2016 Fall



CONTENTS

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FEATURES

18 POWER IN A UNION

"You can't just wait for people to contact you and use you like an insurance company," says Lars Brittain, head of networking with Danish labour organization Djøf. Lessons from Denmark's labour movement.
By Haseena Manek

23 CONNECTING CANADA

Vikki Quoksister, a suburban and rural route delivery worker from the Campbell River First Nation, wants to see post office community hubs implemented in the Yukon.
By Melissa Keith

WORKING FOR A LIVING
35 Nothing to Be Ashamed Of

The fingerpicking songs don't go with busy bars, and the loud-belted blues clash with quiet cafés.
By Orit Shimoni

WORKING FOR A LIVING
38 On a Palliative Care Floor

Seeing the "what will I do without you" look on someone's face is hard on the heart.
By Serena Lee James

44 LOSING A FAMILY

The threat of an immediate shutdown at North Sask Laundry did not just hang, unspoken, over the staff. Management deliberately used it as a tactic.
By Míra Lewis

DEPARTMENTS

6 NOTES

Race Relations Awards * Stay Calm and Sing On * CLC Young Workers Report * 132 Scarves for Bill 132 * Harvesting Freedom * Unifor Anti-TPP Rally * Say No to Nestlé

WEBWORK
9 R.I.P. DIGITALLY

In not too many years a majority of Facebook accounts will have been created by and for people who have since expired.
By Derek Blackadder

11 OUR TIMES TALLY

Number of years Canada Post has been profitable since 1994: 20
Number of years Apple Inc. has been profitable since 1994: 19
By Sean Cain

CLIMATE/JUSTICE
13 TESTING TRUDEAU'S CLIMATE RHETORIC

This government is in bed with the oil and gas industry, just as cozily as Harper's was.
By James Hutt

UNION EXCHANGE
14 MASS INCARCERATION IS MODERN DAY SLAVERY

Increasingly labeled the "new Jim Crow," mass incarceration is something labour cannot ignore.
By Christopher Wilson, Mojdeh Cox and Isabelle Miller

REVIEW
48 DRAWN TO CHANGE

Austerity attacks more than the living conditions of workers and marginalized populations. It also erases history.
By James Hutt

COMMENTARY
52 FIGHT THIS NEW LIQUID WORKFORCE

There's a sexy new kind of precarious work, along with a fresh spin job aimed at selling it.
By Stephen Elliott-Buckley

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