rabble series September 14
Medicare for All Rally in Los Angeles - Feb 2017. Photo: Molly Adams/flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Many Democrats are showing a renewed interest in a robust public sector solution to the U.S. health insurance system. And their solution would go a lot further than Obamacare.
rabble series September 13
Morning mist Heart Lake, High Peaks region. Photo by Karl Nerenberg
Karl Nerenberg | An Ohio father and son share a contemptuous skepticism about the current occupant of the White House. And yet, they still have faith in the fundamental fairness of U.S. democracy.
rabble interview September 12
Jean Swanson. Photo: Tamara Herman/flickr
Alyse Kotyk | With a byelection coming up next month, Vancouver-based activist Jean Swanson is vying for a seat on city council and focusing her efforts on housing and affordability.
rabble news September 11
Hospital hallway. Photo: Michael Coté/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | The Administrative Labour Tribunal (ALT) in Quebec has ruled that a portion of the province's Labour Code restricting how much certain public sector employees can strike violates the Constitution.
rabble news September 7
Nova Scotia Province House. Photo: Taber Andrew Bain/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | Unions in Nova Scotia are asking to be included in a legal review of a bill that restricts wage increases for public servants and, they say, infringes on their rights to collectively bargain.
rabble news August 30
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Meagan Gillmore | The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group was ordered to pay a fine for violating the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act.
rabble news August 29
Meg Borthwick | Hundreds of anti-racist activists showed up at London's City Hall on Saturday for a highly organized counter protest against a white supremacist rally.
rabble news August 25
Meagan Gillmore | The divisions that strikes create between employees and management can take a long time to heal, and in some cases never do.
rabble news August 24
Photo of Joan Gower Gillatt used with permission from BCGEU.
Meagan Gillmore | The Canadian labour movement lost a formidable champion of women's rights this month with the passing of Joan Gower Gillatt, the first woman president of what is now the BCGEU.
rabble news August 18
Inside an ambulance. Photo: Zhu/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | Paramedics on Beausoleil First Nation's reserve on Christian Island in Ontario have joined the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).
rabble news August 11
People hold banner titled "reconciliation" Photo: michael_swan/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | Canadian companies have a long way to go to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, a recent report argues.
rabble news August 11
Newspapers on a desk at a hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photo: Tony Webster/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | Chronicle Herald workers who were on strike for 19 months have mixed feelings about the eight-year deal that passed with 94 per cent approval from the Halifax Typographical Union.
in their own words August 11
Headquarters of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald newspaper on Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax. Photo: Ben MacLeod/Wikimedia Commons
Frances Willick | After 566 days, the strike at the Halifax newspaper is over, but the wounds and divisiveness will take much longer to heal.
rabble news August 7
Woodbine. Photo: Oliver Mallich/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | Regular service at the slot machines at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto will resume on Tuesday.
in their own words August 4
Desmond Cole sits at Toronto Police Services Board table. Used courtesy of @pangmeli on Twitter.
Rosemary Frei | Together with Black Lives Matter Toronto and others in the Black community, Desmond Cole is now one of the strongest voices on the issue of anti-Black racism in Canada. They deserve support.
rabble news August 3
Baggage handler under airplane. Photo: Alexander Else/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | An ongoing strike at Toronto's Pearson International Airport has revealed the harsh working conditions of the airport's baggage handlers and grounds crew.
rabble news August 3
Woodbine racetrack. Photo: 水野 航平/Wikimedia Commons
Meagan Gillmore | More than 400 slot machine workers have been off the job at Ontario's largest gaming floor since July 14 after PSAC, the union representing the workers, and the OLG could not agree to a new contract.
rabble news August 2
Premier Wynne and Minister Flynn discussed the province's Changing Workplace Review at Toronto's YWCA. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | Multiple people addressed committee hearings about Ontario's proposed changes to labour laws, which would raise the general minimum wage and introduce 10 days of emergency leave.
rabble news August 2
Back of Westjet flight attendant. Creative Commons licensed photo: Cara Grimshaw Photography/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | WestJet employees are working in crowded environments -- and not just airplanes. Several campaigns are underway to organize workers, including customer service representatives and flight attendants.
rabble series July 26
Singh at 2017 Pride Parade in Toronto. Photo: ideas_dept/flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Jagmeet Singh entered the NDP leadership race months after the four other candidates, yet there is polling and anecdotal evidence that he already has higher, and more positive, name recognition.
rabble news July 21
Ethel Tungohan | Advocates point out that the federal government's recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program were skewed to the interests of employers.
politics July 20
New B.C. government sworn in. Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | British Columbia's unions are hopeful for increases to minimum wage and improved workers' rights with John Horgan's NDP-Green coalition government.
rabble series July 19
Niki Ashton. Photo: Matt Jiggins/flickr
Karl Nerenberg | NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton describes herself as an intersectional feminist -- and as the candidate of youth and of the left.
rabble news July 17
Woodbine Racetrack. Photo: mpancha/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | Slot machine workers at the OLG Woodbine Racetrack have been locked out. The lockout began on July 14, after the OLG and the Public Service Alliance of Canada failed to agree on a new contract.
rabble news July 14
University of Toronto student union building. Photo: Skewe Too/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | The union representing workers at the University of Toronto Students' Union (UTSU) says recent layoffs violate the collective bargaining agreement and put students' services at risk.
rabble news July 14
Meagan Gillmore | Manitoba unions have filed an injunction to stop a recently passed law that would freeze public service employees' wages, saying it violates their constitutional right to freedom of association.
politics July 14
Justin Trudeau participates in discussion at Canadian Labour Congress National Young Workers Summit. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | It has been a long time since the Canadian labour movement has had the opportunity to applaud the actions of a Canadian federal government. And yet recently the Canadian Labour Congress did just that.
rabble series July 12
Image of Guy Caron. Courtesy of Caron campaign
Karl Nerenberg | NDP MP Guy Caron has two distinct advantages in the party's leadership race: he is the only Quebecer in the race and the only one who can lay claim to being a professional economist.
rabble news July 10
Steve Price-Thomas | The G20 meeting wrapped up in Hamburg on Saturday evening with only incremental changes planned to address the world's most pressing problems.
arts/media July 7
Wide shot of participants at table. Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn
Helene Vosters, Elizabeth Littlejohn | Stitch-by-Stitch's Unsettling Canada Day Sewing Circle was held in solidarity with Unsettling Canada 150 National Day of Action by Idle No More and Defenders of the Land.