Winter 2017-18

Features

  • 14

    An Open Letter to our Movement

    John Cartwright

    As we struggle to find solutions to the current crisis, a vision needs to arise of a powerful, effective, inclusive union movement.

  • 17

    Reconciliation in Action

    Melissa Keith

    The Indigenous Mobilization Team is something concrete and unique that’s never been done in Canada by any union, says activist Darlene Kaboni.

  • 25 COVER STORY

    A GREEN ECONOMY FOR ALL

    Haseena Manek

    The Environmental Racism Project is helping to equip Black and other racialized trade unionists and activists with the tools they need to influence the public-policy debate over climate change.

  • 33

    THE TRUE COST OF TRADE AGREEMENTS

    ASAD ISMI

    Representatives of social movements speak of a real reign of terror Mexicans face day after day, one only exacerbated by NAFTA.

Departments

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    NOTES

    Vancouver Women’s March * Bob Haywood (1955-2018)

  • 9 WEBWORK

    FACEBOOK PHOOEY & ORGANIZING

    Derek Blackadder

    Bots for unions need to be thought through. NGOs are just a bit ahead of us on that contemplation curve.

  • 11

    OUR TIMES TALLY

    Sean Cain

    Chance that a Canadian in the workforce between the ages of 25 and 54 has a full-time, full-year job: 1 in 2.

  • 13 CLIMATE/JUSTICE

    No Fare is Fair

    James Hutt

    The largest city in the world to provide fare-free transit is Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, and results are in.

  • 40 Have Your Say

    $15 & Fairness Moving Forward

    BRUNO DOBRUSIN

    wo countries, until recently, witnessed massive increases in national minimum wages. Looking at their experiences offers insights.

  • 43 Have Your Say

    Employment & Ableism

    Melissa Graham

    We are not the problem, and neither is the minimum wage. But some critics used disabled people to make a shameful and disgusting argument against raising the minimum wage.

  • 45 Review

    FERNIE AT WAR: 1914-1919

    DONNA SACUTA

    Wayne Norton’s book is a fine example of how labour
    and popular history can be presented in an accessible and highly readable manner.

  • 47 Review

    UNIONS AND THE CITY: NEGOTIATING URBAN CHANGE

    Review by John Cartwright

    Editor Ian MacDonald has framed these stories of building better cities with a clear analysis of unions and the dialectics of renewal.

  • 48 Commentary

    DUMPING TRUMP AND TRUDEAU’S TRADE DEALS

    Archana Rampure

    Don’t believe Trudeau’s hype: free trade agreements have nothing to do with an open, welcoming society.