We set out to smash some well-known myths about millennials — that they’re frivolous, disinterested in the world, wired 24/7, live to work, expect flexibility and don’t want to have kids — in pursuit of decent work — in this inaugural series.
Introducing Avocado Toast
With help from some of the smartest and most passionate people we know, we’re looking at millennial myths and smashing them.
Millennials are Frivolous
Millennials aren’t getting ahead because of their frivolous spending on fancy phones and avocado toast, right? Debt and precarious employment might be closer to reality.
Millennials Don’t Care About the World
Doing it for the gram or for the greater good? We look at how millennials are fighting for social and economic justice and how decent work (or lack thereof) plays a role in their participation in the wider world.
Millennials are Wired
It seems like millennials are addicted to their phones. What's that about? The need for constant validation, workplace expectations or something else?
Millennials Work to Live
In a world of work that looks increasingly precarious, young workers are taking leadership in the labour movement and showing why union organizing matters.
Dispatches from the Young Workers’ Assembly
At the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Young Workers’ Assembly, young union activists talk about their place in the labour movement and its future.
Millennials Want Flexibility
For some millennial workers, flexibility is a dream; for others, a nightmare. It depends on who you ask and what you mean by flexibility.
Millennials Don’t Want Kids
Millennials are having fewer kids, but what’s driving that choice, and what does decent work have to do with it?
Do You Eat Avocado Toast?
All millennials eat it, right? Prepare for some surprising and hilarious answers.