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  • Magazine

    Remembering the 1919 Drumheller strike

    “Hell’s Hole,” “the Devil’s Row,” and “the Western Front” – these were the nicknames for the coal mines of the Drumheller valley. In 1919, around 6,500 Drumheller coal miners walked off the job after voting to join the radical and militant One Big Union. Nearly a hundred years later, the 1919 Drumheller strike remains one of the most famous examples of workers’ power on the Prairies.

  • Magazine

    We Won’t Back Down

    The Fight for $15 in Ontario reminds us that when employers go on the attack or cry wolf about economic crises, workers need not back down.

  • Magazine

    The Wobbly Print Project

    Artist Dylan Miner has set out to reproduce and digitize the prodigious art of the Industrial Workers of the World.

  • Blog

    Making Sense of the Unifor–CLC Split

    A disaffiliation that threatens union power in a vulnerable time.

  • Magazine

    Our Past Is Prologue

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