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April-May 2009

Features

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    LEO MCKAY AND DAVIS DAY

    By Melissa Keith

    Murdered miner Bill Davis is still honoured in parts of Nova Scotia on June 11 for good reason,says Leo McKay.

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    THE LONG ROAD TO JUSTICE

    By Kristin Schwartz

    June 1, 1983 was a momentous day for injured workers in Ontario, who continue to fight for justice and dignity.

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    COVER STORY: LAID OFF AND LOOKING AHEAD

    By Valerie Dugale

    With no warning, Progressive Moulded Products threw 2,400 mainly immigrant workers out onto the street. And they’ve been fighting back ever since.

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    BARGAINING IN A RECESSION

    By Armine Yalnizyan

    There are three contexts that will shape how we emerge from this recession: the economy, trade unionism, and feminism.

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    WORKING FOR A LIVING: HEALING PART I

    By Mike Heffernan

    I was known as a hard worker, someone they used to ask for. Not any more. My face is gone and my hands and arms are badly burned.

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    NOTES

    Highlander/LEC Project * Save Our Severance * Live-In Caregiver Update Labour’s Solutions * CBC Cuts

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    OUR TIMES TALLY

    By Sean Cain

    Chance that a Canadian worker is “somewhat” or “very concerned” about losing their job this year: 1 in 4

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    WEBWORK: OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE

    By Derek Blackadder

    Open Source Software is free, and feature-filled. Use it!

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    WORKING HISTORY: THE TEMPLE OF LABOUR

    By Ken Clavette

    “The heritage from the Winnipeg General Strike is of fundamental importance to modern Canada,” says Victor Rabinovitch, president of the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

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    POETRY

    By Jorge Antonio Vallejos

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    REVIEW:  RIG: AN ORAL HISTORY

    Review by Jamie Baker

    Mike Heffernan’s book, Rig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster, is not another book by an arm’s-length author.

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    COMMENTARY: RAINBOW ALLIANCE

    By Nrinder N. K. Nann

    We have before us a once in a lifetime opportunity to not only create alliances between blue and green, but also the black, white, red, yellow, and brown.