“We’re Ready to Fight”

Interview with Ontario Education Workers United Member, Deborah Buchanan-Walford

Authors

  • Rhiannon Maton State University of New York at Cortland

Keywords:

teacher unions, labour, working conditions, activism, learning conditions

Abstract

In this interview, Ontario Education Workers United (OEWU) member Deborah Buchanan-Walford talks with Rhiannon Maton about how the OEWU engages in grassroots organizing for improved working and learning conditions in Ontario, Canada public schools. We discuss the learning and workplace challenges experienced in adult day schools during Covid-19, issues of power centralization within the broader educators union, and the significance of activist educators organizing in spaces that are external to their union. 

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Published

2022-10-15

Issue

Section

Contemporary Educator Movements: Transforming Unions, Schools, and Society