Weekend Video: Unions, capitalism, young workers

Unions_YoungWorkers_imageUnions are one of the only remaining democratic institutions under capitalism strong enough to take on neoliberal policies. But are unions rising to the challenge? Especially when it comes to young workers? Faced with an increased casualization of work and chronic unemployment, young workers have less and less access to unions and to unionized workplaces. So how can we build a union movement that truly includes the struggles of young workers?

On May 24 in Halifax, Nova Scotia the Canadian Centre for Policy AlternativesCanadian Federation of Students – Nova ScotiaHalifax-Dartmouth & District Labour CouncilPublic Service Alliance of Canada – Atlantic and Solidarity Halifax hosted a panel discussion looking at unions, young workers and capitalism.

Panelists:

Nora Loreto,
author of “From Demonized to Organized: Building the New Union Movement”

Nick Stark,
National Executive Representative, Canadian Federation of Students Nova Scotia

Charlie Huntley,
member of Solidarity Halifax and Baristas Rise Up

Moderated by:

Kyle Buott, President, Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council

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