President | Stephanie Ross
Stephanie Ross is Associate Professor in the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University. Her research and teaching focuses on democracy in working-class and social movement organizations, union renewal, public sector unionism, the global justice movement in North America, and the links between social justice organizing inside and outside of the workplace.
Communications Coordinator | Thomas Collombat
Thomas Collombat is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. His research focus on labour internationalism in the Americas. He is currently studying North-South relations within International Labour Movement Organizations, as well as the impact of political change on labour unions in South America. He also examines the socio-political dimensions of the labour movement in Québec, specifically by looking at the role of labour councils in the revitalization of unionism.
Secretary | Marlea Clarke
Marlea Clarke is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria. Her research explores the integration of sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries into globalised apparel networks since the end of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA) in 2004 and related backward linkages to textiles and cotton production. Her work also examines labour standards for workers, especially women workers, in these regional production networks within Africa by analyzing commodity chains–the process of gathering resources and producing commodities for consumers. She links African retailers who source garments in Africa to textile and garment producers in the region, and traces the backward linkages to the cotton industry. Her work has also focused on labour market restructuring in post-apartheid South Africa and the political role of labour and organised social movements in shaping the country’s political and economic transformation.
Treasurer | Andrew Stevens
Andrew Stevens is Assistant Professor of Industrial Relations & Human Resource Management in the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Regina. His interests reside in the areas of the sociology of work, labour studies, and industrial relations. His current research involves a study of unions representing employees at Air Canada and the effects that federal back-to-work legislation has had on labour-management relations at the company. He is also interested in how migrant service workers are changing the face of Saskatchewan’s labour market. He is one of the editors of RankandFile.ca.
Membership Coordinator | Kendra Strauss
Kendra Strauss is an Assistant Professor of Labour Studies at Simon Fraser University and an Associate Member of the Department of Geography. Her research and writing focus on pension issues, labour market restructuring, unfree labour and labour trafficking, and social reproduction.