ON JANUARY 4, 2021, workers at Alphabet, the parent company of tech giant Google, announced through an op-ed in the New York Times that they had formed the Alphabet Workers Union, as part of the Communications Workers of America. Here's what happened next.
With some notable exceptions, like the Globe and Mail's feature on the enormous cost of remediating Alberta's abandoned oil wells, Canada's corporate press hasn't paid much critical attention to this powerful industrial sector. Why not?
Not everyone is a gruff-but-beloved Vermont socialist... So how do you build a distributed organizing program without a national presidential campaign?
For a 15-minute city to properly serve all people, it needs to be undertaken for all people.
The German experience with sectoral bargaining should remind worker advocates that legislative reform is not a quick fix to the erosion of trade union power.
A post-CETA free trade deal with the United Kingdom should facilitate decarbonization and a just transition, not get in the way.
Declan Ingham is a researcher focused on building a workers-first economy and a welfare state that leaves no one behind. Follow Declan on Twitter at @Sir_D_Ingham
Gavin Fridell (he/him) is Canada Research Chair and Professor in International Development Studies at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. He is co-editor, with Zack Gross and Sean McHugh, of The Fair Trade Handbook: Building a Better World, Together.
Kevin Philipupillai (he/him) is a journalism student at Carleton University. He was previously a radio producer with AMI, a non-profit broadcaster serving Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.
Robert Hackett is a CCPA Research Associate, co-founder of Media Democracy Days in 2001, and co-author of Remaking Media: The Struggle to Democratize Public Communication (2006) and Journalism and Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives (2017).
Hanna (she/her) is a recent graduate of Simon Fraser University where she studied Communications and Print & Digital Publishing. She is passionate about intersectional climate justice, community care, and using environmental communication as a vital tool in strengthening collective efficacy and co-creating sustainable futures.
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