I’m participating on a panel on the intern economy at York University on October 3, along with some excellent speakers. The event is part of the Global Labour Speakers Series, organized by York’s new Global Labour Research Centre.
Greig de Peuter, Enda Brophy and I have published an article in the labour issue of Briarpatch, as part of our collaborative investigation into labour activism in the cultural industries. We are in excellent company: articles in the issue examine “right-to-work” legislation in Saskatchewan, women working in trades in Newfoundland, and the healthcare crisis facing migrant … Continue reading Interns of the cultural industries, unite!
I was on the organizing committee for a one-day conference called Will Work For Exposure: Cultural Work in Precarious Times, held at Ryerson University on October 19, sponsored by the Centre for Labour Management Relations. This is how we described the conference: Canada’s cultural sector is booming, yet employment in these industries is increasingly precarious. … Continue reading Will Work For Exposure: Cultural Work in Precarious Times