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Reflections on the Fight for Equity in Canada's Labour Movement

Event #1462
Reflections on the Fight for Equity in Canada's Labour Movement
When: 

Friday, June 1, 2018

10:45 - 12:00
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Where: 

Education Building - ED 193

Series: 
Association event
Who can attend: 
General public
Language: 
English

Larry Rousseau was elected as CLC Executive Vice-President at the CLC’s 28th Constitutional Convention in May 2017. Previously, he served two terms as the Regional Executive Vice-President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s National Capital Region, and one term as the Regional Vice-President of PSAC’s Union of National Employees. A long-time federal public service worker, Larry’s first experience in the labour movement was when he started as a filing and stockroom clerk in the mail room of the Canadian Labour Congress at the age of 18. Shortly thereafter, he was elected shop steward for the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 225 (now COPE). He went on to earn a master’s degree in Public Administration from l’École nationale d’administration publique in Quebec, and became an employee of Statistics Canada. Larry has a long history of trade union and political activism, particularly on issues like labour relations, health and safety, human rights, and equity. His involvement in the LGBTQ2SI, anti-racism and peace movements has been an integral part of his engagement and commitment to social justice.

With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Aid for Interdisciplinary Sessions Fund.

Speakers: Larry Rousseau, Executive Vice-President, Canadian Labour Congress