Summer 2019

Features

  • 19

    NEVER BACK DOWN

    MARION POLLACK

    “We are living an historic feminism,” says Josephine Kenchenten of the relentless fight by rural and suburban mail carriers for pay equity.

  • 23

    STAND UP, SPEAK OUT!

    INTERVIEW WITH SHELINA MERANI BY HASEENA MANEK

    Comedian, union activist and award-winning digital media strategist Shelina Merani breaks down stereotypes and builds bridges with her singular brand of stand-up.

  • 31

    ELDER UNION WOMEN SHARE THEIR WISDOM

    Janet Nicol

    “How a national pharmacare plan is developed has to consider that one pocket does not fit all people,” says Janice Gairey

Departments

  • 6

    notes

    OPSEU’s Coalition of Racialized Workers • Singing Our Stories

  • 11 climate/justice

    Power to the People

    James Hutt

    Climate justice is a way to address the worst inequalities and put power back into the hands of working people.

  • 13

    Our Times Tally

    Sean Cain

    Factor by which homicides against Indigenous women in Canada outpace the national female average: 7 to 1

  • 14 WebWork

    ALGORITHMS AND THE ART OF ORGANIZING

    Derek Blackadder

    When to bargain, to organize or to do just about anything unionish? There’s an app for that.

  • 16 poetry

    Dream

    MICHELLE CORNISH

  • 17 poetry

    EXTINCTION

    RUTH LATTA

  • 37 have Your Say

    Why was I a Bystander?

    Marion Pollack

    I am a strong woman, and what I had seen of Brother X’s actions made me feel uncomfortable. Why hadn’t I spoken up?

  • 38 Union Exchange

    Green is Not White

    SHANICE REGIS

    How to get more people involved in environmental justice work? Change the face of it, says activist Sarah Jama. A new workshop shows us how.

  • 41 Union Exchange

    THE HALIFAX WORKERS’ ACTION CENTRE

    Melissa Keith

    Educate, agitate, organize. Nova Scotian activists found a new centre, with a little help from their friends.

  • 43 Review

    ALL OUR RELATIONS: FINDING THE PATH FORWARD

    REVIEW BY ZABEL ASHUKIAN

    Education in Canada is the problem, writes Tanya Talaga, and the solution.

  • 46 Review

    TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION IN CANADIAN SCHOOLS

    REVIEW BY SYLVIA SMITH

    Pamela Toulouse shows us that changing how and what we teach our students allows us to be truly accountable to them.

  • 48 Commentary

    NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S WORK

    ARCHANA RAMPURE

    The model of “Nightingale nurses” was designed to change the public perception of nursing as sexually compromising work.