PRIVATE WEALTH VERSUS PUBLIC HEALTH
We can restore our capacity to do more together if we just stop giving money away to the wealthy.
CHINA ON STRIKE
Workers at the Foxconn plant in China jumped to their deaths, while workers at Honda plants went on strike. Why now?
A COALITION IS BORN
“We are part of the labour movement and we want to be part of building a new Canada,” said Edgar Godoy as he opened the constitutional convention of the Latin American Trade Unionists Coalition.
COVER STORY: THE PERU PROJECT
I think of the brave and committed teacher activists I met this past summer in Peru, committed to fighting for public education and teachers’ rights.
COPING WITH SUICIDE BY RAIL
“A lot of guys don’t want to talk about it,” says retired railway engineer Tom Armstrong, about the devastating experience of hitting someone on the track.
UNEARTHING WORKERS’ HISTORY
Walking down that cold tunnel on Bell Island reminds me that many of the struggles mining families faced back then continue to challenge Canadians today.
WORKING FOR A LIVING: AS A WAREHOUSE WORKER
Just like dancers, we exude agility, strength, skill, speed and stamina as we crank out one order after another, together.
AS A ST. JOHN’S TAXI DRIVER
“For the most part, customers are pretty good. But there are about five per cent that think the world owes them something.” An interview with Pat Frances.
Mapping Toronto’s Labour History * Communities in Crisis * CEP and Greenpeace * G20 Public Hearings * Living Wage Movement * Ditch the Water Bottle
WEBWORK: UNIONBOOK, CLOUDS & ITUNES
Union-only social network sites have been very narrowly focussed, which may be why they are still around.
OUR TIMES TALLY
Number of Canadians who are officially unemployed: 1.4 million.
HAVE YOUR SAY: FOOD COURTS & CLASS
While food courts provide a lot of choices for some, they often reflect the limited options of others.
TALKING ABOUT ORGANIZING: RETAIL MATTERS
Fifteen years ago two young women united with their co-workers to fight for basic rights.
REVIEW: HOPES & PROSPECTS
Noam Chomsky explores American foreign policy and the problem with Obama-style hope.
60 By Stephen Elliott-Buckley
How can trade unionists embark on the challenging yet exciting transition path to community sustainability?