Labour / Le Travail
Issue 85 (2020)

Contributors / Collaborateurs

Sean Antaya is a PhD student in the Department of Politics at York University. His research explores the New Left and the labour movement during the 1970s.

Gregory S. Kealey, founding editor of llt, is professor emeritus of history at the University of New Brunswick. His most recent books are Spying on Canadians: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Security Service and the Origins of the Long Cold War (2017) and, with Reg Whitaker and Andrew Parnaby, the prize-winning Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada from the Fenians to Fortress America (2012).

Tom Langford worked as a sociologist at the University of Calgary between 1989 and 2019 and was the official agent for Bruce Kaufman, ndp candidate in Calgary Nose Hill, in the 2015 federal election. His first retirement project is to complete a book manuscript, “The Lights on the Tipple Are Going Out”: The Fight against Mine Closures and Economic Ruin in the Crowsnest Pass, 1945–1968.

Alissa Mazar completed her doctorate in the Department of Sociology at McGill University. She is currently a research project manager and research associate of the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (seigma) research study at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Wendy McKeen is associate professor in the School of Social Work at York University, Toronto. Her research focuses on the gendered dynamics of neoliberal social policy shifts in Canada and the politics surrounding them. Her most recent work is on the voice of welfare mothers in both Canada’s “war on poverty” in the 1960s and Ontario’s welfare debate of the 1970s.

Marion Pollack is a retired postal worker and was a long-time activist in the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

Larry Savage is professor in the Department of Labour Studies at Brock University. His teaching and research focus on unions, collective bargaining, and labour politics.

Jim Selby is a research officer with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees. Previously, he was research and communi-cations director for the Alberta Federation of Labour for 24 years. He is a past board member and continuing supporter of the Alberta Labour History Institute.

Sara J. Slinn is associate professor and associate dean of research and institutional relations at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. She has written extensively on private- and public-sector models of collective representation and bargaining.

Andrew Stevens is associate professor in the Faculty of Business Administration and the Department of Sociology at the University of Regina. His research focuses on migrant labour policy, collective action, and labour relations legislation in Saskatchewan. Information about the research can be found at Andrew is also a Regina city councillor and co-founder of

David Thompson is an activist, union organizer, and historian of the left, labour, and poor people’s movements. He recently completed a sshrc postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Ottawa and has a PhD from Queen’s University. Thompson is currently writing a book on veterans of the Great War and their participation in radical politics in interwar Canada.

Jacob A. Zumoff is assistant professor of history at New Jersey City University and author of The Communist International and US Communism, 1919–1929 (2014). He is writing a book on the Passaic, New Jersey, textile strike of 1926.