THE NEW MISOGYNY
At the dawn of the 21st century, misogyny and inequity are on the rise. It’s time for a new women’s movement.
24 COVER STORY
“When they’re not being treated respectfully at work, that’s when people want to organize and stick together,” says union organizer Tanya Ferguson.
“Union music is about the right of us, as working people, to have decent housing, jobs, food and working conditions,” says musician and singer/songwriter Faith Nolan, one of five winners of the latest Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Awards.
ONE CONVERSATION AT A TIME
We want local activists to feel confident when they reach out to union members. It’s a lot to ask our already harried volunteers that they make the time and effort to truly understand members’ concerns. Here’s a talker’s toolkit and some more great ideas along with it.
47 WORKING FOR A LIVING
PIPE DREAMS AND PASSIONS
I was only nine when my teacher introduced me to creative writing. Thirty-two years later, I am now a paid, published author.
Sisters in the Trades * Promoting Local Labour History * Unions Matter * Compensation for Rana Plaza Victims * West Coast Women Leaders
FEMINIST FUNDS & TURKERS’ GUILDS
Ever try to find a link or a comment that you’re sure you posted on a social network and have your words disappear without a trace? Could be those content scrubbers on the job.
OUR TIMES TALLY
Rank of Rwanda among countries that have the highest percentage of women in their national parliaments: 1
Rank of Canada: 61
NICARAGUA WITHOUT WOUNDS
The construction of a giant canal through Nicaragua threatens both the environment and the people.
WORKING THE SKY
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Naomi Klein makes a confession in her book This Changes Everything. At one time she, too, tried her best to avoid thinking about climate change.
BEING A BETTER ALLY
There are no alliances without humility, and there is no growth without changing unhelpful or damaging behaviours.