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Fall 2016

Features

  • 18

    POWER IN A UNION

    Haseena Manek

    “You can’t just wait for people to contact you and use you like an insurance company,” says Lars Brittain, head of networking with Danish labour organization Djøf. Lessons from Denmark’s labour movement.

  • 23

    CONNECTING CANADA

    Melissa Keith

    Vikki Quoksister, a suburban and rural route delivery worker from the Campbell River First Nation, wants to see post office community hubs implemented in the Yukon.

  • 35 WORKING FOR A LIVING

    Nothing to Be Ashamed Of

    Orit Shimoni

    The fingerpicking songs don’t go with busy bars, and the loud-belted blues clash with quiet cafés.

  • 38 WORKING FOR A LIVING

    On a Palliative Care Floor

    Serena Lee James

    Seeing the “what will I do without you” look on someone’s face is hard on the heart.

  • 44

    LOSING A FAMILY

    Míra Lewis

    The threat of an immediate shutdown at North Sask Laundry did not just hang, unspoken, over the staff. Management deliberately used it as a tactic.

Departments

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    NOTES

    Race Relations Awards * Stay Calm and Sing On * CLC Young Workers Report * 132 Scarves for Bill 132 * Harvesting Freedom * Unifor Anti-TPP Rally * Say No to Nestlé

  • 9 WEBWORK

    R.I.P. DIGITALLY

    Derek Blackadder

    In not too many years a majority of Facebook accounts will have been created by and for people who have since expired.

  • 11

    OUR TIMES TALLY

    Sean Cain

    Number of years Canada Post has been profitable since 1994: 20
    Number of years Apple Inc. has been profitable since 1994: 19

  • 13 CLIMATE/JUSTICE

    TESTING TRUDEAU’S CLIMATE RHETORIC

    James Hutt

    This government is in bed with the oil and gas industry, just as cozily as Harper’s was.

  • 14 UNION EXCHANGE

    MASS INCARCERATION IS MODERN DAY SLAVERY

    Christopher Wilson, Mojdeh Cox and Isabelle Miller

    Increasingly labeled the “new Jim Crow,” mass incarceration is something labour cannot ignore.

  • 48 REVIEW

    DRAWN TO CHANGE

    Review by James Hutt

    Austerity attacks more than the living conditions of workers and marginalized populations. It also erases history.

  • 52 COMMENTARY

    FIGHT THIS NEW LIQUID WORKFORCE

    Stephen Elliott-Buckley

    There’s a sexy new kind of precarious work, along with a fresh spin job aimed at selling it.