Combatting Racism in the Workplace
A Course for Workers

Thomas, Barb; Novogrodsky, Charles
Publisher:  Cross Cultural Communications Centre, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1983  
Pages:  148pp   ISBN:  0-9691060-2-5
Book Type:  Handbooks/Manuals

Library of Congress Number:  HD4903-5.C2T46   Dewey:  331.13'3'0971
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX2897



Abstract:  With the ultimate aim of combatting racism within the labour movement, the Cross Cultural Communication Centre, under the auspices of the Humber Collage for Labour Studies, ran a ten-week, 30 hour pilot course entitled 'Work Racism and Labour.' Assisted by the Ontario Federation of Labour and other labour educators, the course is outlined in the book entitled COMBATTING RACISM IN THE WORKPLACE: A COURSE FOR WORKERS and in the accompanying READING KIT. The two publications provide a through guide for experienced labour educators.

The course provides:
- information and arguments to resist prejudiced beliefs;
- a clear understanding of why all workers should collectively combat racism in their place of work and in their communities;
- approaches for dealing with racial confilct and harassment in the workplace;
- methods of identifying and acting against racism in the union;
- an analysis of employer connections to racism in the workplace and the links between racism and class
opression;
- an understanding of the sources of racist and explanations of their society;
- strategies for futher educting themselves and their workers; and
- strategies for mobilizing collective energies to fight racism in all its forms in the workplace and in the
community.



Table of Contents

Introduction
Session 1: Racism Hurts Workers
Session 2: Analyzing Racial Situations In The Workplace
Session 3: The Employer's Connection History: The Worker's Experience
Session 4: Canadian Immigraion History: The Workers' Experience
Session 5: Immigration Policy And Misconceptions About Immigrants
Session 6: The Creation And Perpetuation Of Racist Attitudes
Session 7: Legislation Against Discrimination: Limits And Possibilities
Session 8: Using The Collective Agreement To Combat Racism
Session 9: Union Practices To Resist Racism
Session 10: Planning For Action

Appendix i: Selected Audiovisuals For Programs On Racism
Appendix ii: Current Resources And Programs On Racism
Appendix iii: Information From The Secretary Of State On Their Resources

Subject Headings


Effective publicity doesn’t have to cost a lot of money