“We Won!”: University Professors Strike in Québec City
This February, thirteen-hundred faculty members walked off the job at Québec City’s Université Laval for nearly five weeks, winning a number of concessions from the university including pay raises and improvements to faculty workloads. Rhiannon Maton interviews Nat Nesvaderani about life on the picket line and the lessons learned for future struggles.
“We Are the Guardians of Public Education”
Rhiannon Maton talks to 2 founding members of Raising Educators’ Voices (REV), a radical teachers’ union caucus in Vancouver.
Why the Boss Is Happy to Let You Die
The Canadian government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is calculated and purposeful, and it reveals much about how our society is organized.
The Exception as the Rule
Ongoing organizing in the face of COVID-19 reveals how class struggles in Toronto are inseparable from fights waged on feminist, anti-racist, and other fronts, all in the name of reclaiming life over profits.
“Essentially” Expendable: Construction Work in COVID Times
Megan Kinch writes, in an unsparing first-person account, on the endemic and pandemic dangers of construction work, the failures of union leadership, and an uncertain future. You can find her @meganysta on twitter.
The Global Supply Chain
The vulnerability of the global supply chain has been thrown into sharp relief amid the global pandemic. But earlier this year that vulnerability was also exposed by indigenous protests and solidarity actions across Canada. John Clarke, a longstanding anti-poverty activist in Toronto, draws some strategic lessons.