Feature Stories

Vol. | Issue | SPRING 2017
MAYWORKS HALIFAX: A RADICAL CELEBRATION
By Melissa Keith
What does a radical celebration of Nova Scotia working-class culture look like in 2017? The annual Mayworks Halifax Festival of Working People and the Arts offers a schedule packed with opportunities to find out.

Vol. | Issue | WINTER 2016-17
SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZING
By Melissa Keith
When a core group of member-organizers listens to co-workers and really hear what they are saying, something very positive happens for all involved, and the union is strengthened. Labor Notes gives us tools that can reverse the apathy, one worker at a time.

Vol. | Issue | FALL 2016
CONNECTING CANADA
By Melissa Keith
Postal worker and union leader Megan Whitfield says the Delivering Community Power program will allow Canada Post employees "to take back what was taken away and also make the post office greener and keep it viable for future generations." A cross-country check-up with workers, who always know best how to improve workplaces and public services — if only they were listened to!

Vol. | Issue | SUMMER 2016
THE PRICE OF SUGAR
By Janet Nicol
Chronic Kidney Disease has taken the lives of more than 20,000 sugarcane workers in Central America. A call from former sugarcane worker Roberto Valdivia for international solidarity with the workers and the undeniable need for safer working conditions.

Vol. | Issue | SUMMER 2016
CLIMATE/JUSTICE
By James Hutt
A national climate strategy holds incredible potential for the labour movement. That's why the Canadian Labour Congress teamed up with a number of environmental organizations and First Nations to deliver a proposal called "One Million Climate Jobs" to the prime minister.

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