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AN INTERVIEW WITH UNION ORGANIZER TANYA FERGUSON

By Melissa Keith
"A lot of times with union organizing, it's completely underground," says Tanya Ferguson, "so people have to know all the risks involved and do all the groundwork."
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WOMEN OF LABOUR AND THE ARTS
Talking With the 2014 Min Sook Lee Award Winners

By Haseena Manek
The 30th annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts was held from May 1 to 14 in the Greater Toronto Area, and from April 30 to May 16 in Halifax. Visual arts exhibits, a walking tour, a film screening, theatre performances, concerts, and interactive community workshops were all part of the offerings. "Art is the best way to engage people," says Faith Nolan, one of six women recognized earlier this year by Mayworks for their outstanding contributions to the arts and the labour movement.

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THE PROBLEM WITH THE MIDDLE CLASS

By Frank Saptel
Middle-class people not only don't identify with working-class values, they also don't understand them. I believe you can be a bank manager and still be a working-class person. It's about understanding the issues — working people's issues.
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