The work of economic thinker and political activist Karl Marx, born 200 years ago on May 5, 1818, continues to inspire contemporary seekers of justice for working people.
As much as the Harper government wants to position itself as "able fiscal managers," it is not delivering an economy that offers secure employment.
So many contract academic faculty take up post-secondary education as a vocation -- but what is the emotional cost when the politics of austerity extracts its price?
The contract labour crisis is brewing in post-secondary education. How do we fight?
Erin Wunker in the first of a two-part series on the contract labour crisis brewing in post-secondary education. And how to fight it.
Policies like TFW aren't confined to specific places like Canada or particular moments. They're part of extended historical conflicts over power between forces like capital and labour.
Canada is not short of workers: it is short of employers prepared to pay decent wages for difficult, demanding work. For business, labour is a cost of production to be kept low.
An underground city usually refers to evocative catacombs or a subterranean shopping mall. In Vancouver, it has a very different meaning: a depressing epidemic of basement apartments.