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Volume 32, Number 3

Features

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    THANK YOU TO 2012 DONORS

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    COVER STORY:  THE MOVEMENT AND THE MESSAGE

    By Sima Sahar Zerehi

    Corporations and right-wing governments are constantly engaging in efforts to re-brand and re-frame themselves. In contrast, we in the labour movement seem resistant to change. A conversation with Trish Hennessey, Jennifer Huang, Joel Duff and Marie Della Mattia about the need for Canadian labour to better communicate with average Canadians.

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    HOW TO REVITALIZE UNION WOMEN’S COMMITTEES

    By Linda Briskin, Sue Genge, Margaret McPhail and Marion Pollack

    A conversation about revisioning and revitalizing union women’s committees, the last of three articles based on the project “Leadership, Feminism and Equality in Unions in Canada.”

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    WORKING FOR A LIVING: RECREATION CENTRE WORKER

    By Stuart Grant

    Despite our best efforts, we cannot keep everyone free from harm. But we love our work, the kids, and do the best we can.

Departments

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    LETTERS

    Weak Response to Bangladesh’s Tragedy * In Response

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    NOTES

    Our Times and CALM Awards * Adriane Paavo Joins Our Times * Lifetime Achievement Award for Educator * Workers of Colour/Aboriginal Workers Conference * Who’s Online at Our Times* UALE Labour History Walking Tours * Mayworks Halifax Book Launch

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    WEBWORK: DIGITAL DIVIDE

    By Derek Blackadder

    Do we really want to emulate corporations and cut off whole chunks of the working class from what we do just because we’re enamoured of the new media?

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    OUR TIMES TALLY

    By Sean Cain

    Chance that a new job created in Canada since 2008 has been temporary: 1 in 2

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    POETRY

    By Ruth Latta

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    HAVE YOUR SAY:  HANDS OFF THE CBC

    By Dan Oldfield

    The Harper Conservatives’ proposed legislation to supposedly make the CBC “more accountable” is a smokescreen for taking control of the public broadcaster.

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    REVIEW: DAYS OF DESTRUCTION, DAYS OF REVOLT

    Review by Mike Heffernan

    Equal parts oral-history reader, travelogue and political manifesto, this book offers a series of portraits of ordinary American people caught in the crosshairs of corporate abuse and government indifference.

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    COMMENTARY: UNTANGLING THE TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER KNOT

    By Stephen Elliott-Buckley

    The temporary foreign worker issue is wrapped up in a number of intersecting topics, including minimum and living wages, the role of the market in setting wages, immigration and job training.