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Life on the line: Women Strike at Eaton's 1984-85

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Fred Thury Studio Theatre

Vanier College, York University

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Life on the Line, a play by Patricia McDermott with Vrenia Ivonoffski, follows the course of a six-month strike by Eaton's workers in 1984-85. The play engages wider themes of precarity, class exploitation, gendered work, and racialization in the retail sector. The strike highlighted the need to reform first contract legislation and was an integral episode in the struggle to form unions in the service sector, themes which have continuing relevance today.

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This performance of Life on the Line is presented as part of the GLRC's 3rd Annual Graduate Symposium. The symposium is made possible through financial support from the following York University bodies: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Vice President Research & Innovation, Vice President Academic & Provost, Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender and Work, Centre for Feminist Research, Osgoode Hall Law School, Graduate Program in Geography, Graduate Program in Public
Policy and Administration, the Spaces of Labour in Moments of Urban Populism Project, as well as the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies and the LIUNA Enrico Henry Mancinelli Professor in Global Labour Issues at McMaster University.

For more information about the symposium and the program of activities, please visit: http://glrc.apps01.yorku.ca/2017symposium/

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