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Hans Rollmann is a writer, editor, and broadcaster based in St. John’s, NL. He’s an editor with TheIndependent.ca, a contributing editor with PopMatters, and program director at CHMR-FM, a community radio station. He has a background in labour organizing, student activism, and archaeology.

  • Magazine

    Should unions say no to closed-door negotiations?

    Unions in Canada and the U.S. are throwing open the doors to collective bargaining meetings, hoping to win stronger contracts and more engaged members. Will it work?

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    Women take on the trades

    Newfoundland is trying to encourage women to enter the professional trades. It can be a daunting challenge for a field in which women account for only 6.4 per cent of the workforce.

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    The end of the strike?

    Less than two months into their majority mandate, the federal Conservatives passed legislation that left the labour movement reeling. The Harper government’s use of back-to-work legislation to force an end to labour disputes at Air Canada and Canada Post was just the latest blow, however, to the labour movement’s most time-honoured tactic: the strike.