The labour movement in 2019 - What's the role of unions in an increasingly more precarious workforce?

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On May 1st, 1886 workers striked to demand the 8 hour work day. Today workers are still demanding better working conditions for themselves and future workers. Unions have played an important role in creating better working conditions and benefits, but with the rise of the gig economy, how do we make sure those workers aren't left behind? We spoke with Charles Smith, Political Science Professor at the U of S, Lori Johb, President of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour and Dionne Pohler, assistant professor at the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto.

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