Wed July 22, 2015: Renovictions – Jean Swanson — BCAA Lockout – Joey Hartman

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Activists protest SRO sales at a demonstration in Vancouver Photo by Tom Sandborn, thetyee.ca
Activists protest SRO sales at a demonstration in Vancouver Photo by Tom Sandborn, thetyee.ca
  •  Workers at the BC Automobile Association were locked out – June 8. We discuss this and the difference between a lock out and a strike with Vancouver and District Labour Council President – Joey Hartman.  (At 22 min mark) What you can do: http://www.cope378.ca/bcaa-has-locked-out-cope-378-members-bcaa-emergency-roadside-services
  • 9:30 this morning Vancouver City Council is going to be  dealing with plans they say will stop minor renovations leading to renovictions in single room occupancy hotels in what they say is an effort to protect the dwindling stock in the Downtown Eastside. We talk with Veteran activist and affordable housing expert, Jean Swanson of the Carnegie Commnity Action Project, who says the City’s plan will not work.  (At 38:25 min mark)
  • Music today from Rae Spoon, Dropkick Murphy’s, Bud Osborn, Rosy Cervantes
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