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Episode 62 – It’s time for radical worker action

Episode 62 is a live show! Recorded live in Ottawa on May 8, Sandy and Nora talk about organizing across difference and the lessons that we can still learn from the Winnipeg General Strike.

Episode 63 will be the audience Q&A and will come out next week.

Thanks to the Mayworks festival for organizing this event and to everyone who came out!

Episode 46 – Doug vs. student democracy

In part 2 of 2 episodes on the Ford government’s higher education announcement, Nora and Sandy break down “voluntary student unionism” and how making democratically-decided mandatory student fees optional will send a decisive blow to everything from your campus press to the services of the student union. Check out part 1 here: https://sandyandnora.com/episode-45-doug-ford-reduces-tuition-fees-smashes-osap-screws-student/

Episode 41 – You gotta fight for your right (to strike)

Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government legislated striking postal workers back to work this week. Despite the fact that 1. mail has continued to be delivered and 2. that the right to strike is protected by the Charter, everyone’s favourite fauxminist has put the boots to CUPW members’ necks and forced an end to their rotating strikes.

Sandy and Nora decode what all this means, and why our right to strike is a right that needs to be vigourously defended.

Photo courtesy of the Canadian Association of Labour Media