Let’s Talk about Police in Our Unions
An Abolitionist Approach to Decent Work for All
In Let’s Talk about Police in Our Unions author Ryan Hayes takes a critical look at the place of law enforcement officers in the Canadian Labour Movement. In the chapter, Hayes discusses issues such as the protection of Black and Indigenous lives, community safety, and the recent issues with the 2018 entry of RCMP employees into the Canadian Union of Public Employees or CUPE. The chapter also highlights the historic and continued role of police in our society as fundamentally anti-Black, anti-Indigenous, and anti-worker as they protect and serve the interests of the ruling class.