Ben Purtill recounts when building laborers in Australia stopped work, first over wages and working conditions, and then to protect the environment, among other “social” causes.
Gregory Butler argues that the DSA and Jacobin’s “rank-and-file strategy” in the construction industry consists mostly in pushing policy from above, leaving out worker concerns and worker organizing.
K Turner reports from the Boilermakers’ Lodge 146 picket line at CESSCO Fabrication and Engineering in Edmonton, as the Alberta government introduces legislation to curtail workers’ ability to picket
Workers at the Co-operative Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan have been locked out for two weeks, after serving the employer with job action notice. Marianne Garneau interviews Kevin Bittman, refinery worker and president of the union local