/ten-years-of-cuts/
Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: Unions are Back with a Brand New Edition!
Unions are hotter now than ever before. Workers everywhere are wanting to organize their workplaces or get involved with their unions. The pandemic has shone a light on harshened inequities in our workplaces and unions are there to have your back. In this episode we will discuss how to form a union with an interview with CUPE National Union Organizers Daniela Scarpelli & Kristy Davidson, look at some ongoing union drives, and catch up on fun pop culture labour movement tidbits.
Daniela & Kristy with CUPE Organizing:
Amy's Kitchen Workers: teamsters.org/amys-kitchen-workers/
NBC Article: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/worker-amys-kitchen-files-official-complaint-working-conditions-rcna12947
10 Reasons to Love the Labour Movement
In this episode of the CUPE Cast, Tiffany, Brittany and Elise were inspired by Valentine's Day and share their 10 reasons why they love the labour movement. Everything from fighting for child labour laws and fighting back against the bad bosses are discussed. Hopefully, at the end of this episode, you love the labour movement as much as they do.
CUPE Ontario’s Anti-Racism Organizational Action Plan: https://cupe.on.ca/aroap/
Sign up for CUPE Educationals and Training here: https://cupe.ca/union-education
Watch CUPE Connects! Webinar, Fighting Against Anti-Black Racism in the Workplace here:
Article - Raising the floor: https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/raising-the-floor
Article - Sticking it to the smiling goat: beating a Bad Boss https://www.rankandfile.ca/sticking-it-to-the-smiling-goat-beating-a-bad-boss/
Study - Colour-Coded Retirement: an Intersectional Analysis of Retirement Income and Savings in Canada: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/ColourCodedRetirement
2022: The Dumpster is on Fire, but so is the Planet
It’s 2022 and the dumpster is burning, but so is the planet. It’s a lot like the movie “Don’t Look Up!” We will be discussing all the things you may have wondered about climate justice but didn’t know where to look. We will be breaking down terms and climate justice framework: what is a just transition, who is impacted by environmental racism, how will this be a provincial election issue, and how does this tie into the movie “Don’t Look Up?” It can be so overwhelming, we will try our best to guide you through piece by piece.
View transcription here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ibpSvT2Qq6A04WSeFbAAn5r_CwAx0lSXKta_7-2N23A/edit?usp=sharing
Critical review of Don't Look Up by Zeeshan Aleem, MSNBC Opinion Columnist: https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/what-movie-don-t-look-gets-wrong-about-tackling-climate-n1286717
2018 Working Paper “Trade Unions and Just Transition: The Search for a Transformative Politics - Link recently removed
CUPE National Environment Policy: https://cupe.ca/cupe-national-environment-policy
Green Economy Network, One Million Jobs campaign: https://greeneconomynet.ca/one-million-climate-jobs/
CUPE Climate Change Emergency Declaration: https://cupe.ca/sites/cupe/files/climate_change_declaration_eng.pdf
Ontario NDP Green New Democratic Deal: https://www.ontariondp.ca/greennewdeal
Government of Canada Long-term Drinking Water Advisories: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1614387410146/1614387435325
Sudbury Star article featuring Autumn Peltier: https://www.thesudburystar.com/news/local-news/clean-water-for-first-nations-critical-during-pandemic-activists
Sign up to volunteer or support Fridays for Future here: https://fridaysforfuture.org
Getting to Know the CUPE Cast Hosts
It’s the last podcast of the year, so let’s get to know your CUPE Cast hosts better! Listen in as the table turns and CUPE Ontario Young Worker Chair Moe Alqasem interviews Elise, Brittany, and Tiffany. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday and an amazing New Year!
Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key:
Article about the blockade in Guelph for Workers United that Tiffany mentioned:
Gig Workers United:
Canadian Labour Movement Wins
Blurb: In this month’s CUPE Cast episode, Brittany, Tiffany and Elise talk about victories of the Canadian Labour Movement! They discuss wins ranging from Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project unionizing with CUPE to General Motors producing PPE and the minimum wage.
Check out Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project for more details on their organizing work and resources: https://www.maggiesto.org
Sign onto the Gig Workers Bill of Rights here: www.gigworkersunited.ca
Read Spring Magazine’s article, Ford forced to $15 three years after cuts here: https://springmag.ca/ford-forced-to-15-three-years-after-cuts
Check out the Justice for Workers campaign, meeting and events here: https://www.justice4workers.org/events_actions
Donate to the Ontario Employment Education & Research Centre’s Workers Bowl here: https://workersbowl.ca
Check out grassroots organizing group Green Jobs Oshawa here: https://www.greenjobsoshawa.ca
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) article, The right to strike, or not, in Alberta by Wayne Arthurson here: https://workersbowl.ca
Life After the Rally
In this month's CUPE Cast Tiffany, Brittany, and Elise talk about what really happens after the rally, addressing issues such as activist burnout, wellness, depression, self care, community care, how to take care of yourself, and how to say no!
A Woman's Place Is in Her Union?
Tiffany, Brittany, and Elise explore the importance of women in the labour movement and how to combat sexism. They discuss the We Believe You initiative of the CUPE Ontario Women's Committee, microaggressions, news coming out of Activision Blizzard and the 2020 Olympics, and more. With special guest Candace Rennick—CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer and candidate for CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer.
Sexism in Winnipeg’s Labour Movement.
Cole Rockarts, RankandFile
https://cupe.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/WeBelieveYouJan2021.pdfhttps://www.rankandfile.ca/sexism-and-winnipegs-labour-movement/CUPE Ontario Women’s Committee We Believe You Toolkit
Canadian Women’s foundation:
15 Micro-aggressions Women Face On A Daily Basis,
“Gaming Culture is Toxic. A major lawsuit might finally change it.”
Written by Aja Ramano , Vox.com.https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/22617457/activision-blizzard-lawsuit-ubisoft-open-letter-toxic-gaming-culture
Link to the CUPE National Safe Spaces focus group:https://cupe.ca/safe-union-spaces-focus-groups
Link to survey (closes today, but just incase they keep it open longer) : https://cupe.ca/participate-cupes-safe-union-spaces-survey Candace Rennick campaign website;www.candacerennick.comPlus link to the Facebook page :https://www.facebook.com/electcandacerennick/Twitter:@CandaceRennick.
CUPE Ontario Young Workers Conference: https://cupe.on.ca/event/cupe-ontario-young-workers-conference/ CUPE Ontario HS IWAC Conference: https://cupe.on.ca/event/health-safety-injured-workers-advocacy-committee-virtual-conference/
Simpsons Did It! How Unions are Portrayed in Pop Culture
In this month’s podcast, Elise, Brittany, and Tiffany explore how unions are portrayed in pop culture and the media. Listen in on how the media influences perceptions, including all aspects: from movies, to television, to video games, and even a curated labour themed book list for all ages! Spoiler Alerts galore but mostly for movies/series that have been out for quite some time. And before our listeners catch it, we will be the first to point out that we neglected to mention The Wire Season Two. Next time on this subject, we promise!
Spillin’ the Solidari-Tea
In CUPE Cast's third episode, Brittany, Elise, and Tiffany spill the tea on the 2021 Canadian Labour Congress Convention, the history of the CLC, and how the heck conventions even work - especially when they are virtual! Whether you missed out on the CLC 2021 Convention or want to relive your favourite moments, the CUPE Cast recap is for you! We are also joined by a very special guest interview, Lily Chang, newly elected CLC Secretary Treasurer. #CLC2021 #DefiningTheFuture
Queer Liberation, Not Rainbow Capitalism
In this episode of CUPE Cast, Tiffany, Brittany and Elise discuss what Rainbow Capitalism and Pinkwashing are and how they are used to distract and prevent Queer Liberation. The CUPE Cast also hears about Tiffany’s personal experience as a Bi woman in union spaces and reviews the meaning of 2SLGBTQIA+. The CUPE Cast is also joined by special guest, CUPE Ontario Pink Triangle Chair, Susan Gapka.
The CUPE Cast Episode 1 — Cooler than Side Parts and Skinny Jeans: Unions are “in” now!
The CUPE Cast Episode 1 — Cooler than Side Parts and Skinny Jeans: Unions are “in” now!