Music: You and Who’s Army Radiohead, Advertising on Police Cars Matthew Good Band
Ken Townsend and Ian Clough (TSMWindsor) occupy the airwaves in solidarity with Canadian Union of Postal Workers across Windsor and Essex County. We kick off the show with a radio documentary covering this morning’s CUPW demonstration in front of the offices of Jeff Watson (MP Essex). CUPW Local 630 and 500 leaders speak on the tabled “Back-To-Work” legislation forcing CPC and CUPW to end the lockout.
Ian and Ken discuss the implications and issues with forcing a union back to work that is locked-out rather than on strike. As well, the deep connections between the student movement and labour movements as a whole and how they are changing in the face of these events.
(We apologize in advance for the sound quality! This was our first prerecorded show.)
Interviews With: Rolly Marentette (Legacy Costs), Darryl G. (The Student Movement).
Ron and Ken speak with Rolly Marentette (Injured Worker’s Coalition) regarding the Legacy Cost: Burden or Benifit? project. The Legacy Cost project is collecting the stories of workers and community members to determine the “Legacy” of irresponsible workplaces and legislation.
Darryl from The Student Movement Windsor gives us an update on the Catholic Schoolboard strike situation and what lies ahead for both students who protested and those who will suffer the costs.
Guests: Anonymous Precarious Worker, Ian Clough (The Student Movement) and Mohammad Akbar (The Student Movement)
This show marks our return to the 1 hour timeslot, Wednesdays from 4-5pm. This episode Ron and Ken speak with a young worker about her experiences in precarious employment in the city of Windsor. With the passing of Bill-68 and Toronto Worker’s Action Centre’s Stop Wage Theft Campaign the issue of precarious work is heating up.
Two members of The Student Movement Windsor (Ian and Mo), in their new bi-weekly segment give us the lowdown on the Catholic highschool student’s strike.
Guest: Stan Raper, United Food and Commercial Workers
Ron and Ken discuss the recent Supreme Court decision denying agricultural workers the right to organize. Stan Raper provides insight into the effects of this law on the migrant worker community.
Live in Studio: Travis Reitsma
Special Guest: Vajo Stajic, Mayday Organizer
With Windsor’s Mayday 2011 celebration and parade approaching on May 1st, Ron and Ken sit down with organizer Vajo Stajic and local musician Travis Reitsma. Windsor has a rich history with Mayday with celebrations dating back to the 1930s, but how did Mayday start? How has it evolved over the years? What is it’s relevance today amidst an attack on the working class?
Travis Reitsma, a performer in the upcoming Mayday concert, gives us a taste of two songs from his labour-based album Outside The Factory Gates.
Guest: Ian Clough, Managing Editor, The Student Movement Windsor.
Music: Factory, Bruce Springsteen.
Ron, Ken and special guest Ian Clough discuss the upcoming federal election: what it means to labour, students and the issues that have fallen by the wayside.