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‘A necessary evil’: Amanda Lang on recent high-profile strikes and the role of labour unions in the modern economy

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This is the second episode of The Hub’s bi-weekly series featuring Sean Speer in conversation with award-winning journalist and best-selling author Amanda Lang. The two discuss recent high-profile labour strikes in Canada and the United States and the questions they raise about the so-called “right to strike”, the role of labour unions in the modern economy, and how tight labour markets may rebalance the power dynamic between workers and employers.

They also cover the Florida Panthers’ decision to exclude Canadian residents from the pre-sale of tickets to their playoff home games against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

You can listen to this episode of Hub Dialogues on Acast, Amazon, Apple, Google, Spotify, or YouTube. Thank you to the Linda Frum and Howard Sokolowski Foundation for their generous support of In Conversation with Amanda Lang.