Rise up! ‘Drawn to Change’ illustrates Canadian labour’s stories and struggles

Drawn to Change’ is both a moving historical account and an unabashed call to arms. “Indeed, much of what we learn about history in school, at the movies or on the History channel revolved around the lives of individuals with the most money and power in society, such as monarchs, capitalists, and politicians. But workers’… Read More Rise up! ‘Drawn to Change’ illustrates Canadian labour’s stories and struggles

Media Works: A Labour Rights and Reporting Handbook

On April 29th, the CWA Canada Associate Members, the National Campus and Community Radio Association and the Canadian University Press launched the Media Works Project which includes fourteen labour reporting pieces and an 80-page handbook labour rights and reporting handbook which is available online here. I co-wrote and edited the Media Works Handbook. For more… Read More Media Works: A Labour Rights and Reporting Handbook

Women of Labour and the Arts: Talking With the 2014 Min Sook Lee Award Winners

Winter 2015 People don’t understand,” says musician, singer/songwriter and community activist Faith Nolan. “They think labour is two old white guys hammering a nail who want more money and to work less. They don’t see that those two old white guys, along with white women and brown and black and yellow women and men, are… Read More Women of Labour and the Arts: Talking With the 2014 Min Sook Lee Award Winners

Do The Right Thing: Talking with Labour Educator Jojo Geronimo About a New Equity Guide

December 2014 On Saturday, September 6, the Toronto & York Region Labour Council hosted the 2014 Aboriginal Workers/Workers of Colour Conference (AWOC) in Scarborough, Ontario. I attended the one-day conference, which included a keynote address by Hassan Yussuff, the first person of colour to be elected as president of the Canadian Labour Congress. Six workshops… Read More Do The Right Thing: Talking with Labour Educator Jojo Geronimo About a New Equity Guide

Toronto activists intensify campaign against SodaStream

On Sunday, August 31st, the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) gathered to share information with members of the Toronto community about the current campaign to boycott SodaStream, a carbonated beverage company whose main production facility is in Ma’ale Adumim, an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. As part of the international campaign… Read More Toronto activists intensify campaign against SodaStream

Organizing to End Poverty: The Struggle for Economic Justice

January 2014 The fight for workers’ rights has a long and celebrated history in Toronto, as does the Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, now in its 29th year. This year, Toronto’s festival included a panel discussion, “The Struggle For Economic Justice,” about the campaign to raise Ontario’s minimum wage, as well as… Read More Organizing to End Poverty: The Struggle for Economic Justice