Vol.33 No.5

Feb 7, 2015


FEATURE STORIES

15 SCHOOLED IN SOLIDARITY

BC teachers, parents and students, together, did their best to defend quality public education. Taking stock of the teachers' strike.
By Janet Nicol

COVER STORY
23 DO THE RIGHT THING

"We need to intervene in our processes of organizing, collective bargaining and political action to make them equitable," says labour educator Jojo Geronimo. A conversation about a newly launched guide to strengthening equity, for union leaders and activists.
By Haseena Manek

26 MOVING BEYOND DIVERSITY

An excerpt from Moving Beyond Diversity, Towards Inclusion and Equity: A Leader's Guide to Strengthen Unions.
By Jojo Geronimo

WORKING FOR A LIVING
32 THE UNION'S GIFT TO ME

Being part of a union enriched my life, empowered me, and inspired me to believe there is a better way.
By Doug Butler

36 MUSEUM OF A PROUD PEOPLE

Not far from the cafés of St-Denis, in Montreal, you'll find a fascinating museum devoted to labour, working-class history and community activism. Its name is Ecomusée du Fier Monde.
By Guylaine Spencer



DEPARTMENTS

5 NOTES

PSAC on Income-Splitting * CETA Threatens Workers * A Mother and Daughter Hello * UFCW Canada Denounces Bill 8 * Changing Work * 2015 AFL/CLC Winter School * Injuries Not Reported

9 OUR TIMES TALLY
Percentage of workers in Canada covered by a collective agreement: 32.
By Sean Cain

WEBWORK
10 MAKING THUNDER & LISTENING WELL

Listen up to Leadnow and release a storm of posts with Thunderclap. Another knapsack full of online resources for union activists.
By Derek Blackadder

CLIMATE/JUSTICE
13 BUILDING SOLIDARITY IN THE NORTH

If we don't actively build solidarity between labour and Indigenous movements, corporate priorities will continue to forge deep divisions between us.
By Teresa Healy

31 POETRY
By Nicholas Power

REVIEWS
41 DISPATCHES FROM THE WINNIPEG GENERAL STRIKE

Michael Dupuis' book Winnipeg's General Strike: Reports from the Front Lines uses the dispatches of 20 journalists to paint a picture of the 1919 general strike and how it was viewed.
By Cecil Rosner

43 SOLIDARITY ON THE BIG SCREEN

Pride is a fabulous film about an unlikely collaboration between queer activists and coal miners in 1984 in Britain. Cart follows a group of contract workers at a big-box store in Seoul, South Korea. Both films celebrate the power of solidarity.
Review by Rachel E. Beattie

46 FROM DEMONIZED TO ORGANIZED

In her book From Demonized to Organized: Building the New Union Movement, Nora Loreto presents to her generation the value of unions and self-organizing in the workplace.
By Shannon Devine

COMMENTARY
48 SCIENCE-DENIERS AND DINOSAURS

As climate-aware union activists, we need to spread the word that ignoring climate-change science, as some journalists do, is not acceptable.
By Stephen Elliott-Buckley

 

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