Welcome to Between Times, an online-only feature to complement the magazine you find in your mailbox every two months. Between every issue of Our Times, watch for a specially selected online article, letters to the editor, late-breaking reviews, debate and ideas about stories in Our Times, and resources to help keep you inspired in the struggle for workers' rights and social justice.
Union Exchange: Mass Incarceration is Modern Day Slavery
By Christopher Wilson, Mojdeh Cox and Isabelle Miller
The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists builds the case that labour must join the struggle to end the mass incarceration of racialized and Indigenous people across North America and throughout the world. We cannot truly combat anti-Black racism without doing so.
POWERING UP OUR POST OFFICE
By Mojdeh Cox
When I heard that the grassroots organization Friends of Public Services was going to host an event in my hometown all about delivering community power by tapping into Canada Post's full potential, I was intrigued. This is what I learned.
BEST OF THE UNION PRESS: FRED HAHN
By Fred Hahn
Dear Pride Toronto: I am writing to you as a long-time resident of the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, a long-time Queer and Trans activist, and one of Canada's few openly gay union leaders. Please honour the commitments you made to Black Lives Matter.
BEST OF THE UNION PRESS: TERRY INIGO-JONES
By Terry Inigo-Jones
They spend every working day taking care of us during our medical emergencies, but what happens to EMS workers when they need help? Teresa Coulter, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and an artist, describes what happened to her when she hit her crisis point.
BEST OF THE UNION PRESS: NANCY KNICKERBOCKER
By Nancy Knickerbocker
When Linda Shuto started teaching in Burnaby in 1969 she never imagined she'd become a leading champion of women's rights within the BC Teachers' Federation. It started with a simple decision to ignore the rule that said women teachers had to wear skirts.