Labour issue

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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    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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    Our Past Is Prologue

    Letters between long-time friends Aina Kagis and Barb Byers on the labour movement past, present, and future.

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    After Brazil’s Worst Mining Disaster

    How workers and activists are rebuilding their local economy in the aftermath of one of the world’s most devastating mining tragedies.

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    Casino Workers Beat The House

    In B.C.’s biggest private-sector organizing drive in nine years, workers took on Canada’s casino giant.

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    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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    Science After Harper

    Funding for basic research is declining, leaving scientists unable to work effectively. While researchers are spending more time applying for scarce and competitive grants, scientific labour is placed on hold.

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    Policing Black Lives: The Colour Line

    The history of segregated labour in Canada’s Jim-Crow era

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    Writing For These Times

    An exclusive interview with this year’s Writing in the Margins contest judges, Janet Rogers and Fathima Cader.

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    Unions in Court

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

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    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.

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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.