Cracking Labour’s Glass Ceiling

Transforming Lives through Women’s Union Education

By Cindy Hanson, Adriane Paavo and Sisters in Labour Education  

Paperback $30.00

This book will ship by April 5th, 2019.

Although the health of the trade union movement may rest on its ability to include women in membership and leadership, little attention has been paid to women-only labour education.

This original collection contains vibrant example of labour education events and the women involved who develop, implement, research, evaluate and facilitate at them. All the contributors speak from first-hand experience with women-only programs in unions across Canada, the United States and the world. They identify the methods used in pursuit of learner empowerment and transformation, and frankly discuss the outcomes. These real-life examples offer practical guidance and inspiration for all who create and support activist learning within unions and other social-justice organizations.

  • Labour & Unions
  • ISBN: 9781773632094
  • Forthcoming May 2019
  • 216 Pages
  • For sale worldwide

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  • Facilitation Training for Union Women
  • Feminism and Transformation are Central to the Prairie School for Union Women
  • Conversations with and about Union Women on Turtle Island
  • Confronting Limits, Pushing Boundaries: LGBTQ Education and Activism
  • Reflections on a Workshop Methodology
  • The Regina V. Polk Women’s Labour Leadership Conference
  • Leadership Development for a Changing Labor Movement
  • Leaders for Tomorrow
  • Using Education to Develop Women’s Leadership inside Canada’s Largest Union
  • A Critical Love Letter to the PSUW
  • References


  • Cindy Hanson

    Cindy Hanson is an associate professor of adult education at the University of Regina.

  • Adriane Paavo

    Adriane Paavo is one of the founders of the Prairie School for Union Women.

  • Sisters in Labour Education

    Sisters in Labour Education are a group of sisters who actively wrote chapters and assisted in making this book possible.

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