Electoral reform and labour

The federal Liberal retreat from their big flashy promise of electoral reform has definitely killed the Trudeau honeymoon. Meanwhile, Prince Edward Islanders narrowly voted for electoral reform but Premier MacLauchlan has decided to ignore the results, leading to an angry protest of hundreds in Charlottetown. The… Read More

LiUNA endorses Liberals at Canadian Conference

By Chris Gosse Canada’s biggest construction union, the Laborer’s International Union of North America (LiUNA) recently held their Canadian Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland. There, the union decided to endorse Liberal candidate Seamus O’Regan in the next federal election. O’Regan presented on his party’s labour… Read More

Building power in many languages

By Sonia Singh How do you organize and build unity among workers who don’t speak the same language? As members of the Street Vendor Project trickle into their monthly meeting, leaders greet new arrivals in multiple languages: Bienvenido! Ni hao! Meetings often run in Spanish,… Read More

Weekend Video: Work, Labour, and Democracy

Work, Labour, and Democracy: Searching for the Next Labour Movement a talk by Elaine Bernard At Congress 2014, Brock’s Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI) created a transdisciplinary space fostering dialogue and galvanizing colleagues from the social sciences and humanities around themes of social justice. This… Read More