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Should unions still call workers “brothers” and “sisters”?

The titles adhere to a strict gender binary—and union activists are demanding change

Nora Loreto@NoLore

Have you ever been called “sister” in a union meeting? Did you feel erased or were you misgendered? The labour movement practice of calling one another “sister” or“brother” clashes with a growing consciousness about the perils of classifying people into a strict gender binary, and many union activists are demanding change.  “We’re erased in many […] More »
September-October 2016

Hey, Canada: Pay your artists fair wages

Artists deserve fair pay for their work, too.

Thomas Colford@TLColford

For our special 50th anniversary issue, Canada’s brightest, boldest, and most rebellious thinkers, doers, and creators share their best big ideas. Through ideas macro and micro, radical and everyday, we present 50 essays, think pieces, and calls to action. Picture: plans for sustainable food systems, radical legislation, revolutionary health care, a greener planet, Indigenous self-government, […] More »

Social Justice All-Star: Rabia Syed

Nadya Domingo@nadyawrites

Tireless labour rights activist Rabia Syed is third in our new online-only Social Justice All-Stars series. Know a social justice all-star who deserves recognition? Email editor Lauren McKeon at [email protected] Coworkers call Rabia Syed the “all star” of organizing. At 50 years old, Syed has spent more than half her life working tirelessly in union […] More »