Youth and Work now has a Youtube channel up and running! Check it out here. Moving into video was a logical next step for the website as it's a wonderful tool to deliver information to young people about workplace law and dovetails nicely into the website's mandate of utilizing emerging forms of technology. I've been meaning to get into video for awhile now, but between school and work I'm pretty swamped these days.
The first video that I've posted is from a recent talk that I gave at Glendon College in Toronto - some lovely students invited me down and I was more than happy to oblige. The talk has two distinct parts to it. The first part covers some of the theoretical tools that I use in my current research to critically assess the regulatory structure of workplace law and youth labour markets; I run through concepts such as social location, intersectionality, intergenerational equity, and inclusive equality.
The second part of my talk explores the changes that have taken place within the economy over the past three decades and the impact on young Canadians. This portion uses trends such as globalization, the commodification of post-secondary eduction, the growing precariat class, and the rise of the knowledge economy to highlight structural problems within the youth labour market such as unemployment, stagnating wages, income inequality, and unpaid internships. The talk was titled "Precarity, intergenerational equity, and the deteriorating youth labour market in Canada" and you can take a peek at the talk here (it starts at 3:25 in):
I'm going to start using video a lot more on the website as a way to inform young people about their rights in the workplace. It might take some time, but expect a riveting Youtube channel developing in the months (I've even found a crack digital video wiz to help me in this regard). Also, if you have any ideas for video topics, please drop me a line to chat.