From the 1961 Royal York Strike
to present-day struggles

It was a long and bitter strike at the prestigious Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto. Many of the workers were immigrants, people of colour and mostly, they were women. Join us for this fascinating presentation as race, gender and class play prominently in an infamous labour dispute.

Speakers will take us on a journey from that that strike right up to the battles hotel workers fight today. We will also play an audio of Tommy Douglas addressing the 1961 striking workers, as well as video footage shot by Glen Richards from that time.

Tuesday June 8, 2021
7:00 PM
Andria Babbington, President, Toronto & York Region Labour Council
Zeleda Davis, ex Vice-President, UniteHere
Jeremy Milloy, Author of “A Battle Royal: Service Work Activism and the 1961-62 Royal York Strike”

With special extras: a recording of Tommy Douglas, speaking at 1961 rally of striking hotel workers and Glen Richards’ video
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Meeting ID: 838 6063 6954 • Passcode: 551950

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