Feb 7, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
By Nicholas Power
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
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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