Welcome to Between Times, an online-only feature to complement the magazine you find in your mailbox every two months. Between every issue of Our Times, watch for a specially selected online article, letters to the editor, late-breaking reviews, debate and ideas about stories in Our Times, and resources to help keep you inspired in the struggle for workers' rights and social justice.
BEST OF THE UNION PRESS: FRED HAHN
By Fred Hahn
Dear Pride Toronto: I am writing to you as a long-time resident of the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, a long-time Queer and Trans activist, and one of Canada's few openly gay union leaders. Please honour the commitments you made to Black Lives Matter.
BEST OF THE UNION PRESS: TERRY INIGO-JONES
By Terry Inigo-Jones
They spend every working day taking care of us during our medical emergencies, but what happens to EMS workers when they need help? Teresa Coulter, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and an artist, describes what happened to her when she hit her crisis point.
BEST OF THE UNION PRESS: NANCY KNICKERBOCKER
By Nancy Knickerbocker
When Linda Shuto started teaching in Burnaby in 1969 she never imagined she'd become a leading champion of women's rights within the BC Teachers' Federation. It started with a simple decision to ignore the rule that said women teachers had to wear skirts.
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
By Tyrone Souliere
In Indian Country, First Nations have been fighting for decades for many of the same basic human needs that refugees have been fighting for.
By Christo Aivalis
It was mostly young men in the 1950s and '60s who pushed the old union guard into militant positions, and it was mostly young women in the '70s and '80s who demanded to be heard at the bargaining table, making things like parental leave, pay equity, and anti-harassment policies an increasing reality.