Articles Tagged ‘Labour’

  • 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.

  • Conservative Prostitution Bill: Two Steps Back

    Labour

    Last year, Canada’s Supreme Court made a landmark decision for sex workers. A major step towards occupational health and safety, the decision was lauded by advocacy organizations across North America, and hailed as a progressive move forward. Now, Peter MacKay, the Minister of Justice, has proposed legislation that would take labour rights in Canada two major steps back. Why? Because those workers are sex workers.

  • Tony Benn—educator, radical, champion of democracy

    Labour

    Labour’s longest-serving MP, who has died at the age of 88, had an unshakable belief in democracy and Labour.

  • Dreaming of What Might Be

    Illustrate! Educate! Organize! The Graphic History Collective (GHC) is pleased to announce the launch of their new comic book about the Knights of Labor in Canada called Dreaming of What Might Be: The Knights of Labor in Canada 1880–1900.

  • Beyond the Economic Crisis: The Crisis In Trade Unionism

    Discussions on the left about the economy might be summarized as warning that things are going to get a lot worse before they get…worse. This is not just a matter of the sustained attacks on the labour movement but as much a reflection of the crisis within labour.

  • Wall Street Take-Off

    On July 16, 2013, Goldman Sachs, the fifth largest US bank by assets announced its second quarter profits doubled the previous year to $1.93 billion. J. P. Morgan, the largest bank made $6.1 billion in the second quarter up 32 per cent over the year before and expects to make $25 billion in profits in 2013.

  • The Crisis of Extreme Capitalism

    For years many assumed that the smart people who ran the system and benefitted from it would find a practical way to fix it. The problem is that the solutions are all framed within an ideology that makes that extremely unlikely.

  • The Motor Force for Historical Regression or Advance

    The future lies in building bridges within and between the millions of exploited, excluded and dispossessed who have lost everything and have finally recognized that only via the class struggle can they recover their humanity and a dignified standard of living.

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