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Volume 32, Number 6

Features

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    LINDA JOLLEY’S LEGACY

    Stephen Lewis

    A tribute to occupational health and safety advocate Linda Jolley (1945-2013).

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    RAISING HELL IN HALIFAX

    Melissa Keith

    “We need to look at organizing our locals in the same way we look at organizing a new union,” said Tony Tracy, Atlantic region representative for the Canadian Labour Congress, and one of the workshop presenters at the lively second annual Troublemakers’ conference in Halifax.

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    PROJECT OF HEART

    Janet Nicol

    The lessons that Project of Heart teaches about Indian residential schools are not solely Aboriginal history for Aboriginal people. “It’s Canadian history,” says Charlene Bearhead, program director for the National Day of Healing and Reconciliation.

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    CAUTION! THERAPEUTIC CLOWNS AT WORK

    Terry Inigo-Jones

    If you want proof of the healing power of play, talk to Cheryl Oberg and Fif Fernandes, the only unionized clowns in Canada.

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    CHILDREN’S MEDIA & THE WORLD OF WORK

    Navjeet Sidhu

    The cartoons our children watch shape their attitudes about capitalism, presenting a favourable outlook on our current economic system.

Departments

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    NOTES

    Posters in Support of Posties * Give Everyone a Chance * Together Fairness Works * PSAC Equity Conference * Cumberland & A Conference

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    OUR TIMES TALLY

    Sean Cain

    Chance that a fast food worker in the United States receives some form of social assistance: 1 in 2.

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    WEBWORK: BOOSTING MEMBER PARTICIPATION

    Want to see if your members are paying attention? Imagine a smartphone app that connects them to their union.

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    POETRY

    Glen Downie

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    REVIEW: UNLIKELY RADICALS

    Review By Mike Heffernan

    Charlie Angus’s book Unlikely Radicals: The Story of the Adams Mine Dump War, about local resistance to a garbage dump, reads like a political thriller.

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    COMMENTARY: TAKING AIM AT MEDICARE

    Stephen Elliott-Buckley

    We still have time to block the bullet that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty fired at Medicare.