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    The gendered labour of social movements

    The actual work of social movement building is always disproportionately borne by women and queer people.

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    Quebec’s Movement for Economic and Environmental Justice

    Quebec’s social movements are working to wed anti-austerity politics with climate justice.

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    Forget Andrew Coyne, Alberta still needs to raise the minimum wage

    The struggle for a higher minimum wage isn’t just about poverty reduction – it’s about building worker power.

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    Reflecting on injury and stolen wages at work

    Non-union construction work involves calculations no one should have to make.

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    A note to Alberta’s grassroots about NDP governments

    Alberta’s grassroots must carve out critical distance from the NDP.

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    Exploitation at First Nations University of Canada

    Sessional instructors at FNUniv, a federated college of the University of Regina, are paid less than other sessionals at the U of R.

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    Father, Son, and the Alberta Housing Boom

    Critical reflections on life and labour in the home building trades.

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    Inside and Outside of Labour

    A left without militant organized labour is all protest with no real leverage.

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    “How Do I Get to Work There Too?”

    Most of what Canadians read and hear about the temporary foreign worker program (TFWP) originates in Canada and comes from politicians, employers, and professional commentators. Alex Felipe offers a view from the Philippines and calls for a new internationalism.

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    Women and Capitalism

    Feminism with class.

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    Charting a Labour Movement in Crisis

    A series of infographics.

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    Robots, Migration, and the Future of Work

    Technology and mobility should free us from drudgery, not throw us into competition for dead-end jobs.

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    To Profit from Prisons

    The worker response to the Saskatchewan Party’s piecemeal approach to dismantling the public sector.

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    The Peoples’ Social Forum

    What is the historic gathering of activists and organizers meant to achieve?

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    After Mondragon

    On the relevance of co-ops in the neoliberal era.

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    “Our only refuge”

    In the wake of the economic meltdown of 2008, what does unemployment teach us about who we are and what our lives mean?

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    This post office belongs to everyone

    If the post office belongs to everyone, then this is a call to action, a collective opportunity in the making.

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    From the ground up (part two)

    What is the relation between organized labour, social movements, and electoral politics?

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    Passion capitalism on campus

    Last year, Ryerson University, where I teach, won a Passion Capitalist Award. When I first saw this posted on the university website, I thought the Ryerson public relations machine might be dabbling in satire. Sadly, this was real.

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    Against nostalgia

    Of the dozens of generally crappy jobs I’ve held since my teens, only two have been at union shops. That’s two more union jobs than most people under 35 have had.