Articles Tagged ‘Labour’

  • Maude Barlow: Harper won’t be PM after the next election

    Canadian Politics

    Council of Canadians Chairperson Maude Barlow predicts that Stephen Harper will cease to be Prime Minister of Canada following the federal election that is expected this October.

  • Alberta: NDP wins… now let’s organize!

    Canadian Politics

    Albertans don’t have to repeat the mistakes and duplicate the experiences of the NDP in Ontario and Nova Scotia where one-term governments were not pushed by movements on the ground, eventually turned rightward and introduced anti-worker legislation, and were then ousted by the some of the country’s most radical anti-labour right-wing governments.

  • There is Power in a Union: Pride

    Pride is a must-watch film, for several reasons. Though it downplays the LGSM’s overtly socialist politics and rounds the rough edges of class struggle, Pride nevertheless illustrates the important possibilities forged through collective action and solidarity.

  • Low-Wage Workers’ Struggles Are About Much More than Wages

    Labour

    When fast-food workers first took the streets in New York City in November 2012 to protest for higher wages and a union, no one could have imagined how successful the campaign would be.

  • ‘There is no Alternative Unless We Build One’: Reinventing Socialist Politics

    Socialism

    We now know well that the transition from private to state property alone does not lead to workers’ power and self-government. Socialists have built different types of parties since the Manifesto was written. These are all part of the left history, of failures and defeats, of resistances and victories.

  • Lifting Up Low-Wage Work: Global Perspectives

    Labour

    Low-wages are increasingly a problem for workers in many parts of the world. In the past two years, wages have remained flat in most wealthy countries and in others, average wages are still below the levels of pre-financial crisis. What do we know about the impact of minimum wage and living wage laws?

  • Austerity Strangles Ontario: the TA strikes in Context

    Education

    Bringing together these strikes with the burgeoning OPS contract fight, and showing up at OPSEU’s numerous rallies and info pickets, Ontario workers can begin to build some real solidarity and power capable of taking on the Liberals.

  • Here We Come A-Picketing! Christmas Carols, Class Conflict, and the Eaton’s Strike, 1984-85

    Labour

    By mid-December, the holiday shopping season is usually in full swing for Canadian retailers. Thirty years ago, however, several Eaton’s department stores in southern Ontario were experiencing a different type of holiday hustle and bustle: Eaton’s workers were on strike.

  • Dining Out in Dinkytown

    Labour

    If you are in Minneapolis, after a hard day’s night, the place to go for a morning pick-me-up is Al’s Breakfast. Or so I was informed. Being in the Twin Cities in mid-July, I made my way to the legendary AM eatery, located in the heart of Dinkytown, the neighbourhood adjacent to the University of Minnesota where Al’s is located.

  • Can We Defend Our Pensions Without Challenging Financialized Capitalism?

    Labour

    Unrelenting employer attacks on workplace based pension plans are intensifying, and the struggle to defend them is becoming more challenging right across the country.

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