Unifor/McMaster Labour Studies (Winter/Spring Term) 2021

Looking for something to do this winter? Interested in learning about what’s going on in the world around you? #Unifor and McMaster University are offering free online educational courses to our members who work for General Motors, Ford and FCA. Members can use the ZOOM platform to participate from the comfort of their own home and will receive credits towards a McMaster Labour Studies Certificate. With social distancing rules there has never been a better way to sign up for an online course. There is no cost to our members who and, all course fees are covered by Unifor. Sign up Here : Unifor – McMaster Labour Studies 2021 Program http://bit.ly/UniforMcMaster2021

India: The Largest General Strike in History – What was it all about?

1 Session

The largest general strike in history just took place in India. Upward of 250 million people around the subcontinent participated in a 24-hour general strike in solidarity. What was it about and what can we learn from it?

Monday February 8th 2021 (5:30 -8:30pm)

The New U.S Presidential Administration: What Does it mean for Canadian Manufacturing?

1 Session

The U.S. is transitioning to a new government. How will tariffs and trade policies change between Canada and the U.S. be effected? Will this be a more protectionist government who implement a “Buy America” policy? How will Canadian Manufacturing and our jobs be effected?

Monday March 1st 2021 (5:30 -8:30pm)

The Doug Ford Government: What is their Environmental Policy?
2 Sessions

Since stepping into power in 2018, the Ford Government has launched a number of attacks on environmental protections to pave the way for development across the province, undercutting the Endangered Species Act and the Environmental Assessment Act.

Monday April 12th & 19th 2021 (5:30 -8:30pm)

Working on the line

4 Sessions,

What key issues have production workers faced historically and today. How have companies organized workplaces in ways that can harm us? How have workers dealt with this in the past?

March 24th, 31st April 21st, & 28th 2021 (5:30pm – 8:30 pm) OR: April 1st, 8th 29th May 6th 2021 (5:30pm – 8:30 pm)

US Foreign Policy in Latin America
4 Sessions

Does the US promote freedom and democracy in Latin America, or play a role in impoverishing the region and overthrowing its governments?

February 18th 25th March 22nd & 25th 2021 (5:30pm – 8:30 pm)

The Future of Work

4 Sessions

This 4-evening course will look at issues such as the Green New Deal, Guaranteed Basic Income and a Living wage.

February 4th, 11th, March 4th & 11th 2021 (5:30 -8:30pm) OR: April 15th 22nd May 23rd 20th 2021 (5:30 -8:30pm)

McMaster-Unifor Labour Studies Schedule 2021.pdf