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January/February 2020

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On Second Thought

The Story of Joseph Lewis

Meet our new columnist, Paula Simons.

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Kenney’s War on Workers

Contracts broken, wages cut and unions undermined.

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Just Transition

Can oil and gas workers adapt to a green energy future?

Dialogue

Should union membership be optional?

John Mortimer and Gil McGowan disagree.

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WorkSpace Canada

Photo essay of people at work.

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United Steelworkers Local 1595, Martin Tinney at the union hall, by Amber Bracken. 2018. Wabamun.

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Our Writers

Bob Barnetson

Bob Barnetson (“Kenney’s War on Workers”) is a professor of labour relations at Athabasca University. He has previously written for AV on farmworker safety (May 2013; online archives) and the Edmonton Remand Centre wildcat strike (May 2014).

Gil McGowan

Gil McGowan (Dialogue: “Should union membership be optional?”) is president of the Alberta Federation of Labour.

Paula Simons

Paula Simons (On Second Thought) is an independent Senator from Alberta. Previously she was a long-time Edmonton Journal columnist and reporter as well as a radio documentary-maker, playwright, TV pundit, magazine writer, podcaster and author of popular history.

Martin Weinhold

Martin Weinhold (photo essay) is the German photographer behind WorkSpace Canada, a 10-year documentary project that portrays working Canadians. The intention is to publish the project on a permanent website and in a comprehensive book.

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United Steelworkers Local 1595, Martin Tinney at the union hall, by Amber Bracken. 2018. Wabamun.
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Our Writers

Bob Barnetson

Bob Barnetson (“Kenney’s War on Workers”) is a professor of labour relations at Athabasca University. He has previously written for AV on farmworker safety (May 2013; online archives) and the Edmonton Remand Centre wildcat strike (May 2014).

Gil McGowan

Gil McGowan (Dialogue: “Should union membership be optional?”) is president of the Alberta Federation of Labour.

Paula Simons

Paula Simons (On Second Thought) is an independent Senator from Alberta. Previously she was a long-time Edmonton Journal columnist and reporter as well as a radio documentary-maker, playwright, TV pundit, magazine writer, podcaster and author of popular history.

Martin Weinhold

Martin Weinhold (photo essay) is the German photographer behind WorkSpace Canada, a 10-year documentary project that portrays working Canadians. The intention is to publish the project on a permanent website and in a comprehensive book.

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Teardown: Rebuilding Democracy from the Ground Up

by Dave Meslin
Reviewed by Evan Osenton

An Honest Woman

by JoAnn McCaig
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The Dark Set: New Tenderman Poems

by Tim Bowling
Reviewed by Kelly Shepherd

The Inquirer

by Jaclyn Dawn
Reviewed by Jay Smith
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Bruno Guay, steamer, Fort McKay, November 2018.
by Martin Weinhold
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Books

Teardown: Rebuilding Democracy from the Ground Up

by Dave Meslin
Reviewed by Evan Osenton

An Honest Woman

by JoAnn McCaig
Reviewed by Jannie Edwards

The Dark Set: New Tenderman Poems

by Tim Bowling
Reviewed by Kelly Shepherd

The Inquirer

by Jaclyn Dawn
Reviewed by Jay Smith
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