Takele Gobena Addresses Canadian Labor Congress Conference


This October, Takele Gobena, a senior in Politics Philosophy and Ecotakele-1nomics, was an invited speaker at the Canadian Labor Congress’ (CLC) “Rise Up” conference held in Ottawa.  The conference brought together labor and human right activists to discuss ways to strengthen labor organizations and address social inequalities. The CLC, the largest workers’ union in Canada, selected Takele to speak because of his effective advocacy for a $15 minimum wage in SeaTac as well as his lobbying on behalf of the rights of Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize.  His speech, entitled “Adapt, Engage or Lose,” discussed how workers and unions should respond to the changing nature of work.  The first of many to follow, we’re sure!