No Scab Mail Here: The 1987 postal strikes

By Doug Nesbitt In 1987, Canada Post management began to unroll a major privatization drive of post offices and elimination of door-to-door delivery. The plan aimed to privatize 3,500 rural post offices and close another 1,700 over a decade. This would allow the company to… Read More

Don’t Mourn, Organize! Remembering Joe Hill

One-hundred years ago this week, the state of Utah executed Joe Hill, silencing the union organizer and songwriter who gave us “There is Power in a Union” and “Casey Jones — the Union Scab.” Born Joel Hägglund in 1879 to Swedish parents, Hill became a staple on picket lines… Read More

Illustrating the Freelancer’s Organizing Model

The Graphic History Collective Unionizes By Daniel Tseghay, Writer/Organizer On September 2nd, the Graphic History Collective (GHC), a volunteer-run collective producing comic books on Canada’s labour and working class history, announced that it has joined the Canadian Freelance Union (CFU). The CFU is a Community Chapter… Read More