Welcome to the Lynn Williams Activist Toolkit, an exciting new project of rabble.ca currently in Beta. The Toolkit is a wiki-style section of the rabble site devoted to content collaboration. It contains a growing number of encyclopedic resources that you can write. The Toolkit is named after activist, organizer, and labour leader, Lynn Williams, whose commitment to social justice has inpired generations of United Steeworker activists. Read more about Lynn Williams here. Participate in the Toolkit! See our User Guide, and please check out the toolkit blog and podcast.
Editor's Note: rabble.ca is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of influential labour activist Lynn Williams. Williams died on May 4, 2014. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow workers during this difficult time.
Lynn Williams was one of the most influential North American union...
One of the most important rules to keep in mind when changing the system is that we should not cooperate with those who work to uphold it. Why would we work with those who work against us?
Fight back against poverty and join the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty in a week of action for a living wage, Oct. 13-17. Find out how to get involved here!
So minimum wage in Ontario is now officially to $11/hour. But for the vast majority of people, it's not enough. The increase still sits minimum wage below the poverty line, making it prohibitively difficult to live a safe and fulfilling life with that type of payment. Here's a great rabble piece weighing in on the topic of job losses as a result of increased minimum wage.
It seems this debate is just another instance where politicians and leaders making hundreds of thousands each year continue to ignore the clear and evident needs of the majority.
If you think it’s wrong for cleaning staff...