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COMMONS
WORK #10 – Prison Labour Industrial Complex
Not only do Canadian prisoners work for for-profit businesses, but they’re sometimes doing the most dangerous and nauseating work around
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WORK #4 – Reaping the Whirlwind
It’s a story of racism and labour exploitation that goes back decades, even centuries. And it’s a prophecy of what is to come — that the hardships inflicted on migrant farm workers are only a trial run for the rest of us. 
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WORK #3 – Bitter Harvest
To understand why the situation remains so bad, we need to go back in time to a moment when there was progress and hope. A moment when it looked like things might truly change for the better.
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WORK #1 – The War on Workers
The rise of gig work and temp agencies have made employment more precarious than ever
COMMONS
Introducing our new season… Work
This season of COMMONS will dig into the fascinating history and ever-changing present of what it means to be a worker in Canada.
Bell Media employees: ‘Let’s Talk’ about CTV’s toxic, abusive workplace
Sources say insufficient mental health support was a factor in the death of a colleague.
Dumping, Lobbying, and Brewing
Revisiting a trio of CANADALAND stories from the past year and a bit
Lessons from the one unionized Starbucks in Canada
A single Starbucks location, in Victoria, B.C., successfully organized in 2020. Now several others are hoping to join them.
Wag the Doug
#42 Why Are These People So Happy
Our election coverage continues into week three. This week, there was a weirdly upbeat leaders’ debate, two party leaders got COVID and several trade unions came out in support of Doug Ford and the PCs. Jonathan and Allison break down what it all means.
The Radicalization of Corey Mintz
How a lifestyle reporter became a labour reporter, without ever leaving the food beat