August 22 episode

[audio:http://rankandfile.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/RFR_Aug22_1730.mp3|titles=August 22 2012 episode] Click here to download We spend the half-hour in discussion with Roger Annis, a former aerospace workers and member of the International Association of Machinists, on a variety of subjects ranging from the CAW’s recent aerospace policy paper, to the proposed… Read More

Watch the CAW convention live

The Canadian Autoworkers 1st Constitutional and Bargaining Convention being held in Toronto from August 20-24 is being webcast live at www.caw2012.ca. Rank and File Radio will be playing segments of some of these speeches on this week’s show. The webcast schedule includes the following speeches:… Read More

Weekly news update, August 15, 2012

Court rules Harper’s wage restraint constitutional | UVic support staff | New Brunswick lobster dispute | Edmonton taxi strike | Machinists oppose Lufthansa contract | UAW colludes against Teamsters | Ontario teachers | CAW and the Big Three

August 15 episode

[audio:http://rankandfile.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/RFR_Aug15_1730.mp3|titles=August 15 2012 episode] Click here to download Following our weekly labour news update, we play an excerpt of the “Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada” book launch in Toronto on June 17, 2012. The book is a collection of essays edited by Stephanie… Read More

August 8 episode

[audio:http://rankandfile.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/RFR_Aug8_1730.mp3|titles=August 8 2012 episode] Click here to download Following our weekly labour news update, we play a talk delivered by Dan Coffman, president of ILWU local 21 in Longview, Washington, about the lengthy and defiant struggle of longshore workers against attempts to introduce non-union work… Read More

Weekly news update, August 8, 2012

Ontario teachers dispute | Verizon workers set for strike | Queen’s University staff vote on agreement | Nissan organizing, UAW | VIA Rail protest, Halifax | NB lobster protest | Labour law reform “consultation”, SK | Edmonton nurses strike

August 1 episode

[audio:http://rankandfile.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/RFR_Aug1_1730.mp3|titles=August 1 2012 episode] Click here to download Following our weekly labour news update, RFR interviews Kendra Coulter, a professor of labour studies at Brock University, who is researching retail work and retail workers’ political action. She recently launched the website Revolutionizing Retail to encourage… Read More