n this bonus episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily and Daniel interview Mackenzie Thomason, bus driver, CUPE 1253 member, and recently acclaimed leader of the New Brunswick NDP. Mackenzie talks picket line vibes, community support, demands of striking workers, taking on the Irving empire, government ban on land acknowledgements, and a surging New Brunswick NDP that puts people first, not profit!
When Saint John resident Josh Floyd started a petition on Change.org demanding the resignation of New Brunswick’s premier, he had no idea that the signatures would grow as quickly as they have. Within days the count reached 10,000 and at the time of this writing it is still growing.
Steve Drost is the President of CUPE New Brunswick. CUPE New Brunswick members are ready to strike. We don’t want to be in this position, but here we are. I would like to share our view of the history leading up to our strike position.
Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m. EDT, watch the next live webcast, "A Generation Without a Future: Youth in Revolt," hosted by Karen H., and featuring Aviral D., Paige B., Nathalie H., Julian N., and Anthony F., all young members of Socialist Action…