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    Working With Your Hands

    The only way to survive is to make a living wage and I can’t do that unless I sell my hands, my back, and my brain as a skilled labourer.

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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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    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.

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    Working for the Weekend

    Workers have been winning decreased work hours since the Industrial Revolution, shortening the workday from 12 hours to 10 to 8. Why stop there?

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    The Midinette Spring

    Industrial Montreal was a hotbed of cheap, easily exploited women’s labour. “You’ll never organize girls,” labour leaders were warned. But Rose Pesotta was determined to try “a woman’s approach” to unionizing.

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    The Herd at the Pen

    When Stephen Harper’s government shuttered prison farms across the country without a coherent explanation, some saw an opportunity to transform them into animal sanctuaries.

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    Inside Saskatchewan’s Oil Economy

    How are workers in the oil and gas industry affected by Saskaboom’s bust?

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    Mexico’s Education Standoff

    When Mexican teachers went on strike to protest President Enrique Peña Nieto’s neoliberal education reforms, the state, backed by major financial institutions, cracked down in a bloody attempt at democratic suppression. What does the teachers’ fight signal for the future of public education?

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    The Kids Are All Right, But They Need Your Help

    The decks are stacked against young people and the last thing they need is your hate.

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    Marx Was Right

    Marx predicted that capitalists will always try to push down wages and undercut working conditions. He was right, and the working class can push back if it builds power broadly and intersectionally.

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    Everything Goes Up But Pay

    Racialized women are at the forefront of labour’s most promising campaign.

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    Regression Analysis

    In Atlantic Canada, where a succession of corporate-compliant provincial governments have created an environment conducive to scabbing and receptive to the business lobby, workers are bargaining not with employers, but with fear, fragmentation, and poor prospects for a stable future of work.

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    Accumulation by Dispossession

    Corporations are after the resource-rich land – not sustainable, fair employment.

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    Silenced

    Revisiting a book published in 1989 shows us that racialized women’s domestic labour continues to be legislated exploitation.

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    The Indigenous Nurses Who Decolonized Health Care

    Few Indigenous labour history studies, especially in the post-fur trade era, focus on Indigenous women’s work, but labour functioned as a colonial tool to strip Indigenous people of title and status. Indigenous women faced the worst moral and social regulation, racism, and sexism at work, and so Indigenous women’s labour became a site of resistance to patriarchy, colonialism, and capitalism. The history of Indigenous nurses’ organizing was especially revolutionary.

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    Growing Sustainable Forestry Alliances

    The forestry model conventionally pursued by the Canadian forestry industry has long been battering community economies, trampling Indigenous rights, and damaging forestry ecosystems, all the while empowered by colonial and capitalist legislative frameworks. Sustainable forest management is gaining traction as allied forestry workers, grassroots environmentalists, and First Nations create new models of forestry.