Summer 2020

Features

  • 16

    Dear White Sisters and Brothers

    Carol Wall

    You are receiving this letter because I believe you care, and you want to act.

  • 27

    TRANSFORMING LONG-TERM CARE IN CANADA

    Deborah Duffy

    Reclaiming the original vision of medicare can help us move beyond a broken long-term-care model.

  • 34

    A SUSTAINABLE PENSION PLAN FOR ONTARIO’S UNIVERSITY WORKERS

    Liz Cherry

    Over a decade of work by countless dedicated activists led to the groundbreaking University Pension Plan Ontario.

Departments

  • 7 UPFRONT

    THE TIME HAS COME

    Larry Rousseau

    Two things have hit Canadian society with a vengeance, and both have laid bare the anti-Black racism that exists here. There is much work to do.

  • 11

    OUR TIMES TALLY

    Sean Cain

    Percentage decline in employment for high-wage workers in Canada from February to April 2020: 1 Percentage decline for workers making less than $16 per hour in Canada during the same period: 51

  • 13 CLIMATE/JUSTICE

    CARE WORK IS CLIMATE WORK

    James Hutt

    Care work is exactly the type of employment we need to invest in as a cornerstone of a Green New Deal.

  • 14 WEBWORK

    ZOOMING IN POST-PANDEMIC TIMES

    Derek Blackadder

    What about making meetings via videoconference the standard rather than just a COVID-related exception?

  • 24 PASSING THE TORCH

    A TRAILBLAZING LIFE THAT LIT UP THE ROOM: MEGAN WHITFIELD (1968-2020)

    Mark Brown

    “Megan Whitfield was a leader who touched and changed so many lives. She commanded a presence.”

  • 41 UNION EXCHANGE

    MIGRANT WORKERS TRAINING IN AFRICA

    David Onyalo and Mary Rowles

    A new project aims to equip Kenyan workers coming to Canada with the information they need to stay safe.

  • 43 POETRY

    GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT

    Tim Fab-Eme

  • 44 BEST OF THE UNION PRESS

    BC TEACHERS SPEAK OUT ABOUT COVID-19 AND THE ANTI-ASIAN PANDEMIC

    Nancy Knickerbocker

    “With any teaching around equity and inclusion, we need to re-examine our own experience first,” says teacher Joe Tong.

  • 46 REVIEW

    BLACK WOMAN IN GREEN

    Evelyn C. White

    For Gloria Brown, “visiting the forest was like going into a dark room and having the light come on slowly to reveal a new world.”

  • 48 COMMENTARY

    THROUGH TEAR GAS AND TIME

    Archana Rampure

    Will we learn how to move past policing as the brutal and blunt tool it now is?