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    Alberta’s summer of solidarity

    Can Alberta’s labour movement rise to the challenge presented by the new UCP government?

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    Student climate strikes are structure tests

    In the preparation for a global general climate strike on September 20 – that’s centred around a tactic that came directly out of the labour movement – where are the unions?

  • Blog

    Decentralized and data-driven

    How CUPW is bringing union advocacy into the 21st century

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    Land and labour

    Many people believe that there is an unbridgeable rift between left labour activism and Indigenous struggles. But recent events have made clear that “reconciliation” screeches to a halt as soon as it stands in the way of the accumulation of capital.

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    Where is the unions’ inspiration in the fight against Doug Ford?

    Unions are some of the only progressive organizations with the power to bring production to a halt and to stop the flow of goods and services – and they need to use their power to fight Ford.

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    Should unions say no to closed-door negotiations?

    Unions in Canada and the U.S. are throwing open the doors to collective bargaining meetings, hoping to win stronger contracts and more engaged members. Will it work?

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    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.

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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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    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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    Unions in Court

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

  • Magazine

    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.

  • Magazine

    Moving Past Precarity

    The world of work has changed and the labour movement has to meet this challenge and move beyond it.

  • Magazine

    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 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.

  • 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

    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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    Father, Son, and the Alberta Housing Boom

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

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    Women and Capitalism

    Feminism with class.