WINTER 2017-18

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FEATURES

14 AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR MOVEMENT

As we struggle to find solutions to the current crisis, a vision needs to arise of a powerful, effective, inclusive union movement.
BY JOHN CARTWRIGHT

17 RECONCILIATION IN ACTION

The Indigenous Mobilization Team is something concrete and unique that's never been done in Canada by any union, says activist Darlene Kaboni.
BY MELISSA KEITH

COVER STORY
25 A GREEN ECONOMY FOR ALL

The Environmental Racism Project is helping to equip Black and other racialized trade unionists and activists with the tools they need to influence the public-policy debate over climate change.
BY HASEENA MANEK

33 THE TRUE COST OF TRADE AGREEMENTS

Representatives of social movements speak of a real reign of terror Mexicans face day after day, one only exacerbated by NAFTA.
BY ASAD ISMI

DEPARTMENTS

6 NOTES

Vancouver Women's March * Bob Haywood (1955-2018)

9 WEBWORK
FACEBOOK PHOOEY & ORGANIZING

Bots for unions need to be thought through. NGOs are just a bit ahead of us on that contemplation curve.
BY DEREK BLACKADDER

11 OUR TIMES TALLY

Chance that a Canadian in the workforce between the ages of 25 and 54 has a full-time, full-year job: 1 in 2
BY SEAN CAIN

CLIMATE/JUSTICE
13 NO FARE IS FAIR

The largest city in the world to provide fare-free transit is Estonia's capital, Tallinn, and results are in.
BY JAMES HUTT

HAVE YOUR SAY
40 $15 & FAIRNESS MOVING FORWARD

Two countries, until recently, witnessed massive increases in national minimum wages. Looking at their experiences offers insights.
BY BRUNO DOBRUSIN

HAVE YOUR SAY
43 EMPLOYMENT & ABLEISM

We are not the problem, and neither is the minimum wage. But some critics used disabled people to make a shameful and disgusting argument against raising the minimum wage.
BY MELISSA GRAHAM

REVIEW
45 FERNIE AT WAR: 1914-1919

Wayne Norton's book is a fine example of how labour
and popular history can be presented in an accessible and highly readable manner.
BY DONNA SACUTA

REVIEW
47 UNIONS AND THE CITY: NEGOTIATING URBAN CHANGE

Editor Ian MacDonald has framed these stories of building better cities with a clear analysis of unions and the dialectics of renewal.
BY JOHN CARTWRIGHT

48 COMMENTARY
DUMPING TRUMP AND TRUDEAU'S TRADE DEALS

Don't believe Trudeau's hype: free trade agreements have nothing to do with an open, welcoming society.
BY ARCHANA RAMPURE

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