Vol.31 No.3



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FEATURE STORIES

13 AND STILL WE RISE

Seven limo drivers stood proudly as they told their story about organizing to other Asian Canadian Labour Alliance (ACLA) members gathered to celebrate precarious workers' struggles and victories.
By Jojo Geronimo

COVER STORY
20 THE MOVEMENT GROWS

After 120 days, the Quebec student strike, which started in February, has grown into a popular movement, building solidarity against the austerity agenda.
By Sam Bick and Rushdia Mehreen
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Photographs by Elizabeth Littlejohn, Fazila Amiri, Neal Rockwell and Nicolas Quiazua

30 THANK-YOU TO 2011 DONORS

A hats-off tribute to all those who were able to donate to Our Times' annual fundraising drive last year.

32 SPLIT SHIFTS AND SPINNING SOLIDARITY: LIBRARY WORKERS IN THE REAL WORLD
"People know what a nurse is, but librarians, we're always having to redefine ourselves, prove ourselves, justify our work," says library worker Mary Bissell. When Toronto's library workers walked off the job this past spring, one of the goals was to improve conditions for part-timers, of which there are many.
By Mike Smith

40 30 FOR 30 ANNIVERSARY FUND

REGULAR DEPARTMENTS

5 LETTERS

Working Class * In Response * Working Class Cont'd * Our Times Fan on Facebook * Staying in Touch

6 NOTES
Jojo Geronimo Awarded * Employers Avoid Scrutiny at ILC * Union webCampus

WEBWORK
7 LEADNOW'S GREAT LEAP FORWARD

How did Leadnow build a bridge from cyberspace commitment to meatspace action, and in so short a period of time?
By Derek Blackadder

9 OUR TIMES TALLY

Year in which Canada signed a UN declaration stating "higher education shall be made equally accessible to all": 1976
By Sean Cain

JOBS, ENVIRONMENT, JUSTICE
11 YOUNG AND OLD, TOGETHER

Don't be fooled by talk of "intergenerational theft." Younger and older workers must join together to fight the common enemy: corporate power and complicit governments.
By Mae Burrows and Donald Gutstein

29 POETRY
By Matthew Christopher Davidson

REVIEWS
39 WE ARE WISCONSIN

I defy any union-loving viewer to watch the scenes, in the documentary We Are Wisconsin, of engaged and passionate activists standing in solidarity with their fellow workers in Wisconsin, and not get emotional.
Review by Rachel E. Beattie

42 WRECKING BALL

Bruce Springsteen's latest album, Wrecking Ball, is a howl of rage at the destruction of the United States by the money changers, and a prayer for redemption badly needed.
By Brian Cook

COMMENTARY
44 UNIONS AND CITIZENS, TOGETHER

Citizen groups are taking the lead, just like they did when they formed unions generations ago. We need to get into the streets with them today.
By Stephen Elliott-Buckley

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