LABOUR ACTIVISTS TAKE TO THE STREETS

Labour activists take to the streets   Organizing is the only way workers have ever won battles, and it is the only way they ever will. To that end, hundreds of labour and community activists recently took to the streets in defence of strong Crown corporations and robust public services.   In September dozens of workers in Moose Jaw from Unifor, SGEU, CUPE, SEIU-West, and the Moose Jaw and District Labour Council gathered in front of Sask. Party MLA Warren Michelson&rsqu...

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PRIVATIZATION IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH SASKATCHEWAN VALUES

Kent Peterson addresses the 2015 SFL convention

Letter from the Editor: Privatization is not consistent with Saskatchewan values By: Kent Peterson, SFL Strategic Advisor and Labour Reporter Editor   The battle to keep our Crowns and public services is about a strong economy, it is about keeping good jobs in Saskatchewan communities, it is about transparency and accountability, and it is about the values of Saskatchewan people.   We value a strong future for our kids and grandkids; we value ensuring services are the...

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MEETING PEOPLE WHERE THEY'RE AT

Meeting people where they're at By: Tracey Mitchell, originally published in the Sept/Oct 2015 issue of Briarpatch Magazine (Vol. 44, No. 5)   When I was a university student, I had two distinct sets of friends – there were the people that I lived with and partied alongside in residence, and there were those with whom I did social justice and environmental organizing. I was excited when a group I was involved with, The Sierra Youth Coalition, held a beer night fundrais...

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WE NEED ALLIES TO WIN

Letter from the editor: we need allies to win By: Kent Peterson, SFL Strategic Advisor and Labour Reporter Editor   The Labour Movement is one of the most successful, democratic, and long-standing movements in our modern history. Workers have been able to accomplish any number of astonishing victories – victories that didn’t come about by asking nicely. Throughout history workers have mobilized, strategized, withdrew their labour, and protested to achieve the many ...

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WE CAN WIN ON PUBLIC SERVICES

Letter from the Editor: We can win on public services                                              Kent Peterson, SFL Strategic Advisor and Labour Reporter Editor Originally published in the Summer 2015 edition of the Labour Reporter Brad Wall will go into the ...

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Saskatchewan's Labour Movement: the folks who brought you the constitutional right to strike!