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.
TRIBUTE TO LINDA JOLLEY (1945-2013)
By Stephen Lewis
In April of next year, a health and safety symposium is being held in Elliot Lake to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Steelworkers' wildcat strike to protest the conditions in the mines. It's truly painful that Linda will not be there.
WORKERS WHO ARE MIGRANTS
By Jojo Geronimo
Organizing migrant workers is important, but it cannot be done effectively without an understanding that global migration is a creation of global capital, whose goal is the extinction of unions and the demolition of class consciousness. Do you agree? Join the dialogue.
BANGLADESH: LEARNING THE RIGHT LESSONS
By Eric Lee
The only guarantee that workers will have a voice on the job, and that health and safety issues will be properly addressed, is an independent union in the workplace. It's time to revive the union label.
WHY SO LITTLE PUBLIC RESPONSE FROM LABOUR TO BANGLADESH'S GIANT TRAGEDY?
By Dave Bennett, with a response from Jorge Garcia-Orgales
I am writing on behalf of the Canadian Labour Congress Pensioners' and Retirees' Association to protest the weak response from the Canadian labour movement to the recent building collapse in Bangladesh, which killed over 1,100 workers.
LOOK WHO'S LYING ABOUT THE TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER PROGRAM
By Karl Flecker
Whatever Jason Kenney and Kellie Leitch may say about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and how "reforms" have improved it, the goal of the Harper government's agenda remains the same: fast track + pay less = wage suppression.