Feature Stories

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.

Vol. | Issue | SPRING 2016
CROSSING A DIGITAL PICKET LINE
By Melissa Keith
While they remain on the picket line outside the Chronicle Herald building, experienced Herald journalists and editors like Frank Campbell are still practising their craft, but they're contributing their work to the online news site, Local Xpress, instead.

Vol. | Issue | SPRING 2016
IF I HAD MY WAY
By Winnie Ng
lt is not uncommon in labour education settings that, when race and gender are being discussed, someone will raise the issue of class as a corrective, or as a way to reinsert their own voice as the centre of attention. The implication here is that class war is universal, but race, gender, abilities, faith and sexuality are only identity politics.

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