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Spring 2016

Features

  • 14 WORKING FOR A LIVING

    HAVING A HAIRY DAY IN YOUR WORLD

    SUZANNE KILROY

    I’m selling Megaphone magazine in the Woodward’s atrium. My feet are wet, my jacket’s kind of soaked, and most of my papers are dry.

  • 24 ACROSS GENERATIONS

    BUILD THE MOVEMENT AND MEET THE FUTURE

    Interviewed by YOLANDA MCCLEAN

    “People won’t act if they don’t feel supported. They won’t connect or dedicate for the cause if they don’t feel someone’s behind them,” says Laurie Antonin.

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    IF I HAD MY WAY

    WINNIE NG

    If I had my way, equity training would be mandatory for all union leadership, twice a year.

  • 36

    OUR SISTERS WERE THERE

    JANET NICOL

    Vancouver and District Labour Council president Joey Hartman uncovers the hidden histories of BC’s women workers.

  • 42

    DOMESTIC ABUSE AND THE WORKPLACE

    MELISSA KEITH

    Supportive family and friends are invaluable. So is structured programming in the workplace to address domestic violence. Beginning with building general awareness, the CLC and unions are working to develop just that.

Departments

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    NOTES

    Make Women Count * BLM Tent City * Support Chronicle Herald Workers * Barb Byers Awarded Order of Canada * A Sister’s Jubilation * Min Sook Lee & Labour Arts Awards

  • 11 WEBWORK

    TWEETS AND TWOBBIES

    DEREK BLACKADDER

    First a flash flood, then a drought — some of you, way too many of you, are still clustering your tweets. You know who you are.

  • 13 PASSING THE TORCH

    CAROLE PEARSON (1952-2016)

    LORRAINE ENDICOTT

    With the passing of West Coast journalist Carole Pearson, the labour movement has lost a great writer who cared deeply for workers and the challenges we face.

  • 17

    OUR TIMES TALLY

    SEAN CAIN

    Chance that a refugee or displaced person throughout the world is a woman:
    4 in 5.

  • 19 HAVE YOUR SAY

    GENDER PAY GAPS & BETTER RESEARCH

    ISHANI WEERA

    Better research practices can end the exclusion of millions of women from data that inform policy advocacy.

  • 32

    POETRY

    NASHWA KHAN

  • 49 REVIEW

    CRACKED

    Review by ANDREA ADDARIO

    Having been a telephone operator herself, Joan M. Roberts has great respect for the women whose story she tells in her book Cracked: How Telephone Operators Took on Canada’s Largest Corporation . . . And Won.

  • 52 COMMENTARY

    SEVEN TIPS FOR FEMINIST MEN

    STEPHEN ELLIOTT-BUCKLEY

    Seed your life with feminist inspiration. Raise feminist sons. Be quiet.