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Rank and File Radio is an independent Canadian labour movement program.

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

Twitter: @rankandfileca Facebook: facebook.com/rankandfile.ca

Rank & File Radio - Prairie Editio‪n‬ Emily Leedham

    • News
    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

Rank and File Radio is an independent Canadian labour movement program.

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

Twitter: @rankandfileca Facebook: facebook.com/rankandfile.ca

    The Newfoundland Dominion strike and Grocery's Long War

    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:
    https://canadiandimension.com/series/grocerys-long-war

    Interview with historian Scott Price about 1987 Westfair strike
    https://www.rankandfile.ca/fighting-for-survival-manitobas-1987-westfair-strike/

    • 48 min
    Special episode: Catching up with Emily Leedham

    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.

    • 27 min
    Bill 32: Jason Kenney's Attack on the Rand Formula & More | Joshua Mandryk

    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
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-bill-32-workplace-unions-1.5640952

    Alberta labour needs the UCP's union busting bill | The Progress Report
    https://www.theprogressreport.ca/alberta_labour_needs_the_ucp_s_union_busting_bill

    • 16 min
    Manitoba Honk-a-thon against Pallister's COVID-19 Cuts

    Manitoba Honk-a-thon against Pallister's COVID-19 Cuts

    To learn more visit https://www.cncmanitoba.ca/

    • 41 min
    Will we see justice for Alberta meatpacking workers? | Bashir Mohamed & Bob Barnetson

    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
    https://www.theprogressreport.ca/opinion_meatpacking_plant_outbreaks_are_a_disaster_and_dr_hinshaw_shares_responsibility

    Cargill, Covid and the Failure of Alberta OH&S Policy
    https://www.parklandinstitute.ca/cargill_covid_and_the_failure_of_alberta_ohs_policy

    Full Cargill Townhall Transcript
    https://www.rankandfile.ca/cargill-workers-town-hall/

    Timeline: What we know about the Cargill outbreak
    https://www.theprogressreport.ca/timeline_what_we_know_about_the_cargill_outbreak

    • 46 min
    UFCW 401 calls for meatpacking plants closed after COVID-19 outbreaks

    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.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/cargill-meat-plant-union-covid-19-1.5530836

    Also, the Migrants Right Network hosts a press conference with demands from undocumented workers to access healthcare and federal income supports.

    MigrantRights.ca

    https://www.rankandfile.ca/undocumented-cerb-status/

    Support RankandFile.ca - Help us raise 15K!
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/rankandfileca-fundraiser

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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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.

Kody.Huard ,

Great Program!

Good production, interesting discussion, all around worthwhile podcast for any labour/socially minded person.

DJN Kingston ,

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.

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