New comics on labour history
35th Annual North American Labor History Conference, October 24-26, 2013, Wayne State University
The 35th annual North American Labor History Conference will be held October 24-26, 2013 at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. The theme of this year's conference is Geographies of Labour. For more information, check out the conference website: http://nalhc.wayne.edu/.
Union women still face barriers to participation in labour movement leadership
An article posted on rabble.ca discusses some of the reasons women continue to be underrepresented in leadership positions in the labour movement:
Canadian Labour International Film Festival
This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Canadian Labour International Film Festival. Screening films by and about workers, the festival runs in various cities across Canada throughout the fall.
Canada-wide Tour to Garner Support for Bangladesh's Garment Workers
The devastating collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh earlier this year resulted in the deaths of hundreds of garment workers. These workers often toil for long hours in dangerous conditions in exchange for low wages.