Labour - Unions

Sarah Jaffe, In These Times
Shorter work week

Apr. 3, 2024

The Fight For Shorter Hours Can Unify Workers Everywhere.

The United Auto Workers won many of their demands in their groundbreaking, six-week strike in 2023, but one of them — despite not making it into their new contracts with the Big Three automakers — has the potential to radically shift organized labor’s priorities and unify an often fractious movement in ways not seen in decades.

Richard Fidler
bus lane photo - from

Mar. 20, 2024

Free Transit Ottawa (FTO) organized a public meeting on March 18 on the theme “Fighting Climate Change: Beyond the Carbon Tax.”

The event was cosponsored by a range of local climate-justice movements: Ecology Ottawa, Horizon Ottawa, Justice for Workers, Fridays for Future and CAWI (City for All Women Initiative).

Thomas Fuller
Even on a gray winter’s day, the Eiffel Tower stands out from the balcony of the new Îlot Saint-Germain public housing development in the Seventh arrondissement. The apartment’s resident, Marine Vallery-Radot, is among hundreds of thousands of Parisians living in public housing.Credit...Alex Cretey-Systermans for The New York Times

Mar. 17, 2024

One quarter of residents in the French capital now live in government-owned housing, part of an aggressive effort to keep lower-income Parisians — and their businesses — in the city.

Thomas Fuller, a former European Union and Paris correspondent, returned to the French capital to interview public housing tenants and officials from Paris City Hall.

Gavin McGarrigle, Scott Lunny and Kelly Johnson
Halting the export of raw logs and adding value-added manufacturing in BC is one step to preserving jobs and strengthening communities. Photo by David Stanley via Flickr, Creative Commons licensed.

Mar. 11, 2024

After years of decline, it’s time for a united effort to help workers and communities.

Paul Kahnert
Tree in a light bulb

Mar. 7, 2024

While the world burns, conservative governments in both Alberta and Ontario continue to spend billions hiding and protecting their failed hydro deregulation schemes. This is money that should be spent combatting the climate crisis.

Pippa Norman
Members of the BC Teachers Federation (BCTF) protested in Vancouver on Wednesday, calling for a "fossil-free and weapons-free portfolio." (Raynaldo Suarez, CityNews)

Feb. 28, 2024 

Members of the BC Teachers Federation (BCTF) protested in Vancouver on Wednesday, calling for a “fossil-free and weapons-free portfolio.”

The rally, organized by BCTF Divest Now and Van Climate Strike Coalition, was held outside of the BCTF’s offices in an effort to get the attention of the federation’s President Clint Johnston, says Jillian Maguire, co-founder of BCTF Divest Now.

Steve Early
Insurgent labour

Feb. 17, 2024

Changing the leadership, structure, or functioning of any U.S. labor organization is no easy task. Activists and experts have long argued about whether dysfunctional unions are best reformed from the top-down, bottom up, or some mix of the two approaches.


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