Monday, December 22, 2008

Coming next month, January 23, 2009, a lecture by Roy Adams, sponsored by the Edmonton IWW. Here's the announcement...
Roy Adams Talk:
The Edmonton General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World is announcing a public talk by Roy J. Adams, Professor of Industrial Relations (Emeritus) at McMaster University. Roy will be speaking at the Ukrainian Centre, 11018 97 Street NW in Edmonton on January 23, 2009 at 7:30 PM.
Professor Adams is the author of over 150 professional publications and numerous popular works as well. A founder and current Steering Committee Chair of the Society for the Promotion of Human Rights in Employment whose mission is to promote awareness, understanding and respect for core labour rights as human rights, his current research focuses largely on the implications for Canada of international human rights developments. His 2006 book, Labour Left Out: Canada's Failure to Protect and Promote Collective Bargaining as a Human Right, presaged the Supreme Court's 2007 Health Services decision constitutionalizing collective bargaining. He is a frequent contributor on labour issues to the online magazine Straight Goods, as well as to Our Times and International Union Rights.
Roy's "passion is workers' rights and in particular the right to organize and bargain collectively and the failure of Canadian governments (including most certainly Alberta) to secure and effectively promote that right. I am keen on talking about that stuff to anyone who'll listen."
For more information please contact Steve Nixon 780.984.9070

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