Saskatoon Book Launch – Cracking Labour’s Glass Ceiling
Fernwood Publishing and Turning the Tide present:
Cracking Labour’s Glass Ceiling: Transforming Women’s Lives Through Union Education
A book launch and signing with Barb Byers, Cindy Hanson, and Cheryl Stadnychuk
About the book:
Although the health of the trade union movement may rest on its ability to include women in membership and leadership, little attention has been paid to women-only labour education.
This original collection contains vibrant example of labour education events and the women involved who develop, implement, research, evaluate and facilitate at them. All the contributors speak from first-hand experience with women-only programs in unions across Canada, the United States and the world. They identify the methods used in pursuit of learner empowerment and transformation, and frankly discuss the outcomes. These real-life examples offer practical guidance and inspiration for all who create and support activist learning within unions and other social-justice organizations.
About the editors/authors:
Cindy Hanson is an associate professor of adult education at the University of Regina.
Barb Byers has fought for the underdog all her life: first as a social worker, then as president of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union and as Saskatchewan Federation of Labour president. She was a CLC officer from 2012 until her retirement in 2017.
Cheryl Stadnichuk is a Research Representative with the Canadian Union of Public Employees. She has a history of working in public sector unions and in international issues. Her areas of experience include qualitative and quantitative research, writing and editing, facilitation and policy analysis on issues such as labour issues, bargaining, privatization and equity issues. Has worked in both public sector unions and non-profit organizations.