Precarious Work

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Building a Solidarity City
Article
2013
A Solidarity City is the creation of a community that rejects a system that engenders poverty and anguish, not solely for immigrants and refugees, but also for other Montrealers confronting these same...
Connexions Library: Labour and Unions Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on labour and unions.
Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
Website
Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market
Doussard, Marc
Book
2013
Doussard demonstrates that the decline in wages and working conditions is anything but the unavoidable result of competitive economic forces. Rather, he makes the case that service sector and other lo...
Enough With the Just In Time Schedules, Say Retail Workers
Brown, Jenny
Article
2012
Employers increasingly use part-time scheduling to decrease costs and crush attempts at worker organizing. Scheduling software now cuts shifts into chunks as small as 15-minutes. Last-minute schedule ...
How the New Flexible Economy is Making Workers Lives Hell
Reich, Robert
Article
2015
Whatever it's called – just-in-time scheduling, on-call staffing, on-demand work, independent contracting, or the "share economy" -- the result is the same: No predictability, no economic security.
Marx's Theory of Working-Class Precariousness
Jonna, R. Jamil; Bellamy Foster, John
Article
2016
In the last decade and a half the concept of worker precariousness has gained renewed currency among social scientists. This trend grew more pronounced after the Great Financial Crisis of 2007–2009, w...
The New Worker Organizing
Garvey, John
Article
2013
Many, perhaps most, worker center–based organizing projects focused on workers in low-wage jobs, are conducted with the active support and, often enough, leadership provided by a variety of community-...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016: Working class organizing
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. I...
A People's Manifesto: Let's Roll Back Austerity and Claim Real Democracy!: Urgent common priorities for a democratic, social, ecological and feminist Europe
Article
2013
Europe stands on the edge of a precipice, looking into the abyss. Austerity policies drive the peoples of Europe into poverty, undercut democracy and dismantle social policies. Rising inequalities end...
Scattered Sand: The Story of China's Rural Migrants
Pai, Hsiao-Hung
Book
2012
Each year, 200 million workers from China’s vast rural interior travel between cities and provinces in search of employment: the largest human migration in history. This indispensable army of labour a...
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Book
2016
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...
'We are not from another planet': Justice 4 Cleaners campaign and the struggle for recognition
Ojeda, Luis Armando; Munoz, Patricia; Bhandar, Brenna; Matias, Ezequiel; Zalacain, Kramer
Article
2014
The ongoing struggle of the SOAS Cleaners for acceptable working conditions and equality in the workplace.

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Break Their Haughty Power
Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
KAIROS brings together churches and religious organziations to respond to issues of common concern, advocate for social change and join faith with action for social transformation.

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Canada-wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change
Sources News Release
2015
Canada-wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change. Newly launched Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights - Canada calls for end to discrimination against migrant workers.

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