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Mark Brown from the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) explains the history and struggles of black workers in Canada and the purpose of the CBTU.

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We spoke with Yolanda Mclean, Diversity Vice-President, Racialized Workers for The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Canada’s largest union who tells us about her own experience with racism and how her union helped her to get justice in the workplace.

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We speak with Andria Babbington, Vice President, of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council about why she saw the need not just to be a member of a union but to be a leader in the movement.

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We chat with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 353 Business Manager Steven Martin about the benefits and opportunities that come with being a member of their union. We also speak with Kimoy Francique, a 15-year journeyperson who is also a fire alarm technician about her journey in the trades. ABOUT IBEW Local 353 […]

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We speak with Symone Walters from Toronto Community Benefits Network about their Nex Gen Builders Program which connects youth from Black, Indigenous, and newcomer communities, who are in the process of preparing for work or who have been recently employed as apprentices or professionals in the construction industry with people from their respective communities who […]

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We visit the District Carpenters Council of Ontario Woodbridge Training Facility where we talk to Local 27 Business and Diversity Rep Chris Campbell about working in the trades. About District Carpenters Council of Ontario Local 27 Carpenters Local 27 is a progressive Local with over 8,600 members working on a variety of projects and job […]

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We talk with Rosemarie Powell, Executive Director for the Toronto Community Benefits Network, an organization that is working to help create more opportunities for historically disadvantaged communities and dismantle systemic racism in the trades industry. ABOUT TCBN The Toronto Community Benefits Network has built a strong community-labour partnership with a support base of workforce development […]

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Yolanda McLean of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Canada explains to us the importance of celebrating Labour Day ABOUT CBTU Canada The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (Ontario), Canada is an affiliated Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (International) (“Ontario Chapter”). The Ontario Chapter consists of members from International and National unions […]

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