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Summer 2018

Features

  • 17 Cover Story

    TRANS WORKERS ON BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE LABOUR MOVEMENT

    REBECCA ROSE

    Being a union activist helped Sebastian Trujillo navigate his transition at work. “My union was very supportive of me and my transition and what I was going through,” he says.

  • 25

    TRANSGENDER RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS: A SHORT INTRODUCTORY GUIDE

    How to make the union movement and the workplace safer for and more inclusive of trans workers.

  • 29

    STRUGGLE, PERSISTENCE, SURVIVAL

    MIRA LEWIS

    Mark Head was sitting on his couch watching Unsolved Mysteries, eating chips and relaxing, when he saw an old picture of himself as a child flash across the screen.

Departments

  • 6

    NOTES

    CLiFF Celebrates 10 Years * Rally for Decent Work * Mayworks and Labour Arts

  • 9 CLIMATE/JUSTICE

    PUTTING CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE BARGAINING TABLE

    JAMES HUTT

    The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has put a bold vision on the bargaining table to address climate change and inequality.

  • 11

    OUR TIMES TALLY

    SEAN CAIN

    Rank of Canada in having the least number of annual paid holidays throughout the industrialized world: 3

  • 12 WEBWORK

    Where is Social Media Going?

    DEREK BLACKADDER

    Getting a sense of where social media is going and what’s coming for the Giant Nasties of Silicon Valley.

  • 14 POETRY

    IN THE DEBRIS

    BARB THOMAS

  • 15

    OUR TIMES 2018 FUNDRAISING APPEAL

  • 40 WORKING FOR A LIVING

    LOOKING BACK ON A LIFETIME AT SEARS

    MICHELLE BUCHANAN

    I am reflecting on how our lives might have been if my mother had been treated fairly as an employee right from the early days.

  • 44 WORKING FOR A LIVING

    BETWEEN A BOOK AND A HARD PLACE

    PASCALE DUGUAY

    Almost no one showed up to read or study. The library was loud, rowdy, and totally out of control. It was time to change things.

  • 44 REVIEW

    STRANGE NEW COUNTRY

    REVIEW BY LORENE OIKAWA

    Strange New Country is Geoff Megg’s riveting look at the personalities and politics active at the turn of the 20th century in British Columbia’s fishing industry.

  • 52 COMMENTARY

    HOW NOT TO TALK TO WOMEN (ESPECIALLY WOMEN IN POLITICS)

    ARCHANA RAMPURE

    Don’t tell women they don’t understand numbers or economics or policy. Don’t talk about their age, their weight, their hair or their looks at all.