• Charles Smith President

    Charles Smith (Ph.D York) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan. His research interests include Canadian and International political economy, public law, labour unions and federal and provincial public policy. He is the author of Transforming Provincial Politics (2015) and Unions in Court: Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (2017). He has also authored numerous articles on Saskatchewan Politics, Labour in Court and Labour History. Charles is also co-editor of Canada’s foremost labour studies journal Labour/Le Travail

  • Jason Russell Secretary

    Jason Russell is a Professor of Labour Studies at SUNY Empire State University. He is the author of Our Union: UAW/CAW Local 27 from 1950 to 1990 (Athabasca University Press, 2011); Making Managers in Canada, 1950 – 1990: Companies, Community Colleges, and Universities (Routledge, 2018); Leading Progress: the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, 1920 – 2020 (Between the Lines, 2020); Canada, A Working History (Dundurn, 2021); and Management and Labor Conflict: An Introduction to the US and Canadian History (Routledge, 2022). Russell is also the author and co-author of several journal articles and book chapters. His current projects include examining representations of workers in 1970s and 1980s popular culture.

  • Julia Smith Communications Coordinator

    Julia Smith is an assistant professor in the Labour Studies Program at the University Manitoba. She studies labour relations in Canada and the history and politics of women’s labour activism.

  • Steven Tufts Treasurer

    Steven Tufts is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at York University. His research interests intersect urban, economic, and labour geography. Current projects on the geographies of work and workers include labour in hospitality and tourism-related sectors, labour unions and urban economic development, and labour and rising populism in North America. He is also spokesperson for the Toronto Airport Workers’ Council.

  • Adam D. K. King Membership Coordinator

    Adam D.K. King is an assistant professor in the Labour Studies Program at the University of Manitoba. His research broadly examines the contested regulation of work, including employment standards compliance, collective bargaining outcomes, and the regulation of Indigenous enterprises and labour. He also writes a weekly labour newsletter called “Class Struggle” at The Maple.

  • Larry Savage Past President

    Larry Savage is Professor in the Department of Labour Studies at Brock University. He has previously served as a member of the Executive Council of the Ontario Federation of Labour. His research is concerned with examining the link between organized labour and politics. His current research involves evaluating collective bargaining and union organizing strategies

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