Tags – Labour

  • The Herd at the Pen

    The promise of animal sanctuary on prison farms

    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.

  • Inside Saskatchewan’s Oil Economy

    An adapted excerpt from Fault Lines: Life and Landscape in Saskatchewan’s Oil Economy

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

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Marx Was Right

    Letter from the editor

    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.

  • Everything Goes Up But Pay

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

  • Regression Analysis

    Where have Atlantic Canada’s regressive labour laws left the region’s casualized, non-unionized, and precarious workers?

    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.

  • Accumulation by Dispossession

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

  • Silenced

    Talks with Working Class Caribbean Women about Their Lives and Struggles as Domestic Workers

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

  • 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.