TRANS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS 14 ARE WORKERS’ RIGHTS
In 2019, Jessie Nelson was fired from their job as a server in a restaurant on BC’s sunshine coast. Then Nelson brought their case to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal.
EXPERIENCES IN OPEN BARGAINING
“Throughout the bargaining round, the local’s position at the table is hotly debated at membership meetings, so the bargaining team knows exactly what the general membership wants, and what they will ratify,” says Graeme Reniers.
LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD
To remind ourselves of the power of working people and to inspire us in the days ahead, we need only look back to the most recent International Workers’ Day.
TEACHER, STUDENT, WORKER
As the number of contract staff continues to rise, and employers incessantly push for gigification, contract academic workers are bargaining against precarity.
Letter to the Editor • International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia • CUPW Celebrates Membertou Community Hub • Archana Rampure Will Return
OUR TIMES TALLY
• Rank of Uruguay as having the highest level of labour and union rights in the Western Hemisphere: 1
• Percentage of countries throughout the world in 2021 that violated the right to collective bargaining: 79
LESSONS FROM LOS ANGELES
The United Teachers of Los Angeles’s visionary Beyond Recovery platform prioritizes both the climate and the common good.
ACTION IN THE ERA OF CONVENIENT SOLIDARITY
If the days when an overloaded inbox would scare a transnational corporation are gone, then how do we measure the success of Convenient Solidarity Actions?
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TENTING ON A RIVERBED
“What you’re looking at” — he swept his hand casually at the miles of clearcut whizzing by — “is the Bowron Cut. It’s a cut so big it’s visible from space.”
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NO WAY TO LEARN
Teachers are burning out as they try to meaningfully reach two radically different groups of students every day.
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STELLA PALMER AND THE POWER OF SENIORS
Seniors are people who can and will fight back when wronged.
LIVING IN INDIGENOUS SOVEREIGNTY
This powerful book reminds us that settlers cannot wait for our leaders to show us, or to “manage,” the way out of the mess we’ve made.
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“TIRED, ANGRY AND FRUSTRATED”
People go into nursing because they want to help people and aren’t afraid of a tough job. The problem is it’s not a tough job anymore, it’s an impossible one.