Vol. 34 No. 1

Feb 8, 2015



FEATURE STORIES

17 THE NEW MISOGYNY

At the dawn of the 21st century, misogyny and inequity are on the rise. It's time for a new women's movement.
By Laurel MacDowell

COVER STORY
24 WORKERS UNITE!

"When they're not being treated respectfully at work, that's when people want to organize and stick together," says union organizer Tanya Ferguson.
By Melissa Keith

31 WOMEN OF LABOUR AND THE ARTS

"Union music is about the right of us, as working
people, to have decent housing, jobs, food and working conditions," says musician and singer/songwriter Faith Nolan, one of five winners of the latest Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Awards.
By Haseena Manek

40 ONE CONVERSATION AT A TIME

We want local activists to feel confident when they reach out to union members. It's a lot to ask our already harried volunteers that they make the time and effort to truly understand members' concerns. Here's a talker's toolkit and some more great ideas along with it.
By Adriane Paavo and Barb Thomas

WORKING FOR A LIVING
47 PIPE DREAMS AND PASSIONS

I was only nine when my teacher introduced me to creative writing. Thirty-two years later, I am now a paid, published author.
By Shawna Troke-Leukert


DEPARTMENTS

7 NOTES

Sisters in the Trades * Promoting Local Labour History * Unions Matter * Compensation for Rana Plaza Victims * West Coast Women Leaders

WEBWORK
11 FEMINIST FUNDS & TURKERS' GUILDS

Ever try to find a link or a comment that you're sure you posted on a social network and have your words disappear without a trace? Could be those content scrubbers on the job.
By Derek Blackadder

13 OUR TIMES TALLY

Rank of Rwanda among countries that have the highest percentage of women in their national parliaments: 1
Rank of Canada: 61
By Sean Cain

CLIMATE/JUSTICE
14 NICARAGUA WITHOUT WOUNDS

The construction of a giant canal through Nicaragua threatens both the environment and the people.
By Teresa Healy

POETRY
23 WORKING THE SKY
By Humberto DaSilva

39 UNION
By Tanis MacDonald

45 SHIFT
By Catherine MacLennan

REVIEW
50 THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

Naomi Klein makes a confession in her book This Changes Everything. At one time she, too, tried her best to avoid thinking about climate change.
Review by Karen Cooling

COMMENTARY
52 BEING A BETTER ALLY

There are no alliances without humility, and there is no growth without changing unhelpful or damaging behaviours.
By Stephen Elliott-Buckley

 

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