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A IS FOR ACTIVIST

An Interview with Kyle Buott

By Melissa Keith
By expanding the range of issues they address, unions not only speak to a larger and more diverse audience — they also become more sustainable. Kyle Buott notes it's not uncommon for community-based activists who aren't union members to later find themselves employed in unionized workplaces.
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Migrant and Canadian Workers Forge Solidarity

By Claire Mummé, Chris Ramsaroop and Melisa LaRue
There are few reported instances of alliances between migrant workers and Canadian workers, and of thinking about how the two groups could come together. In June of 2014, an opportunity arose to do just that in the Windsor-Essex region of Ontario.
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Unpaid Internships Promote Inequality

By Christo Aivalis
"If your parents are letting you live in the basement, you might as well go out and do something for free to put the experience on your CV." So says Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada. His understanding comes from the place of privilege that an annual salary of $434,000 provides.
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