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CUPW 730 Reading Group (Teamsters rebellion)
In times of economic hardship the question of “Who pays?” is often posed. Today we can see all over Canada that the bosses are insisting workers pay for this crisis. Canada Post is no different in this regard and they get to maintain their bottom line while CUPW members take pay cuts and heavier workloads.

In 1933-1934 during the great depression the bosses in the Minneapolis coal and trucking industry insisted on the same thing for their workers.

Farrell Dobbs, author of Teamsters Rebellion and first hand participant, outlines the problems, strategy and tactics used by the Minneapolis workers to fight against the bosses, to make the union into a real fighting organization, and what it took for them to win.

Now we must learn to do the same.

We encourage all participants to read the text prior to the event to flush out discussion to the greatest possible extent, we understand many people won’t have time to read the text, so unlike previous reading groups there will be a presentation that summarizes the events and lessons of the text so that everyone will be able to participate whether they read the book or not.

Oct 16, 2022 03:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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