An open letter to our movement

The following open letter was published on January 22, 2018.  By John Cartwright On January 17, 2018 the Canadian labour movement was plunged into a crisis with the exit of Unifor from the Canadian Labour Congress and the launching of raids on bargaining units of… Read More

Best of RankandFile.ca in 2017

2017 was a record year for RankandFile.ca. We launched our newest publication, The Nine Hour Movement: How civil disobedience made unions legal and our organizer’s handbook, 15 and Fairness Now! sold roughly a 1000 copies.  We published 310 stories, videos, interviews, news updates and job posting this… Read More

Weekend Video: Unions and the City

This panel discussion invites Toronto labour leadership to respond to a comparative book on labour strategy and political action in Toronto and New York City, titled Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change. The book discusses how local unions in four sectors (hospitality, film, green… Read More

Bill C-27: Paving the way for privatization

By Peter Whitaker On October 19, 2016, Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduced Bill C-27, which would bring in target benefit pension plans for the federal private sector and Crown corporations. Harper’s Conservatives had considered the target benefit plan as a replacement for employees and retirees’… Read More

NAFTA Redux

By Ernie Tate The new Trump administration has made the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, Mexico and the United States, a major issue in its relations with its two neighbours. Recently, Trump has threatened to tear it up. With his standard nationalist… Read More

R&F Podcast Episode 7 – Mark Brown of CBTU

Rankandfile.ca West Coast Correspondent Daniel Tseghay speaks to Mark Brown of the Ontario chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists about the history of the organizations and its ongoing struggles of combating anti-Black racism in the workplace, the trade union movement, and beyond.