Feature Stories

Vol. | Issue | SUMMER 2017
MAKING THE SHIFT: CHIEF HORSEMAN'S HOPES FOR THE FUTURE
By Melissa Keith
The Alberta provincial government has announced seven new programs intended to assist Indigenous communities in reducing greenhouse gases and power bills, while growing employment opportunities. Chief Eugene Horseman is hopeful that initiatives like these will hold long-term benefits for his community and the environment.

Vol. | Issue | SPRING 2017
TIMES CHANGE: A WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT COLLECTIVE
By Hillary Di Menna
"You're important, you will find work, and we can help you." That's what people who come in the door at Times Change are told, says Pat Bird (left), who worked at the women's employment collective for 25 years.

Vol. | Issue | SPRING 2017
MAYWORKS HALIFAX: A RADICAL CELEBRATION
By Melissa Keith
What does a radical celebration of Nova Scotia working-class culture look like in 2017? The annual Mayworks Halifax Festival of Working People and the Arts offers a schedule packed with opportunities to find out.

Vol. | Issue | WINTER 2016-17
SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZING
By Melissa Keith
When a core group of member-organizers listens to co-workers and really hear what they are saying, something very positive happens for all involved, and the union is strengthened. Labor Notes gives us tools that can reverse the apathy, one worker at a time.

Vol. | Issue | FALL 2016
CONNECTING CANADA
By Melissa Keith
Postal worker and union leader Megan Whitfield says the Delivering Community Power program will allow Canada Post employees "to take back what was taken away and also make the post office greener and keep it viable for future generations." A cross-country check-up with workers, who always know best how to improve workplaces and public services — if only they were listened to!

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