Volume 32, Number 4
WORKERS WHO ARE MIGRANTS
The de-emphasis on seeing migrant workers as “plain old workers” has deep implications for our practice of unionism and class solidarity.
ACADEMICS IN ACTION
The chief negotiator was from the School of Business; a political scientist and a philosopher ran the strike headquarters. These were just a few of the almost 400 members of the St. Francis Xavier Association of University Teachers who went on strike this year. The lessons I learned: a negotiator’s perspective.
STANDING STRONG IN A PRECARIOUS WORLD
Young retail workers rise up to stop the City of Toronto from eliminating their statutory holidays.
GROWING UP UNION AND FEMINIST
Still active at age 87, Alice West was recently given the Rosemary Brown Award for Women for her lifetime contributions to women in the labour movement.
WORKING FOR A LIVING: TIME AND THE TASKS AT HAND
Whenever I missed my son and my parents, I worked and studied even harder so the day of my family reunion might come sooner.
A LETTER TO MY GRANDDAUGHTER
We have struggled to make a decent living and to raise our small family in the place that we love, but now we must move again.
Bicycle Ride for Workers’ Rights * A Win for Retail Workers * Equity is a Union Issue
WEBWORK: MEETING MEMBERS’ NEEDS
I can’t recall the last time I saw a campaign mailing, aimed at the public or the union’s own members, that offered to meet a need.
OUR TIMES TALLY
Estimated number of Canadians currently working as unpaid interns: 200,000.
REVIEWS: RISE OF THE WARRIOR COP
In his book Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, Radley Balko gives alarming details of how and why American police forces have been transformed into combat troops.
The NFB film Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada gives voice to dozens of articulate and knowledgeable women, and, while their testimony is disheartening at times, it is also hopeful.
COMMENTARY: SAY HELLO TO THE PAVEMENT
We need to get back into the streets, and not for 45-minute rallies.