Fall 2020

Features

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    Excavating Narratives of Resistance

    Early Chinese Worker Militancy in BC

    Winnie Ng

    That day in 1878, the entire Chinese community in Victoria went on strike. Every shop closed its doors, and all 200 Chinese domestic workers stayed home. No shirts were ironed, no shoes polished, no meals prepared.

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    The Toronto Workers’ History Project

    Melissa Keith

    “History is us,” says Frank Saptel. “It’s our stories.” Wanting to connect a wider audience to the lesser-known stories of Canada led to the creation of this fascinating project.

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    Farm Workers, Past Policies & the Present Pandemic

    Philip Rich

    Historical processes that built on a “legacy of slavery and indentureship” still enable the conditions migrant workers are dealing with today.

Departments

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    UPFRONT

    Cambie Ruling Victory * Union Humanity Fund Outreach * Changing Work for Good * Corrections * Letters * Online at Our Times

  • 9

    OUR TIMES TALLY

    Sean Cain

    Total wealth amassed by the top twenty billionaires in Canada since the beginning of the COVID pandemic: $37

  • 11 CLIMATE JUSTICE

    Bargaining for the Common Good

    James Hutt

    Bargaining for the Common Good’s mapping tool helps workers coordinate strikes across workplaces, employers and industries to maximize their power.

  • 12 WEBWORK

    Union Hubs & Back-Up PLans

    Derek Blackadder

    Sometimes all the bad guys need to know is that the world is watching, that someone is shining a light into their dark corner.

  • 12 UNION EXCHANGE

    Building an Anti-Racist Labour Movement

    Navjeet Sidhu

    “My hope is that we start putting humanity first and start seeing each other as human beings,” says Unifor’s Christine Maclin.

  • 43 WORKING FOR A LIVING

    Mistake Proof

    Susanne Fletcher

    To outsiders, this job wore sequins. It dazzled me, too — only 22 and working on Parliament Hill!

  • 46 REVIEW

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars?

    James Hutt

    Will the future of transport be decided democratically by local residents, or by shareholders and a handful of CEOs in San Francisco?

  • 48 COMMENTARY

    Kamala Harris and teh AShes of Empire

    Archana Rampure

    Harris’ personal history reflects the global dislocations of the late 20th century far more than it reflects the nativist turn in the U.S.