Volume 31, Number 4/5
SINGING THE GAFF
In the post-industrial urban heart of Cape Breton Island, a treasure trove of long-lost labour verses from the 1920s is enjoying new life thanks to the Cape Breton Island Protest Song Project.
LONG-TERM CARE AND LOUSY CONDITIONS
There are days where you feel sorry for residents, sorry for yourself, and mad at the system. A personal support worker’s day on the job.
WHISTLEBLOWING AS A UNION ISSUE
Every day Canadian workers speak up about workplace practices that are improper, illegal, unsafe or even dangerous to the public - at their peril.
Time for Union Renewal
If we don’t learn how to have real conversations, what is labour’s hope for effectively responding to the changing world of work, for becoming more inclusive, and for being a real agent for social and economic improvement?
Betty Jean Sutherland * Glen Harper * Bob Biderman
Pakistan Factory Deaths * New Global Federation * World Day for Decent Work * Vancouver Labour Day * Labour Film Festival * CALM’s New Website * Education Workers Under Attack
WEBWORK: LABOUR WIKIPEDIA INITIATIVE?
The portrayal of workers and unions scattered all over Wikipedia is more than occasionally problematic.
OUR TIMES TALLY
Statistical correlation found globally since 1960 between free market economics and the fostering of democracy: 0
JOBS, ENVIRONMENT, JUSTICE: HARPER’S ASSAULT ON EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
The EI Boards of Referees were one of the great success stories of Canadian labour relations, yet they are being undone.
HAVE YOUR SAY: BRING BACK THE FAIR WAGES ACT
REVIEW: BREAKING FILM BARRIERS
Shoot It! Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film examines how Hollywood got to where it is today and how filmmakers around the world are trying make the films they want to make, in spite of it.
COMMENTARY: IMAGINE: A NEW CANADA
We need to build a new future that will necessarily be different from any past we remember.