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THE UNION'S GIFT TO ME

By Doug Butler
"We drove to Windsor to support a group of taxi drivers asking for fairer compensation and safer working conditions. We went to Sudbury to march with mine workers resisting concessions being demanded by the rich corporate mine owners. Being part of a union both enriched my life and empowered me," recounts Doug Butler.

His story is the latest instalment in one of Our Times' longest-running and best-loved series, Working for a Living. We've long believed workers strengthen the movement — and each other — each time we tell our own stories, so please join us and share your work experiences. Writing may be something you truly adore or something you've never really tried before — either way, we'd love to hear from you. Now, back to Doug:
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Migrant and Canadian Workers Forge Solidarity

By Claire Mummé, Chris Ramsaroop and Melisa LaRue
There are few reported instances of alliances between migrant workers and Canadian workers, and of thinking about how the two groups could come together. In June of 2014, an opportunity arose to do just that in the Windsor-Essex region of Ontario.
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Unpaid Internships Promote Inequality

By Christo Aivalis
"If your parents are letting you live in the basement, you might as well go out and do something for free to put the experience on your CV." So says Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada. His understanding comes from the place of privilege that an annual salary of $434,000 provides.
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