IN THEIR OWN WORDS… A CONVERSATION WITH THE McINTYRE POWDER PROJECT MINERS
The McIntyre Powder Project miners will be featured in an international online (Zoom) event on Sept 8, 2022. They will be speaking about life underground, inhaling McIntyre Powder, the “light duty program” that sent injured workers back to work or paid them to stay home to avoid filing compensation claims, concerns with the radiation dosimeter and chest x-ray monitoring programs, and more!
ALL ARE WELCOME TO REGISTER for this event and listen to the stories of these mine workers. This is a rare opportunity to hear miners speak about their working conditions, life underground, and what it was like for them to inhale McIntyre Powder aluminum dust.
TO REGISTER: Click on the “Sept 8 Zoom” link under the “Links” tab of the McIntyre Powder Project website and follow the instructions to order a ticket for the event from Eventbrite.
NOTE: The Sept 8th session is being recorded. Anyone who registers for the event will receive an email link to a copy of the recording once it is available, following the event.
IMPORTANT!! We invite any McIntyre Powder-exposed miner or worker to join in with the McIntyre Powder Project, New Solutions Journal staff and your fellow miners to speak, comment, or share your story during the online event. In addition to registering with Eventbrite, you will also need to contact Janice Martell (McIntyre Powder Project founder) ahead of time, so that we can send you a speaker’s Zoom link. Please contact Janice at 1-800-461-7120 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Help is available if you don’t know how to use Zoom or how to register. Contact Janice for assistance.
DATE: Thursday, September 8, 2022
LENGTH: This is a 90-minute (1.5 hours) session, with 60 minutes of conversation, and then 30 minutes of Questions & Answers from the audience. This is an international event, so the start time will vary depending on your time zone (check list below).
START TIME: 1 p.m. Eastern (eastern and northern Ontario, New York, etc.)
Check your time zone for start times. Some examples are below.
10 a.m. Pacific (British Columbia, California, etc.)
11 a.m. Mountain (Edmonton, Alberta)
11 a.m. Central Standard Time (Regina, Saskatchewan)
12 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time (Kenora, ON, Winnipeg, Manitoba)
2:00 p.m. Atlantic
2:30 p.m. Newfoundland
COST: Donation-based. [FREE for McIntyre Powder Project mine workers]. Donations are in US dollars and the suggested donation is $20.
[Donations will cover the cost of the event, allow affected miners to attend at no cost, and the remaining proceeds will be used by New Solutions Journal to fund open access fees for their "Voices" articles so that other workers' voices around the world are heard.]
HOW TO REGISTER:
1. Click on the Eventbrite link (see “Sept 8 Zoom” under “Links” on this website) and follow the instructions on screen to register.
2. You will be sent a confirmation email from Eventbrite that you are registered, with a link to join the event on Sept 8th.
3. This will allow you to watch and listen to the Sept 8th event on your computer/tablet. It will not allow you to speak at the event (see step 4 below), although you can type in questions or comments in the “Chat” feature of Zoom during the event.
4. In order to be able to speak at the event, McIntyre Powder Project miners and mine workers need to contact Janice Martell to confirm that they want to be able to participate in the conversation. You will be sent a Zoom "speaker's link" for the event. We are also holding a practice Zoom session on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 1 p.m. (Eastern time) for the miners to get familiar with Zoom and meet your fellow mine workers who will be taking part in the Sept 8th discussion.
Please join McIntyre Powder Project Founder Janice Martell at Injured Workers Day - June 1, 2017 in Toronto. Schedule of events is below. Janice will be speaking at the Rally, following the march from Queen's Park to the Ministry of Labour Head Office. Janice will also be one of the panelists at the 2 p.m. event at OCAD auditorium.
Injured Workers’ Day 2017 Schedule of Events
· May 31st, Dinner at 7pm, Vigil at 8pm
Overnight Vigil at Queen’s Park
Cultural showcase to celebrate the resilience of injured workers, featuring music, poetry, storytelling, and satire. Led by the Women of Inspiration Injured Worker Group.
· June 1st 11:30am, Queen’s Park
WORKERS’ COMP IS A RIGHT! INJURED WORKERS’ DAY RALLY & MARCH
Despite the epidemic of precarious, unsafe, and toxic work, the WSIB is more concerned with its own bottom line than with protecting the well-being of injured workers. We need to come together and demand our right to compensation. Join us on the streets!
· June 1st, 2:00pm, OCAD Auditorium (100 McCaul St., room 190)
Fighting Back Against Unsafe and Toxic Work
A panel discussion featuring workers who are organizing in different sectors but on similar issues. We aim to open a conversation on how we can connect our organizing efforts and bring together a powerful, worker-led front for safe work and full compensation. Featured speakers include:
o Janice Martell – Founder of the McIntyre Powder Project
o Sue James – Retired worker from the Peterborough GE factory
o Heather Neiser – Healthcare worker and anti-workplace violence activist with OCHU
o Len Elliott – OPSEU executive member and Health & Safety advocate