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2014/2015

Features

  • 15

    WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD WORKERS

    Carole Pearson

    A legal advocacy project in BC helps non-unionized workers fight unjust employment practices.

  • 20 COVER STORY

    THE GOOD JOBS SUMMIT

    Guylaine Spencer

    The recent summit in Toronto launched a conversation about where good jobs will come from for the next generation. It brought together an unusual mix that included students, labour leaders, business leaders, community activists, and politicians. Here’s what four young participants had to say about what a good job means to them.

  • 26

    A IS FOR ACTIVIST

    Melissa Keith

    “We have to work to change the world we live in, as a way of building a bigger vision and a better society,” says Kyle Buott, president of the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council, and secretary-treasurer of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour.

  • 35 PASSING THE TORCH

    TRIBUTE TO JIM BIROS (1948-2014)

    Robin Breon

    With the death of Jim Biros on September 19, 2014, at the age of 66, Canada lost a fierce partisan of the arts.

Departments

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    NOTES

    Min Sook Lee Awards * Buy Bottles Not Cans * Stop Privatizing Health Care * Songs of Work and Protest * Online at Our Times * We Deliver Canada * BC Labour History Plaques * PSAC Ontario’s Young Worker Committee

  • 9 WEBWORK

    GOLD FARMS & THE SUM OF STARBUCKS

    Derek Blackadder

    More rants and raves about online resources for union activists by Our Times’ resident webhead.

  • 11 HAVE YOUR SAY

    MAKING ALLIANCES

    Carol Baker

    Knocking down the barriers to building solidarity between unions and community groups.

  • 12 HAVE YOUR SAY

    PAY US FOR THE WORK WE DO

    Christo Aivalis

    My response to the governor of the Bank of Canada, who believes jobless youth should work for free.

  • 33

    POETRY

    Andrew Vaisius

  • 38 REVIEW

    HARPERISM & DISMANTLING DEMOCRACY

    Review by Karen Cooling

    In his new book, Harperism, Donald Gutstein gives a chilling account of how Stephen Harper has changed our country.

  • 40 COMMENTARY

    UNIONS MEET WORKER CO-OPS

    Stephen Elliott-Buckley

    I believe the labour movement needs to actively embrace worker co-ops. I know I have.