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Meeting our employers: we need to be where they are with our ideas


Making poverty history; CUPE members win literacy awards; Web courses; Marie Clarke Walker wins second term as CLC VP; CALM awards; Organizing through diversity; Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives turns 25.

CUPE across Canada

Big win for Cape Breton school board workers; New CUPE NS president Danny Cavanagh; Ontario community living workers join forces for better conditions; Fighting private trash collection in Winnipeg; B.C. election round-up; CUPE and AUPE clash in Lethbridge; Keeping transit public in Quebec; Exploring N.B.’s labour history; CUPE NB knows the meaning of “we are one”.

Cultural Revolution

What’s new in books and film.

From the National Secretary-Treasurer

Money in, money out!


Five years in hell

When Montreal educator Alvin Gibbs was falsely labelled a child molester, CUPE stuck by him. Now that he’s been cleared, the union is helping him rebuild his life.
By Robert Bellerose

Cover Story: City Limits

Across the country, CUPE members are trying to rebuild strong communities. Will Ottawa’s New Deal for Cities be a help or a hinderance?
By Karin Jordan and David Robbins

Read it and weep

From low pay to dangerous patrons, it’s not easy being a public library worker in Canada.
By Barry Doyle