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Fernwood Publishing and Turning the Tide present: 

Cracking Labour's Glass Ceiling: Transforming Women's Lives Through Union Education

A book launch and signing with Barb Byers, Cindy Hanson, and Cheryl Stadnychuk


WHERE: Amigos Cantina - 806 Dufferin Ave, Saskatoon

WHEN: May 23, 7-9pm


About the book:

Although the health of the trade union movement may rest on its ability to include women in membership and leadership, little attention has been paid to women-only labour education.

This original collection contains vibrant example of labour education events and the women involved who develop, implement, research, evaluate and facilitate at them. All the contributors speak from first-hand experience with women-only programs in unions across Canada, the United States and the world. They identify the methods used in pursuit of learner empowerment and transformation, and frankly discuss the outcomes. These real-life examples offer practical guidance and inspiration for all who create and support activist learning within unions and other social-justice organizations.

About the editors/authors:

Cindy Hanson is an associate professor of adult education at the University of Regina.

Barb Byers has fought for the underdog all her life: first as a social worker, then as president of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union and as Saskatchewan Federation of Labour president. She was a CLC officer from 2012 until her retirement in 2017.

Cheryl Stadnichuk is a Research Representative with the Canadian Union of Public Employees. She has a history of working in public sector unions and in international issues. Her areas of experience include qualitative and quantitative research, writing and editing, facilitation and policy analysis on issues such as labour issues, bargaining, privatization and equity issues. Has worked in both public sector unions and non-profit organizations.

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A relic from labour history: A picket sign from the 1983 Co-op strike, revived for the 2018/19 Saskatoon Coop Strike. The struggles of working people of the past connect us to the struggles of working people today. When facing the struggles of workers worldwide, you must ask "Which side are you on?"

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This May Week we would like to share solidarity with approximately 900 Saskatoon Coop employees who after almost 6 months on strike reached a tentative agreement.

However, our work is not done. We are looking forward to seeing everyone out at the Co-op's Annual General Meeting on June 20th at TCU Place.

Saskatoon Coop employees

In celebration of our labour history we present this photo of members of first Saskatoon Transit union in uniforms. The members of Amalgamated Association of Street and Electrical Railway Employees of America, Division 615 Saskatoon, would later become the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 615 we know today. Originally founded in 1892, the ATU have a long history of fighting for both workers, and improvements to public transit.

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May 1st is International Workers' Day (or "May day") to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago. On May 1st 1886, there was a general strike for the eight-hour workday. 4 Days later, police acted to disperse the public who assembled in support of the strike, which resulted in in police firing on the workers. Afterwards hundreds of labour leaders and sympathizers were later rounded-up and four were executed by hanging.

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