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Summer 2016

Features

  • 14

    KILL A WORKER, GO TO JAIL

    HASEENA MANEK

    Migrant workers and the Westray Bill: the scaffolding deaths revisited.

  • 22 COVER STORY

    THE PRICE OF SUGAR

    JANET NICOL

    After working for seven years in the fields of Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, Roberto Valdivia developed a disease that is killing tens of thousands of sugarcane workers there.

  • 30

    I CAN’T WORK IF I CAN’T BREATHE

    MARK BROWN

    As the Black Lives Matter movement rises, Canada’s labour movement needs to get on board. Here’s why.

Departments

  • 5

    NOTES

    Pride at Work * Remembering Carole Pearson * BC Health Care Workers Win * Austerity vs. Just Transition First Nations Water Workers * Bully-free Workplaces Fight for 15 While Singing

  • 8 WEBWORK

    QUIDI VIDI & VIRTUAL ORGANIZING

    DEREK BLACKADDER

    When a meeting costs a worker more time than it takes them to commute from one Tuesday job to another, we need to think virtual.

  • 10

    OUR TIMES TALLY

    SEAN CAIN

    Chance that a death in a Canadian workplace results from a disease caused by exposure to asbestos: 1 in 3

  • 11 CLIMATE/JUSTICE

    HEALTHY PLANET, HEALTHY WORKERS

    JAMES HUTT

    Here’s how the labour movement can lead the fight against both unemployment and catastrophic climate change.

  • 13 TRIBUTE

    THERE’S JUST ONE WINNIE

    JORGE GARCIA-ORGALES

    When I got the email inviting me to a retirement party for Winnie Ng, I couldn’t believe it.

  • 41 HAVE YOUR SAY

    CANE AND ABLE

    MARION POLLACK

    My cane transforms people. They feel obliged to explain incredibly obvious things to me, and they often speak slowly and loudly, in very simple sentences.

  • 43 HAVE YOUR SAY

    FUTURE DISCONTINUED

    ELIA RASKY AND ADAM RASKY

    No other generation in Canadian history has experienced so much underemployment.

  • 47

    POETRY

    RUTH LATTA

  • 48 REVIEWS

    GOODWIN’S WAY

    Review by LORENE OIKAWA

    Filmmaker Neil Vokey meets the residents of Cumberland, BC, and finds their passion echoes that of legendary union organizer, Ginger Goodwin.

  • 51

    TRUMBO

    RACHEL E. BEATTIE

    Trumbo validates the courageous struggles of a voice almost silenced by McCarthyism in the 1940s and ‘50s.

  • 51 COMMENTARY

    JOKERS TO THE RIGHT

    STEPHEN ELLIOTT-BUCKLEY

    With the right wing becoming increasingly clownish, it’s time we learned more lessons from, ahem, Archie Bunker.