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SENT PACKING
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Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:50

Unions plus citizen action make NYC too hot for Amazon HQ2

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PISSING OFF THE UNIONS DIDN’T HELP. But that wasn’t the only problem with the deal to bring the second Amazon headquarters (HQ2) to New York City.

PISSING OFF THE UNIONS DIDN’T HELP. But that wasn’t the only problem with the deal to bring the second Amazon headquarters (HQ2) to New York City. Amazon expected unanimous support and universal praise. They didn’t get it. Popular opposition turned the whole thing into a public relations shitshow. So, the largest corporation the world has ever known ran away. They just took their headquarters and ran...

SUPREME APPROVAL
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Mon, 02/25/2019 - 12:02

CFLR study: Supreme Court creates ‘brave new world’ for union rights

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UNIONS HAVE THE SUPREME COURT ON THEIR SIDE. The proof of that is set out in detail in Brave New World: Fundamental Labour Rights in the Charter Era, the latest major study from the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights (CFLR).

 

UNIONS HAVE THE SUPREME COURT ON THEIR SIDE. The proof of that is set out in detail in Brave New World: Fundamental Labour Rights in the Charter Era, the latest major study from the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights (CFLR)

The paper shows that the evolution of the...

CLEANING UP
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Sun, 02/17/2019 - 11:59

Worker, union, community solidarity defeats DND privatization bid

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SHIRLEY PECK BEAT THE ODDS. She and her union took on the Canadian military and won.

SHIRLEY PECK BEAT THE ODDS. She and her union took on the Canadian military and won.

The DND (Department of National Defence) was all set to yank Shirley’s job away from her and six others last fall. Shirley, and her co-workers, and all the members of her PSAC (Public Service Alliance of Canada) union local refused to roll over and play dead. They took on the huge bureaucracy, fought to keep their jobs and won.

Shirley still works as a cleaner at CFB...

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This month in labour rights history

The government of Prince Edward Islands proclaimed amendments to its Trade Union Act which outlawed national and international unions and their organizers from coming into the province. The more...

March 25, 1948

In Quotes

Canada's reputation as an international champion of human rights falls appallingly short when it comes to the question of workers' rights.  While we are among the first nations to sign international labour conventions, too often we break them when they prove inconvenient at home. more...

Ed Broadbent, Former Member of Parliament, Past President, Rights and Democracy,