• Magazine

    The Second Crisis

    How workers on the front lines of Canada’s opioid crisis are coping – and what organized labour can do to support them.

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    Unions in Court

    How does the labour movement use the courts to advance the rights of workers?

  • Magazine

    Unions Can Be Of Our Making

    Building a humane system to organize labour and resources is an enormous task, but it’s possible and urgent.

  • Magazine

    The Precariat’s Parental Leave

    Between nursing, nurturing, and sleep deprivation, how does a freelancer making a stable living while parenting?

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    Moving Past Precarity

    The world of work has changed and the labour movement has to meet this challenge and move beyond it.

Current Issue

November/December 2017

Workers on the front lines of the opioid crisis are burning out. Challenges of earning a stable living as a freelancer while parenting. Letters between two labour movement vets. Brazilian activists rebuild a local economy after a mining disaster. Meet the workers who took on Canada’s casino giant. Is scientific labour really unencumbered? An excerpt from Robyn Maynard’s Policing Black Lives. Plus an interview with the writing contest judges, a book review and more!

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