Proud, Safe and Thriving at Work
I know that I’m lucky to have found my workplace. I know that not everyone feels comfortable being themselves at work, that they are made to feel like being queer is somehow unprofessional.
A Pride Flag by the Door
How can unions contribute to 2SLGBTQ+ people feeling safe and supported at work and in their lives? A multi-year study in Windsor and Sudbury, Ontario, aims to answer just that.
The Shared Struggle Towards a Better Future
Ahead of its time and aware of its times, the Toronto & York Region Labour Council turns 150 this year. To celebrate, Our Times talks all things labour with some dynamic TYRLC activists.
The Time for Action is Now
“We need people to show up to pickets, show up to strikes, and let workers know ‘I am with you to the end.’” Mark Brown interviews Andria Babbington, the first Black woman president of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council.
Online at Our Times * CAWLS Conference & Just Transition * CLC Human Rights Panel * IWOC 2021 Conference * Letter to the Editors
Our Times Tally
* Chance that a Canadian soldier serving in the Second World War died during battle: 1 in 26
* Chance that an Indigenous student died while attending one of Canada’s residential schools: 1 in 25
Legislating Climate Accountability
Over a decade in the making, Bill C-12 sets a target of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. Taking stock of the bill’s problems and its potential.
Of Boycotts & Best Intentions
Amazon was gifted a weapon it thought potent enough to use. And it was given that weapon on a silver platter, by people who thought they were helping the good guys.
45 Passing the Torch
Catherine Macleod (1948-2021)
The writer, poet, feminist and prominent Canadian labour activist was instrumental in establishing art as integral to trade unionism.
48 Working for a Living
Giving a Voice, One Letter at a Time
At six o’clock in the morning, I commiserate silently with the other workers who rise with the Montreal sun.
50 Working for a Living
Zooming with Kids
It’s not every job that has you crawling across your kitchen floor, picking up dogs’ bones and “drinking” out of dog bowls, in front of all your co-workers and students.
Vaccination: Solidarity in Action
Remaining unvaccinated is trotted out as something as innocuous as choice in Western democracies. I find this staggering when I look at the global data about the lack of access to vaccines.