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Spring 2017

Features

  • 15 KEEP ON MARCHING

    FIRST BREATHE, THEN PUSH

    Nrinder N.K. Nann

    Now is the time to come together with empathy, with compassion, with love and respect.

  • 18 KEEP ON MARCHING

    Why Showing Up matters

    Andrea Addario

    Millions of us claimed the streets on January 21. Why did we do it? And what did it mean?

  • 22 COVER STORY

    GETTING DOWN TO WORK WITH A WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT COLLECTIVE

    Hillary Di Menna

    Inside Times Change — a Toronto collective that’s been alive and thriving for over 35 years.

  • 29

    THE ELEPHANT IN LABOUR’S ROOM

    Mark Brown

    Making the case for applying a labour rights model to sex work in Canada.

  • 29

    BUTTERFLY VOICES

    Alvis Choi and Elene Lam

    Migrant sex workers share their stories, their dreams, and their wishes in their own words.

  • 37

    STANDING UP FOR ECONOMIC EQUALITY

    Jan Borowy and Fay Faraday

    Precarity deepens the gender pay gap: women make up 70 per cent of part-time workers.

  • 46

    A RADICAL CELEBRATION OF LABOUR

    Melissa Keith

    The Nova Scotian workforce is ever-evolving and the Mayworks Halifax Festival is evolving along with it.

Departments

  • 6

    NOTES

    Women’s Work Union Video * 4 Directions Arts Festival Fight For $15 & Fairness * Retail Action Network

  • 9 WEBWORK

    FAB PODCASTS & FAKE CAMPAIGNS

    Derek Blackadder

    You don’t think fake campaigns exist in our trade union world? Think again.

  • 11

    OUR TIMES TALLY

    Sean Cain

    Additional income attained by Canadian women each week from working in a unionized workplace: $574 million

  • 13 CLIMATE/JUSTICE

    DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL

    James Hutt

    Sanctuary cities can offer safety and security for those who may be forced to migrate due to catastrophic climate change.

  • 42

    POETRY

    Barb Thomas

  • 44 WORKING FOR A LIVING

    WHAT’S IN A NAME

    Vivien Endicott-Douglas

    Usually the question “Were you comfortable with that?” comes after the fact.

  • 48 HAVE YOUR SAY

    STEPPING BACK TO CREATE SPACE

    Stephen Elliott-Buckley

    I’ve lived half a century and only now am I getting a true understanding of how to step back to create space for others.

  • 50 REVIEW

    NO SHORTCUTS: ORGANIZING FOR POWER

    Review by James Hutt

    Labour has been losing in recent years, argues Jane McAlevey, due to a failed theory of change.

  • 52 COMMENTARY

    BORDERS CANNOT STEAL OUR SPIRITS

    Amal Rana

    We walk each other to the bus and give each other rides. We feed each other meals and resilience.