15 NEOLIBERALISM? NO THANKS!
"I think we're at a point in time where it's particularly important that the labour and student movements learn from each other and communicate," said Canadian Federation of Students (Nova Scotia) representative, at the time, Nick Stark. A report from the Halifax panel: "Unions. Capitalism. Young Workers."
By Melissa Keith
21 THE COMMUNITY MUST BENEFIT
A labour-community coalition called the Toronto Community Benefits Network is demanding that future transportation infrastructure projects provide employment opportunities and training to residents in low-income neighbourhoods.
By James Nugent
28 RETURN TO SENDER
Victoria, BC, postal worker Frances Maher says, "I had a lady give me a hug today. She was in her 70s and was very upset. We had been talking about the new community mailboxes." The fight to save door-to-door delivery.
By Carole Pearson
36 EDUCATE! ILLUSTRATE! ORGANIZE!
"When I'm drawing I'm deeply connected to the themes I'm working on," says Graphic History Collective member Sam Bradd. "And afterwards, I understand the world around me in new ways."
By Robin Folvik
45 WRITING PICTURES, DRAWING STORIES
What does it mean to care for another person's child when your own is far away? This is one of the questions answered in the comic book Kwentong Bayan: Labour of Love, about the experience of Filipina live-in caregivers in Toronto.
By Haseena Manek
54 THE WORKERS' HISTORY MUSEUM
It doesn't have a building, but it has a big heart and a big mission. The Workers' History Museum is dedicated to the preservation of workers' history in the National Capital Region and Ottawa Valley.
By Dave Bennett
Telephone Operators' Story
10 FACEBOOK & HASHTAG HIJINKS
There is some productive fun to be had for those who are a dab hand on the tweet button. More online resources for union activists.
By Derek Blackadder
12 OUR TIMES TALLY
Percentage of Canadians who believe that the Temporary Foreign Worker Program leads to the abuse of employees: 81.
By Sean Cain
13 NO TIME TO BURY DEBATE
It is very difficult to forge unity within Canada's large and geographically diverse labour movement, especially around environmental issues. Nonetheless, we need to try.
By Teresa Healy
By Michael Meagher
58 ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN CONFLICT
Industry partners who try to influence the course of research or teaching at universities represent just one of many challenges to academic freedom that are explored in the book Academic Freedom in Conflict.
Review by Bruce Sparks
60 AGAINST COLLECTIVE FORGETTING
Too many union members and staff don't know that, for eight generations, unions have played a central role in creating a society with more justice for all.
By Stephen Elliott-Buckley