SUMMER 2018

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CONTENTS

FEATURES

COVER STORY
17 TRANS WORKERS ON BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE LABOUR MOVEMENT

Being a union activist helped Sebastian Trujillo navigate his transition at work. "My union was very supportive of me and my transition and what I was going through," he says.
BY REBECCA ROSE

25 TRANSGENDER RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS: A SHORT INTRODUCTORY GUIDE

How to make the union movement and the workplace safer for and more inclusive of trans workers.

29 STRUGGLE, PERSISTENCE, SURVIVAL
Mark Head was sitting on his couch watching Unsolved Mysteries, eating chips and relaxing, when he saw an old picture of himself as a child flash across the screen.
BY MIRA LEWIS

DEPARTMENTS

6 NOTES

CLiFF Celebrates 10 Years * Rally for Decent Work * Mayworks and Labour Arts

CLIMATE/JUSTICE
9 PUTTING CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE BARGAINING TABLE

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has put a bold vision on the bargaining table to address climate change and inequality.
BY JAMES HUTT

11 OUR TIMES TALLY

Rank of Canada in having the least number of annual paid holidays throughout the industrialized world: 3
BY SEAN CAIN

12 WEBWORK
Where is Social Media Going?

Getting a sense of where social media is going and what's coming for the Giant Nasties of Silicon Valley.
BY DEREK BLACKADDER

14 POETRY
IN THE DEBRIS
BY BARB THOMAS

15 OUR TIMES 2018 FUNDRAISING APPEAL

WORKING FOR A LIVING
40 LOOKING BACK ON A LIFETIME AT SEARS

I am reflecting on how our lives might have been if my mother had been treated fairly as an employee right from the early days.
BY MICHELLE BUCHANAN

WORKING FOR A LIVING
44 BETWEEN A BOOK AND A HARD PLACE

Almost no one showed up to read or study. The library was loud, rowdy, and totally out of control. It was time to change things.
BY PASCALE DUGUAY

REVIEW
44 STRANGE NEW COUNTRY

Strange New Country is Geoff Megg's riveting look at the personalities and politics active at the turn of the 20th century in British Columbia's fishing industry.
REVIEW BY LORENE OIKAWA

COMMENTARY
52 HOW NOT TO TALK TO WOMEN
(ESPECIALLY WOMEN IN POLITICS)

Don't tell women they don't understand numbers or economics or policy. Don't talk about their age, their weight, their hair or their looks at all.
BY ARCHANA RAMPURE

COVER

SEIU member Sebastian Trujillo got involved in his local eight years ago and, along with other activists in his union, has been working to make the labour movement truly inclusive of trans workers.

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Rose Ha/Photography for Social Good

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