| 06-10-2021

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Local Dispatch (21/06/10) - Chomsky's Analysis of Power

Comrades and friends,

Lots to share with you in our dispatch today with special attention given to the amazing opportunity to join a discussion with legendary political dissident and intellectual, Noam Chomsky, Brother Pilgrim’s report on the EMPP schedule change consult our team of 20 had with CPC, and Front Yards in Bloom. 

In Solidarity,


Movie Night Discussion With Noam Chomsky

AUPE, one of our closest labour allies, is restarting its Labour in Motion Movie Club! Join us and Professor Noam Chomsky to discuss his 2015 film Requiem for the American Dream as well as the past few years of populism, pandemics and people’s power, and what you can do in the fight for a more free, equal and just society.

Named as the most quoted living author, Noam Chomsky is a Laureate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona and an outspoken critic of the U.S. government, propaganda in the mass media, and capitalism.

Watch the movie: Link
Join the event June 23, 630pm: Link

CPC EMPP Schedule Change Consult & Report 

Excerpt: The corporation's claim was that lower than expected mail volumes in the form of packets and parcels were to blame for the need to shed 21 day shift positions. And in the process displacing 5 evening workers, and negatively affecting a total of 26 employees' work life balances, and throwing the workfloor into chaos. They proposed moving 14 positions from the Parcels section, and another 5 from the Packets section; in the midst of a pandemic, a time when online sales are exploding and likely to continue to grow, to the very same lettermail sections that they’ve been claiming declining numbers in for decades.

Full Report: Link

Local Women's Committee Meeting

Sunday, June 13, 10am, Hawrelak Park

Agenda & Details: Link

Alberta Advantage: What's Going On With Alberta's Labour Movement?

The Alberta Federation of Labour held its 52nd Constitutional Convention over May 13-15 2021. In a somewhat rare development, two candidates vied for the Presidency of the AFL: challenger Susan Cake, and incumbent Gil McGowan. Cole Rockarts, union organizer and writer for rankandfile.ca, joins Team Advantage to discuss what happened at convention, and how Alberta’s labour movement is organizing in response to Jason Kenney’s UCP government.

Full episode: Link



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