The Contradictions of Pension Fund Capitalism Book Launch with Chris Roberts and Kevin Skerrett

2018 28 May
7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Contradictions of Pension Fund Capitalism Book Launch with Chris Roberts and Kevin Skerrett

It is often hoped and assumed that union stewardship of pension investments will produce tangible and enduring benefits for workers and their communities while minimizing the negative effects of what are now global and intensely competitive capital markets. At the core of this book is a desire to question the proposition that workers and their organizations can exert meaningful control over pension funds in the context of current financial markets.

The Contradictions of Pension Fund Capitalism is an engaging and readable text that will be of specific interest to members of the labor movement, pension activists, pension trustees, fund administrators, environmental activists, and employers/managers, as well as academics involved in pension or labor research. The contents and arguments of the book are applicable across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland, because these countries experience a similar macroeconomic context and face a similar pension landscape.

Join us for this evening to launch and discuss this important contribution to the contradiction of Pension Fund Capitalism are: 

Sylvia Sioufi (moderator)
President, Canadian Staff Union

Chris Roberts (co-editor)
Director, Social and Economic Policy,
Canadian Labour Congress

Kevin Skerrett (co-editor)
Research Officer,
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Nancy Parker (discussant)
Retired Researcher, CUPE
Coordinator, Ottawa committee for Pension Security

7 PM
Monday, May 28, 2018
@ 25One Community
251 Bank St. 2nd floor

Sponsored by CUPE 2424

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/206825860096785/.


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