Good Green Jobs for All
Remember when protecting our ecosystems supposedly meant more unemployment? As a growing coalition of labour and green activists illustrates, those days may be numbered.
Battle of Seattle and Beyond
Ten years ago 3,000 Canadians boarded buses in Vancouver to cross the American border and add their voices to the protests against the World Trade Organization.
Strike! The Musical
“My three favourite things are music, theatre and history, all of which I am able to incorporate in musical theatre based on historical events.” An interview with Danny Schur.
The Forestry Crisis and Public Policy
Just as Aboriginal people were cast as the “vanishing race” of the 19th century, industrial workers are now presumed to have been left behind by Richard Florida’s “ticking clock” of history. But it’s really a question of power and public policy.
Good Neighbour Protocol * Police Incited Violence
Honouring Gil Levine * LabourStart Photo of the Year
Our Times Tally
Year in which labour unions in Canada became legal: 1872
Webwork: Texting and Waving
We all have mobile phones, no? So why aren’t unions using them more?
Working History: The Missing Art of Obits
Working people’s obituaries have all but disappeared from our mainstream newspapers.
Reviews: Classic Protest Songs
One highlight of the recently released Folkways CD is a recording of Woody Guthrie singing his song “Jesus Christ,” which casts Jesus as a revolutionary working-class hero.
Workers Leaving the Factory
On a sunny day in 1895, the employees of the Lumiere Electric Factory walked out at the end of their shift and into cinematic history. A co-presentation by Media City and the Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario.
Commentary: A Tribute to Gil Levine
On November 16, 2009 the Canadian labour movement lost one of its best organizers and sharpest intellects.