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Feb 21, 2014
Photo: philippe leroyer/flickr

My advice to young workers? Get angry.

Karen Foster
Young workers: what's happening to you might be 'normal' in this economy -- the same basic one we've had for over a century, with some fun modifications -- but it sure as hell isn't right.
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Feb 18, 2014
Photo: Linx Entertainment/flickr

Labour exploitation tastes better when we're loving it

Eve-Lyne Couturier
"Do what you love, love what you do"? Nice motto. But these words hide a two-way push which both reduces the value of the work accomplished by those who live by it, and dehumanizes others.
News
Feb 10, 2012
A scan of the classified ad the writer answered. Headline says   "Greenhouse hiring" and body text says "Picking tomatoes." Photo: Aylwin Lo

Inside a migrant worker transport van

Aylwin Lo
This week, I felt it was finally time to take the wraps off of a journal I kept during a two-week trip in 2004 to investigate the conditions of undocumented Chinese migrant farm workers.
News
Feb 10, 2012
"Pilgrimage to Freedom," a 12-hour march organized by migrant workers and J4MW in 2009. Photographer: Gerardo Correa

Peruvian lives on Canada's conscience

Tyler Shipley
The accident that claimed 11 Peruvian workers' lives was not a tragedy but a crime, linked to the systematic exploitation of foreign and migrant workers in Canada.
Blog
Jun 2, 2009

Weekly Audit: EFCA vital for recovery

The Media Consortium
This week's Audit looks at a few issues that were top priorities for progressives in 2007 that are yet to be addressed, from the faltering U.S. financial system to the Employee Free Choice Act
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