Event Audio Recordings

May 6, 2019: Race, Class and Collective Bargaining by Riot

Audio | Simon Black - film introduction

Audio | Simon Black - presentation



October 1, 2019: GLRC Year Opener: Cutting Edge Themes in Global Labour Studies

Audio | Celia Haig-Brown, Luann Good Gingrich, Carlo Fanelli, Luin Goldring, Adrian Smith and Pat Armstrong



October 23, 2019: Book launch: Change and Continuity – Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium

Audio | Luann Good Gingrich, Thomas Loebel, Mark Thomas, Leah Vosko, Carlo Fanelli, Steven Tufts, Tanner Mirrlees, Hugh Armstrong, Jacqueline Choiniere, Greg Albo, Stephanie Ross, Olena Lyubchenko



November 13, 2019: Two Years Later, at York U: Responses to the Equity Myth

Audio | Frances Henry, Carl James, Ena Dua, Shirin Shahrokni, Luann Good Gingrich



November 20, 2019: Film Screening and Discussion | Rethabile's Story: Decent Work Regulation in Africa

Audio | Kelly Pike, Nathanael Ojong, Luann Good Gingrich

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January 15, 2020: Redrafting Alliances: Labour and a New Transition in Argentina

Audio | Viviana Patroni, Anna Zalik, Luann Good Gingrich



January 22, 2020: Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education

Audio | Rebecca Tarlau, Leo Panitch, Rawan Abdelbaki



February 13, 2020: The War on the Poor: Poverty and Resistance in the Neoliberal Era

Audio | Dennis Pilon, John Clarke, Butterfly Gopaul, Suzanne Narain



February 28, 2020: The International Labour Organization: A Critical Examination of the Past 100 Years, and Imagination for the Next

Audio | Kelly Pike, Leah Vosko, Obiora Okafor, Marie Clarke Walker



June 20, 2018: Book Launch| Border Capitalism, Disrupted

Audio | Stephen Campbell

Audio | Peter Vandergeest


October 3, 2018: Book Launch| Migration Borders Freedom

Audio | Soma Chatterjee

Audio | Harald Bauder

Audio | Ethel Tungohan


October 29, 2018: Women's March and Intersectional Organizing: The importance of a critical race lens in industrial relations

Audio | Tamara Lee and Maite Tapia


November 14, 2018: Labour Power, Pipelines and Natural Gas: How Canada seeks to Profits from Mexico's Energy Reform

Audio | Introduction


Audio | Anna Zalik



September 26, 2017: Lessons of the Fight for $15 in the Trump Era

Audio | Jonathan Rosenblum

October 5, 2017: Insurgent Left, Resurgent Labour? Corbyn, Sanders, and the Labour Movement

Audio | Doug Henwood

November 14, 2017: New Directions in the Sociology of Work

Audio | Pat Armstrong

January 24, 2018: Precarity and the Nonprofit Sector: Views from Social Work

Audio | Lynn Eakin


June 15, 2016: Feminization of Labour and Immaterial Labour in Turkey

Audio | Sarioglu

August 18, 2016: Labour and the Political Economy of Peripheralisation: The Case of Ukraine and the European Union

Audio | Dr. Gregory Schwartz

September 8, 2016 | Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class

Audio | Immanuel Ness

Audio | Viviana Patroni

Audio | Kyla Sankey

Audio | Sam

October 17, 2016: Understanding the ‘Gig Economy’: The Political Economy of Platform Capitalism

Audio | Ursula Huws

October 30, 2016: Chinese Workers’ Uprising: Unions, Workers, and Resistance in China Today

Audio | Opening Remarks

Audio | Lu Zhang

Audio | Eli

Book Launch: November 12, 2016: Unfree Labour? Struggles of Migrant and Immigrant Workers in Canada

Audio | Aziz Choudry

Audio | Adrian Smith

Audio | Kristina Torres

Audio | Sedef Arat-Koç

Audio | Deena Laad

Audio | Chris Ramsaroop

November 17, 2016: The Geography of Penal Labour: Some Thoughts on Penal Politics in Canada and the U.S.

Audio | Philip Goodman

Audio | Jordan House

December 13, 2016: The Rise and Fall of Cheap Nature: Work, Power, and Capital in Making &Transcending the Planetary Crisis

Audio | Jason W. Moore

Audio | Tania Hernandez Cervantes

Audio | Adrian Smith

March 14, 2017: Labour in the Cultural Industries

Audio | Tanner Mirrlees

Audio | Katherine Lapointe

Audio | Nicole Cohen

Audio | Derek Hrynyshyn

March 24, 2017: Precarious and Political: Retail Workers’ Struggle and Union Renewal in Ontario Supermarkets

Audio | Stephanie Ross

Audio | Angelo DiCaro

Audio | Tim Deelstra

Audio | Pam Frache


November 19, 2015 | Labour and the Media

Audio | Loreto

Audio | Bush

February 2, 2016: Occupiers and Dreamers: Insiders and Outsiders in a New Political Generation

Audio | Milkman

February 10, 2016: Pain, Prejudice and Working Postures: How a University-Union Agreement Allowed Researchers to Understand Musculoskeletal Problems Among Low-Paid Workers

Audio | Messing


October 30, 2014: What the Public Thinks about Unions and What the Labour Movement Should Do About It

Audio | Tom Juravich

November 19, 2014: Profiting from the Precarious: How Recruitment Practices Exploit Migrant Workers

Audio | Fay Faraday

January 21, 2015: Revolutionizing Retail: Workers, Political Action and Social Change

Audio | Coulter

February 12, 2015: Does the ILO’s Better Work lead to better work? Perspectives from garment factory workers in Lesotho

Audio | Pike

February 25, 2015: Controversies in Working- Class Consciousness: Ford Nation v. the Toronto Left

Audio | Joel Harden

Audio | Maureen O’Reilly

Audio | Rinaldo Walcott

June 24, 2015: At the Intersections: Sport, Social Inequality, and Labour in the Americas

Audio | Abdel- Shehid

Audio | Kalman- Lamb

Audio | Joseph

Audio | Langille


October 3, 2013: Young Workers, Unpaid Labour and the Intern Economy

Audio | Andrew Langille

Audio | Sean Smith

October 24, 2013: Whose Class Power Do Pension Funds Represent?

Audio | Kevin Skerrett

Audio | Robert Drummond

Audio | Benjamin Christensen

November 7, 2013: Crisis, Recovery, Precariousness: Argentine Workers’ Struggles in the Last Decade

Audio | Maurizio Atzeni

Traditional Unions Can’t Help Baristas. Can Non-Traditional Ones? A Legal Discussion

Audio | David Doorey [Note: A phone in a cupboard rang during David’s talk, and it took us some time to find it. Please excuse the interruption!]

Building High Participation Unions as Union Revitalization Strategy

Audio | Jane McAlevey

March 13, 2014: Labour Migration, ‘Unfree Labour’ and Resistance

Audio | Aziz Choudry

Audio | Adrian Smith

Audio | Fay Faraday

Audio | Sonia Singh

Closing the Enforcement Gap: Employment Standards Enforcement for People in Precarious Jobs

Audio | Leah Vosko

Audio | Eric Tucker and Mark Thomas

Audio | John Grundy

April 2, 2014: Navigating the Bureaucracy, Searching for Justice: The Promise and Failure of Workplace Protections in the United States

Audio | Shannon Gleeson