Oct 3, 2011

Why unions matter

Bruce Campbell and Armine Yalnizyan
Anti-union sentiment has accelerated since the global crisis of 2008 brought economies to their knees and left public finances in a mess.
Sep 22, 2011

Profile of displaced workers

There's an interesting new research report from Statistics Canada profiling workers who were displaced in the recent recession and comparing the outcomes to previous recessions in earlier decades.
Sep 6, 2011

Worker power in an age of uneven austerity

Steven Tufts and Mark Thomas
An 'age of austerity' now encompasses many western economies as governments launch fierce campaigns against workers to lower public sector wages.
Aug 22, 2011

Remembering Layton's best moments

Jesse McLaren
As well as leading the NDP to its recent historic election results, Layton provided a number of lessons for how opposition inside and outside Parliament can work together for peace and justice.
Aug 17, 2011

BC Hydro review

Marvin Shaffer
BC Hydro needs to be able to acquire its energy needs more flexibly and cost-effectively than what government policy allows.
Aug 9, 2011

Hochstein and the demand to cut union wages

Keith Reynolds
Last week Philip Hochstein had an op-ed in the Vancouver Province accusing municipalities of profligate spending and accusing municipal workers of being vastly overpaid.
Jul 29, 2011

Unethical oil

Jesse McLaren
Alternative posters expose the myth of "ethical oil" and argue that a green economy free of the tar sands is the only viable future for the planet and its people.
Jun 28, 2011

Unions and inequality

Andrew Jackson
A new paper by Bruce Western and Jake Rosenfeld finds that a fall from high to lower union density is associated with rising levels of wage inequality among non-union workers.
Jun 27, 2011

The Egyptian revolution: Phase two

Jesse McLaren
Phase two of the Egyptian revolution is the ongoing work to broaden political gains and connect them with social and economic demands.
Jun 22, 2011

The Egyptian revolution: Phase one

Jesse McLaren
This blog entry will focus on the first phase of the Egyptian revolution -- the 18 days that shook the world, ousted dictator Mubarak and won political reforms -- and the struggles that led up to it.
Apr 12, 2011

Canada's Colour Coded Labour Market

Grace-Edward Galabuzi tells Redeye that racialized Canadians face systemic discrimination in the workforce. Galabuzi is co-author with Sheila Block of a new report based on data from the 2006 census.
Apr 2, 2011

Activist Communique: Monday -- Up against the Temp Shop

Krystalline Kraus
Monday April 4, 2011 in Toronto: Up Against the Temp Shop: May Day Assembly on Immigrant Rights with Ai-Jen Poo (Domestic Workers' Alliance, USA), Lee Maracle, David McNally and Farrah Miranda.
Mar 5, 2011

Women in the Middle East uprising

Asia Pacific Currents
International Women's Day, news from Asia-Pacific and an interview with Melbourne-based Palestinian activist Reem Yunis about the role of women in West Asian uprisings.


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