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Rank and File Radio’s mandate is to: ● provide listeners with factual and informative labour news ● build solidarity for workers in struggle ● develop a coherent analysis of the labour movement ● contribute to the building of rank-and-file labour networks
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The Newfoundland Dominion strike and Grocery's Long War
Dan Darrah joins the show to talk about the 2020 Newfoundland grocery strike and how grocery jobs went from good to bad in the 1980s and 1990s.
Check out the two-part series Grocery's Long War:
Interview with historian Scott Price about 1987 Westfair strike
Special episode: Catching up with Emily Leedham
A wide-ranging conversation with Emily Leedham touching on the Stella's Café strike in Winnipeg, the Saskatchewan election and corporate money, and the tactics of union-busting. Guest host: Doug Nesbitt, editor of Rankandfile.ca.
Bill 32: Jason Kenney's Attack on the Rand Formula & More | Joshua Mandryk
Labour lawyer Joshua Mandryk provides a short overview of Jason Kenney's Bill 32: The Restoring Balance in Alberta's Workplaces Act
Follow Joshua at Twitter.com/JMandryk
Union picketing and political campaigning curbed under proposed Alberta bill | CBC News
Alberta labour needs the UCP's union busting bill | The Progress Report
Manitoba Honk-a-thon against Pallister's COVID-19 Cuts
To learn more visit https://www.cncmanitoba.ca/
Will we see justice for Alberta meatpacking workers? | Bashir Mohamed & Bob Barnetson
Bashir Mohamed and Dr. Bob Barnetson discuss the COVID-19 outbreaks in Alberta's Cargill and JBS meatpacking plants. Government representatives and health officials, including Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw told Cargill workers their plant was safe, citing an OH&S inspection. Two days later, a worker died and the plant shut down April 20.
Meanwhile some JBS workers have taken job action, reducing the plant's operating capacity. JBS remains open.
Meatpacking Plant Outbreaks are a Disaster and Dr. Hinshaw Shares Responsibility
Cargill, Covid and the Failure of Alberta OH&S Policy
Full Cargill Townhall Transcript
Timeline: What we know about the Cargill outbreak
UFCW 401 calls for meatpacking plants closed after COVID-19 outbreaks
UFCW 401 President Thomas Hesse discusses the COVID-19 outbreak in the Cargill meatpacking plant, as well as steps needed to protect food workers in grocery stores.
Also, the Migrants Right Network hosts a press conference with demands from undocumented workers to access healthcare and federal income supports.
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Love the show
Show is great. Love the local focus. Only thing would be that it is sometimes hard to hear voices when the music is playing in the background.
Good production, interesting discussion, all around worthwhile podcast for any labour/socially minded person.
Sharp, informative, professional
An incredible resource for labour activists in the Prairies - and really across Canada and beyond. Great guests, great discussions, hitting on extremely relevant issues that nobody else is properly dissecting. Professionally produced and sounds excellent. Host Emily Leedham has produced a wonderful program.