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Volume 31, Number 3

Features

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    AND STILL WE RISE

    By Jojo Geronimo

    Seven limo drivers stood proudly as they told their story about organizing to other Asian Canadian Labour Alliance (ACLA) members gathered to celebrate precarious workers’ struggles and victories.

  • 20

    COVER STORY: THE MOVEMENT GROWS

    By Sam Bick and Rushdia Mehreen

    After 120 days, the Quebec student strike, which started in February, has grown into a popular movement, building solidarity against the austerity agenda.

  • 30

    THANK-YOU TO 2011 DONORS

    A hats-off tribute to all those who were able to donate to Our Times’ annual fundraising drive last year.

  • 32

    SPLIT SHIFTS AND SPINNING SOLIDARITY: LIBRARY WORKERS IN THE REAL WORLD

    By Mike Smith

    “People know what a nurse is, but librarians, we’re always having to redefine ourselves, prove ourselves, justify our work,” says library worker Mary Bissell. When Toronto’s library workers walked off the job this past spring, one of the goals was to improve conditions for part-timers, of which there are many.

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    30 FOR 30 ANNIVERSARY FUND

Departments

  • 5

    LETTERS

    Working Class * In Response * Working Class Cont’d * Our Times Fan on Facebook * Staying in Touch

  • 6

    NOTES

    Jojo Geronimo Awarded * Employers Avoid Scrutiny at ILC * Union webCampus

  • 7

    WEBWORK: LEADNOW’S GREAT LEAP FORWARD

    By Derek Blackadder

    How did Leadnow build a bridge from cyberspace commitment to meatspace action, and in so short a period of time?

  • 9

    OUR TIMES TALLY

    By Sean Cain

    Year in which Canada signed a UN declaration stating “higher education shall be made equally accessible to all”: 1976

  • 11

    JOBS, ENVIRONMENT, JUSTICE: YOUNG AND OLD, TOGETHER

    By Mae Burrows and Donald Gutstein

    Don’t be fooled by talk of “intergenerational theft.” Younger and older workers must join together to fight the common enemy: corporate power and complicit governments.

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    POETRY

    By Matthew Christopher Davidson

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    REVIEWS: WE ARE WISCONSIN

    Review by Rachel E. Beattie

    I defy any union-loving viewer to watch the scenes, in the documentary We Are Wisconsin, of engaged and passionate activists standing in solidarity with their fellow workers in Wisconsin, and not get emotional.

  • 42

    WRECKING BALL

    By Brian Cook

    Bruce Springsteen’s latest album, Wrecking Ball, is a howl of rage at the destruction of the United States by the money changers, and a prayer for redemption badly needed.

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    COMMENTARY: UNIONS AND CITIZENS, TOGETHER

    By Stephen Elliott-Buckley

    Citizen groups are taking the lead, just like they did when they formed unions generations ago. We need to get into the streets with them today.