SOLIDARITY IN HARD TIMES
The Toronto and York Region Labour Council recently called a union stewards assembly and 1,600 stewards showed up, reflecting just how worried people are.
COVER STORY: UNION GROWN
“They know that unionization is their only chance to have respect at work,” says Lucy Luna, union organizer and coordinator of the Agriculture Workers Alliance centre in Abbotsford, B.C. Agricultural workers across Canada continue to fight for representation.
TALL TALES & TRUTHS
“Folklorists seek out stories and experiences from ordinary people who are not often asked for their stories or opinions,” says Diane Tye of Memorial University in Newfoundland.
BLOODY DOMINION DAY
I sensed something was missing. Where was the photograph of the RCMP on horseback, obstructing the trekkers’ ambitions to ride the rods to Ottawa?
WORKING FOR A LIVING: HEALING PART II
When he called and said there had been an accident, I had no idea he had been burned. “I’m all right,” he said. “I’m going to be airlifted to the hospital.”
Labour History * Labour in Art
Drive to Work Caravan * Forestry Workers’ Day
Solidarity with Auto Workers * Green Street * Fix EI Now * HSA Magazine Wins
WEBWORK: UNION BLOGS
Serious, topical content is why I mention Larry Hubich’s blog, and why it’s used as a source by the mainstream media. That’s what works.
OUR TIMES TALLY
Ratio of wealth of the richest 10% of families in Canada to that of the poorest 10%: 82 to 1
REVIEW: PATHS TO A JUST SOCIETY
Judy Rebick has been asking inconvenient questions for as long as I have known her. A review of the book Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political.
COMMENTARY: ART AS ACTIVISM
A friend warned me that becoming a full-time organizer would mean the inevitable death of my artist self.