Year Published: 1983
Periodical profile published 1983
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2769
Abstract: The March, 1983, issue of VIE OUVRIERE, "Une Societe Nouvelle en Vue?" focuses on the experiences of workers in the 1980s. Articles in this issue recount the struggles of workers who have been locked out, who have walked out, and those who have organized boycotts and marches. People talk about what they have lost and what they have gained in the fight. The editorial reflects on the 1970s...we worked so hard to create a more just society, but in actual fact the 1980s are turning out to be worse for working people than the 1970s. All working people are affected, but in particular, women, youth and immigrants are hit the hardest in economic hard times.
The magazine tells the stories of two groups of people who are struggling to establish and keep alternatives alive. One town, Guyenne, Quebec, is trying to work co-operativley. In San Salvador, El Salvador, the people are struggling to gain some control over their lives.
Much of what is written in this issue draws a comparison between this "recession" and the "Great Depression" of the 1930s. The magazine is published eight times a year in French only. Subscriptions are $15 per year.