Canada

Class War on the Work Floor – Audio Recording

We’re pleased to repost this from our comrades at Common Cause.

Reasonable accommodation

Our friend and comrade Invisible Man has contributed stories before about life on the job. In this piece he provides an analysis of race and policy and movements in Quebec. In a time of crisis and with a potential for rising right-wing movements, his points are relevant to people around the world.

Impressions of the North American anarchist movement

An interview with Andrew Flood about the impressions of the North American anarchist movement he formed during his 2007/2008 44 city tour of the US and Canada. The interviews ends with questions about the comparison of the movement in Ireland with that in Britian and the promotion of anarchism via the internet. This was submitted and published in Black Flag.

On Contracts

An article by Phinneas Gage dealing with collective bargaining agreements between a small shop and the Canadian postal workers union.

The shoe nazi

This is a story about race, class, and poverty, from a friend who writes a blog anonymously as Invisible Man.

SORWUC [the Service, Office and Retail Workers' Union of Canada] - Frances Rooney

A 1978 article on SORWUC, a union formed with the intent to organize in industries traditionally female and avoid the top-down structure of the already existing unions.

Occupy Wall Street: Noooo, Canada! - Aalya Ahmad

An article addressing the often jaded response from the radical left on the Occupy Wall Street movement.

On workplace organisation - Red and Black Notes

A look at the exchange between Stan Weir and Sam Friedman on workplace organisation. The following article, which has been slightly edited for publication, was written in 1997 as a comment on an exchange in the US publication Against the Current dating to 1981/82. This article has been archived on libcom.org from the Red and Black Notes website.

Waves of Struggle, The Winter Campaign at the Post Office in Edmonton

In the summer of 2011 Canadian government legislation ordered Canadian postal workers back to work after an intense Canada-wide strike. The struggle continues after the end of the official strike, and, as this article shows, the struggle started before the official strike began. The militancy and creativity of the Canadian postal workers offer lessons well beyond their industry.

Locked out workers' anger grows at Canada Post

Following weeks of rolling strike action, Canada Post locked out its 50,000 workers on the night of 14 June. Here follows an exciting personal account of workers fighting back and locking managers in in Edmonton.