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Mobilizing Young People: A Case Study of UFCW Canada Youth Programs and Initiatives

Document type Book chapter
Author O'Halloran, Christopher
Author Liu, Anna
Series Editor Schenk, Christopher Robert
Editor Schenk, Christopher Robert
Series Editor Kumar, Pradeep
Editor Kumar, Pradeep
Book Paths to Union Renewal: Canadian Experiences
Publisher Broadview Press; Peterborough, Ont.
Date 2006
ISBN 1559130587
Pages 191-200


[E]xamines the development of youth programs and initiatives within UFCW Canada to increase youth involvement and participation in the union. Of interest are the union's national youth internship program, designed to train young union activists by providing them with basic labour education and training, local union youth committees, and youth conferences for exchange of experiences and views on union strategies and campaigns. The authors believe that the youth initiative has led to the integration of young workers into every level of the union and increased their particiaption in decision-making structures, servicing, and organizing. --Editors' introduction


Abstract by Desmond Maley.