A monthly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.
Building Worker Solidarity Across Sectors | Unifor 594, IBEW 2034, UFCW 832, Public Interest Alberta
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Kevin Bittman from Unifor 594 in Regina, Saskatchewan discusses impending lockout for Co-op refinery workers. http://www.unifor594.com/ Mike Espenell, from IBEW 2034 discusses how Brian Pallister’s cuts to Manitoba Hydro have impacted Hydro’s ability to respond to last week’s snow storm, which knocked out power for nearly 50,000 Manitobans. https://www.ibew2034.com/ Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, provides an update on the long saga of workers at Winnipeg’s popular restaurant chain Stella’s fighting to improve toxic workplace conditions. http://ufcw832.com/node/8346 Joel French, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta, discusses Jason Kenney’s minimum wage freeze, effective October 1. https://www.pialberta.org/ Also: Edmonton' Climate Strike organizer Emma Jackson sends message to oil & gas workers, Unifor Crown Corporations reach a tentative agreement with the Province of Saskatchewan after 5,000 went on a 17 day strike, and Canadian Labour Congress Staffers strike over pensions, wages, and changes to anti-harassment policy. Support CLC Workers on Strike http://iamdl78.org/clcstrike/