Sam Gindin, York University

Politics with Sober Senses: Conditions for Labor Renewal

The Myth of American Decline

Tuesday, April 14, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

Barriers to Union Renewal

Wednesday, April 15, 6pm, Madison Labor Temple

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty & Public

Thursday, April 16, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

A man with a white mustache and beard smiles at the camera. He is partially bald with gray and white hair on the sides of his head. He wears frameless rectangular eyeglasses and a button-down shirt in a muted coral tone. He is before a gray background.SAM GINDIN is a Canadian who got his MA in Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the early 1970s and spent most of his working life (1974-2000) as the Research Director of the Canadian Auto Workers (and since 1985 as an Assistant to the President). From 2000-2010, he led the position of Visiting Packer Chair in Social Justice at York University. He remains active in the labour and social movements.  His writings have focused on the CAW, the auto industry, the crisis in organized labour in Canada and the US, and the political economy of American capitalism. His most recent and most ambitious project was, with his co-author Leo Panitch, of The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire.