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Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike

Saturday, January 18, 2014

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Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike

In 1981, Ontario hospital workers defied their employers, the government, and their own union officials to strike for nine days. Not having the legal right to strike, they struck anyway, proving that the rights you have are the ones you exercise.

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How Inequality is Killing Us

Monday, September 2, 2013

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How Inequality is Killing Us

In "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger," Wilkinson and Pickett challenge everything we’ve been told about why people get sick and what it takes to be healthy.

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Recipe for a Massacre

Monday, August 20, 2012

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Recipe for a Massacre

South Africa's Marikana massacre was the inevitable result of sacrificing workers' lives to capitalist greed.

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Read it and Revolt

Monday, June 4, 2012

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Read it and Revolt

Autoworker Gregg Shotwell reveals how General Motors conspired with the United Auto Workers (UAW) bureaucracy to steal workers’ pensions, slash wages and shed jobs to help expand GM's global empire.

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“Civil Wars” Misses the Mark

Friday, September 23, 2011

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“Civil Wars” Misses the Mark

"The Civil Wars in US Labor" chronicles the corruption, back-stabbing, power-grabbing, and opportunistic alliances that have characterized recent turf wars among American unions. Why did a generation of activists fail to democratize the unions, and what must we do differently to avoid repeating that failure?

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The Fight for Medicare in Canada

Saturday, April 17, 2010

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The Fight for Medicare in Canada

The story of how Canadian medicare was won and how it is being lost provides many valuable lessons.

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The US and Canada: Different Forms of Medical Rationing

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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The US and Canada: Different Forms of  Medical Rationing

Both the U.S. and Canada ration medical services. In the US, rationing is based on ability to pay. Canada rations by under-funding the medical system, bringing inequality through the back door.

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Solidarity Divided: A Return to Class Politics?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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Solidarity Divided: A Return to Class Politics?

"Solidarity Divided" argues that unions must undergo a fundamental transformation to champion the interests of the entire working class. Is this possible?

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Book Review: Solidarity Divided

Monday, July 27, 2009

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Book Review: Solidarity Divided

by Immanuel Ness - Solidarity Divided is the first major work to address seriously - without personal attacks and exaggeration - the 2005 crisis and split of organized labor.

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RN to RN: A Conversation of Global Concern

Friday, April 17, 2009

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RN to RN: A Conversation of Global Concern

"I’m struck by our similar concerns, even though we care for different kinds of patients in three different countries with different health-care systems."

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