HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAYWORKS!
This year Toronto’s Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts celebrates its 25th anniversary, and continues its ever-popular special events coordination.
MAKING A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
Thanks to the workers at the Portland Hotel Society and Insite, people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside are receiving the support they need in order to try to turn their lives around. A photostory.
THE STORY OF 61 WORKERS
Sixty-one employees of Cadillac Fairview, a real estate developer in Toronto, lost their jobs after more than eight months on the picket line. Ironically, the teachers’ pension plan owns the company that issued the terminations. The teachers weren’t happy.
ORDEN DE MAYO
“We will show the Junta and the Canadian government that working people speak the same language even when they live thousands of miles apart,” said Enrique Tabak in 1979. “We have our picket line ready.”
Viva la Causa! * Labour Video of the Year * Chilean Workers Losing Jobs * News About China’s Workers * Ontario’s Minimum Wage Win * 350.org Support * Congrats to a Poet
OUR TIMES TALLY
Chance that an unemployed person in Canada today isn’t collecting unemployment insurance benefits: 1 in 2
WEBWORK: LABOURSTART CONFERENCE
As I write this we’re in the early planning stages for our first-ever open-to-all global solidarity conference. Hope we see you there.
REVIEW: IN AND OUT OF THE WORKING CLASS
In and Out of the Working Class examines the various ways that working-class people understand and engage with the world. A review of Michael Yates’ book.
COMMENTARY: OUR PAST IS OUR FUTURE
By focussing our political will, like unions did before, we’ll have the capacity to engage our communities and help people see their interconnectedness.