Volume 32, Number 6
LINDA JOLLEY’S LEGACY
A tribute to occupational health and safety advocate Linda Jolley (1945-2013).
RAISING HELL IN HALIFAX
“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.
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.
CAUTION! THERAPEUTIC CLOWNS AT WORK
If you want proof of the healing power of play, talk to Cheryl Oberg and Fif Fernandes, the only unionized clowns in Canada.
CHILDREN’S MEDIA & THE WORLD OF WORK
The cartoons our children watch shape their attitudes about capitalism, presenting a favourable outlook on our current economic system.
Posters in Support of Posties * Give Everyone a Chance * Together Fairness Works * PSAC Equity Conference * Cumberland & A Conference
OUR TIMES TALLY
Chance that a fast food worker in the United States receives some form of social assistance: 1 in 2.
WEBWORK: BOOSTING MEMBER PARTICIPATION
Want to see if your members are paying attention? Imagine a smartphone app that connects them to their union.
REVIEW: UNLIKELY RADICALS
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.
COMMENTARY: TAKING AIM AT MEDICARE
We still have time to block the bullet that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty fired at Medicare.