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Digital Dreams, Part 1
Unions need to fight to rebuild our own ability to
publish, teach and engage using digital tools we control.
The China Factor
Exploring China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative and a potential Canada-China Free Trade Agreement: how should we engage with a country soon to become the world’s leading economy?
The Human Cost Of China’s Belt And Road Initiative
There is major opposition to the BRI in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, where the Pakistani army is accused of massive human rights violations.
35 Have Your Say
When all actions are governed by labour legislation, which unions dutifully obey and employers cynically manipulate, it becomes more and more obvious that legalized strikes are less and less effective.
Ontario Workers Fight Back * Canada Bans Asbestos * Remembering Bromley Armstrong
An Idea To Change Our World
We have a roadmap to re-tool entire industries, retrain workers and, ultimately, to meet global climate targets. Let’s use it.
Our Times Tally
Ratio of citizens to CCTV (closed circuit television) cameras in China: 7 to 1
Estimated ratio by the year 2020: 2.3 to 1
Hack The Boss And Other Good News
Some New Zealand workers will soon be bossless. They will be taking direction, instead, from a chunk of software.
Bloody London Buildings
42 Working For A Living
I Have No Mute Button And I Must Scream
Twenty-two of us began our training together. Week by week that group dwindled. Now there are just eight.
Precarious Employment: Causes, Consequences And Remedies
An in-depth study of the forms of work that have emerged and thrived in the last 30 years shows just how we got to this place of precarity.
As The Weather Turns
The current viral strain of right-wing populism is difficult to stomach and hard to fight: What can we do to make a difference in such a divisive world?