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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?

  • Magazine

    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?

  • Magazine

    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?

  • Magazine

    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.

  • Magazine

    Everything Goes Up But Pay

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

  • Magazine

    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.

  • Magazine

    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.

  • Magazine

    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.

  • Blog

    Your Mama Wears CSA-Approved Safety Boots

    What does it say when the easiest part of the life of a mother in a neoliberal city is starting a new job in the trades?

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    Student Activism in a Union Town

    The automotive capital of Canada was once a site of militant labour organizing. Today, it’s humming with a renewed sense of activism, this time led by students.

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    Capitalist Production vs. The Earth

    Environmentalists have challenged the perceived opposition between labour and the environment, but do we need to democratize our mode of economic production to truly address the climate crisis?

  • Magazine

    What’s at Stake in the Fight for $15?

    As the fight for a $15/hour minimum wage heats up in Canada, what lessons can low-wage workers learn from the successes of the movement in the U.S.?

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    Who Wants a Universal Basic Income?

    Universal Basic Income is having a moment in the spotlight, but it’s not a straightforward win for workers.

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    Visions of a Radical Labour Movement

    For the labour movement to become a truly liberatory force, it must be grounded in our shared social struggles.

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    Making a Living on the Trapline

    With the support of a new government program, trappers are reviving the traditional economy in the Northwest Territories.