Union Made Books

Without unions and the solidarity of workers there would be no collective power in the fight for better conditions. At Between the Lines we get it, and we’ve been a publishing ally to the labour movement since 1977. Our first book, The Big Nickel, was a searing critique of the mining company Inco and was launched before a crowd of 200 unionized workers in Sudbury. Since then we’ve continued to publish critical works by and for workers in the labour movement, many of which are featured in this reading list. For over 45 years we’ve run our workplace democratically with no boss. And as a cooperatively run press, we’re dedicated to supporting unionized printers in Canada. 

While the publishing industry is dominated by corporate conglomerates that prioritize profit over content, as an independent press rooted in the Canadian labour movement, we’re a clear choice for your future project. Are you looking to tell your story? Do you need to create and publish workbooks for your members? We’re here to help, to educate, and to support the labour movement and meet your needs. See our Union Catalogue here.

Law at Work

The Coercion and Co-option of the Working Class

By Harry Glasbeek

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The Bund

A Graphic History of Jewish Labour Resistance

By Sharon Rudahl and Paul Buhle

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The Tenant Class

By Ricardo Tranjan

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Cleaning Up

Portuguese Women’s Fight for Labour Rights in Toronto

By Susana P. Miranda, with Franca Iacovetta

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Harvesting Freedom

The Life of a Migrant Worker in Canada

By Gabriel Allahdua, with Edward Dunsworth

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It Should Be Easy to Fix

By Bonnie Robichaud

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Class Action

How Ontario’s Elementary Teachers Became a Political Force

By Andy Hanson

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Code White

Sounding the Alarm on Violence against Health Care Workers

By Margaret M. Keith and James T. Brophy

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The Case for Basic Income

Freedom, Security, Justice

By Jamie Swift and Elaine Power

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Bent out of Shape

Shame, Solidarity, and Women’s Bodies at Work

By Karen Messing

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1919

A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike

By Graphic History Collective and David Lester

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Drawn to Change

Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle

By Graphic History Collective, with Paul Buhle

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