Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies

Association #305
Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS )
Conference dates: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 to Thursday, June 6, 2019
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CAWLS #305 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
The conference organizing committee of the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS) invites submissions for participation in its 6th annual conference. Workers have always made progress through struggle. But rarely have workers faced as many issues simultaneously as they do today. The 2019 CAWLS conference is an opportunity to engage conversations and share ideas about how to build circles of solidarity to make a better future for all workers. Questions relevant to these conversations include: will young workers be able to find stable employment so they can move to the next stage of their lives? Will recent gains in minimum wages and labour standards be maintained? How will labour laws shift with changing governments, and what is the role of workers and labour organizations within the realm of electoral politics? Will Artificial Intelligence and automation manifest in a more inegalitarian and undemocratic society? How will recent immigrants fair in this changing economic landscape? What does reconciliation mean for workers and their organizations? How can workers address growing concerns of racism in our communities? The committee welcomes proposals for single papers, thematic streams, multiple paper panels, roundtables, and workshops. The participation of researchers in union and community settings is encouraged. We welcome proposals on all topics that highlight importance of diversity to the past, present, and future of work and labour studies within Canada and beyond.
Updated: 2019-05-01
Open events: 
Date & time Event Hosted by Series
Jun 6 -
14:00 - 16:00
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- Racialization, nationality, gender, sexuality, class, age, and ability, and their implications for the politics of labour and the future of the labour movement in Canada and elsewhere. - The relationship between the labour movement and Indigenous workers and communities. - Worker and union engagement with environmental movements and issues. - Policy approaches and legislative solutions to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion, and their limits. - Precarity, patterns of inequality amongst workers, and the distribution of paid and unpaid work. - Migration, work and labour internationalism. - Intersectional analysis of work and of labour movements. - Anti-racist and decolonizing approaches to labour studies.
Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 31, 2019
President's Reception: 
June 5, 2019
Program Chairs: 

Wayne Lewchuk, McMaster University

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Kendra Strauss, Simon Fraser University


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.