Unions 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 Alternatives, Canadian Federation of Students – Nova Scotia, Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council, Public Service Alliance of Canada – Atlantic and Solidarity Halifax hosted a panel discussion looking at unions, young workers and capitalism.
author of “From Demonized to Organized: Building the New Union Movement”
National Executive Representative, Canadian Federation of Students Nova Scotia
member of Solidarity Halifax and Baristas Rise Up
Kyle Buott, President, Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council