A special series of R&F on labour and the election

Calling all writers and labour activists!

Rankandfile.ca is looking for contributions to a special series on “Labour and the Election.” The deadline to submit pitches for articles is Monday, Sept. 14. Contributors will receive $150 if their submission is selected. Your pitch could include such topics as:

  • The Fight for $15 movement
  • Work and the environment
  • Developments in labour legislation
  • Canada Post and the Save Door-to-Door Delivery campaign
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Electoral strategies
  • The limits and opportunities of electoral politics for workers and the labour movement
  • Pipelines, labour, and environmental justice
  • Fighting austerity
  • Workplace struggles
  • Unions as contested political spaces
  • Indigenous rights and labour


Contributions are expected to provide a unique analysis and coverage of pressing issues facing workers and labour in Canada. Articles should be based on a meaningful interview or research.

Please send your ideas (1-2 paragraphs) to editors@rankandfile.ca by Monday, Sept. 14.

In solidarity!

Who we are

Rankandfile.ca is a Canadian labour media project launched by union activists in early 2012. We publish original, researched news reports and analysis of major labour issues. Rankandfile.ca also publishes statements by union members who seek to promote alternative viewpoints regarding ratification votes, union strategy, and union elections. We publish such documents in the interest of fostering democratic debate within unions.

Our Goals

Provide readers with relevant and informative labour news and analysis from Canada and around the world.

Help build solidarity with workers in struggle

Develop a coherent analysis of the labour movement

Help build and connect a network of rank and file trade union activists

Our Principles

The labour movement and our unions have to be democratic and membership-driven.

The interests of the labour movement cannot be separated from the interest of the poor and the oppressed.

The labour movement exists to change society; to defend and advance greater political and economic rights and democracy.

How you can contribute

We need writers! We want to increase the perspectives and diversify the voices at Rankandfile.ca. We are seeking reports or analysis about the Canadian labour movement. We welcome contributions from new and inexperienced writers and our editors will provide editorial assistance when requested. Articles should be approximately 750 words (but we will accept shorter or longer pieces).

We also encourage aspiring journalists to send us photos, video or audio from strikes, lockouts, labour conventions, and other events with a brief summary.

We also need to spread the word about Rankandfile.ca with unions and their members. Please promote us on Twitter @rankandfileca and Facebook. From time to time we will be producing flyers that can be handed out at events, meetings, rallies and picket lines.


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