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Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.

News Releases

Another Expansion at Pearson for Machinists!
2011-06-07
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Machinists continue to add to their membership at Pearson Airport with the addition of 90 security workers known as Ambassadors who assist passengers in the customs and security scrrening areas of the...
ATS Ratifies First Agreement with Machinists!
2011-06-01
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
First collective agreement for 65 ramp and aircraft grooming workers at Calgary International Airport.
Continental Service Agents Join Machinists!
2010-11-11
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Continental Airlines Service Agents at Toronto's Pearson Airport wanted the protection and better wages afforded by union membership so they turned to the largest union in air transport in North Ameri...
Machinists Continue to Grow with OPT
2010-11-11
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
The IAMAW now represents more Patient Transfer Medical Attendants in Canada than any other union with the addition of 55 members at the Ontario Patient Transfer station in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Machinists Expand in Hospitality Sector Again!
2010-10-14
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Machinists Union organize another Ontario hotel, the sixth hotel in the past two years
Machinists Ratify First Agreement with Empire Living!
2011-09-30
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
IAMAW answers concerns of retirement home workers in new contract. Workers wanted seniority provisions when they joined the IAMAW in February 2011. This new agreement delivered on that promise!
Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
2010-04-14
Michael Riordon
Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio a...

Sources Select Resources

Community Organising - A New Part of the Union
Goulding, Richard
Article
2012
Red Pepper
A look at Unite’s community union organizing.
Connexions Library: Labour and Unions Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on labour and unions.
Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
Sources News Release
Article
2012
Connexions
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
Labor Organizing Across Israel's Apartheid Line: An Interview with Israeli Labor Activist Yoav Tamir
Balthaser, Benjamin
Article
2016
In These Times
Yoav Tamir is an organizer with the new Israeli labour union, Workers Advice Center, or WAC-MANN. WAC-MAAN was founded in the late 1990s as (as its name might suggest) a workers' advice center, and be...
Labor Organizing in a Lean World: Workers of the World Unite? - Book Review
Armbruster-Sandoval, Ralph
Article
1999
Against the Current
Workers in A Lean World. Unions in the International Economy by Kim Moody (Verso, 1997). Paperback $20.
The Labor Party in the Big Picture
Slaughter, Jane; Ward, Rodney
Article
1999
Against the Current
THE LABOR PARTY convention was inspiring. At the Detroit chapter's report-back meeting, locked-out newspaper workers talked about how good it felt to be in a convention hall where everyone would supp...
Labour spies
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Labour spies are persons recruited or employed for the purpose of gathering intelligence, committing sabotage, sowing dissent, or engaging in other similar activities, typically within the context of ...
The New Worker Organizing
Garvey, John
Article
2013
Insurgent Notes
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-...
Organizing In Mexico: It's Tough, Often Brutal, And It Means Taking On The State
Article
2016
International Mexican Labor
The system in Mexico operates to the detriment of independent unions. Although the Mexican system of labour relations initially conferred real benefits on workers and peasants whose organizations supp...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 12, 2015
Organizing
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
The focus of this issue is organizing. How can we challenge and overcome entrenched structures of economic and political power? Our own source of power is our latent ability to join together and work ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016
Working class organizing
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
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...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016
International Women's Day
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forwar...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2016
Connexions
Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appe...
They Are Still Killing Trade Union Leaders
Global Capital's Death Squads and Night-Riders
Macaray, David
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Question: So what happens these days in developing countries when a prominent, charismatic union activist - with the courage to stand up to sinister, government-supported business groups who have, on ...
What's Left of Queer?: Immigration, Sexuality, and Affect in a Neoliberal World
Nair, Yasmin
Article
2012
We need to refuse the narratives of abjection that are routinely forced upon us. They only render us immobile creatures, begging for help. We are all neoliberals now. We're all selling our bodies, our...

Sources Bookshelf

An Unauthorized Biography of the World
Oral History on the Front Lines
Riordon, Michael
Book
2004
This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New ...

Media

Labour
A bilingual journal holding no rigid position on the definition of labour. The editorial board hopes to foster imaginative approaches to both teaching and research in labour studies through an open ex...


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