Partner Organizations

UNIONS MATTER #11
skip
Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:59

They give us strength

q

Young workers have discovered an old union truth: We are stronger than we know when we stand together.

 

s

YOUNG WORKERS HAVE DISCOVERED AN OLD TRUTH: We are stronger than we know when we stand together.

Baristas are discovering that. They are starting to “wake up and smell the coffee.” They are...

WOMEN’S WAVE
skip
Wed, 01/02/2019 - 12:21

Women’s work still not done

q

WOMEN ARE TAKING IT TO THE STREETS AGAIN. The third annual US women’s march is set for January 19. The 2018 march was the largest demonstration ever in the USA. Canadian women held their own marches in 2018 and will do the same again this year all across Canada from Parliament Hill to major cities, small towns and tiny villages like remote Sandy Cove in Nova Scotia.

Marissa Matthews, left, Samantha Milling, Serena Vanaert and Sara Vanaert at the Ottawa Women’s March, 2018.

WOMEN ARE TAKING IT TO THE STREETS AGAIN. The third annual US women’s march is set for January 19. The 2018...

AMAZON CRACKS
skip
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 15:57

Amazon workers win concessions—demonstrate for more

q

SOMALI WORKERS IN MINNESOTA HAVE CRACKED THE AMAZON WALL. They have gotten Amazon to negotiate with them. It’s something no other workers have ever been able to do.

Workers rally outside the Amazon operation in Minnesota December 14

SOMALI WORKERS IN MINNESOTA HAVE CRACKED THE AMAZON WALL. They have gotten Amazon to negotiate with them. It’s something no other workers have ever been able to do.

But the Somali-American workers want more than words. They held a rally outside the Amazon operation in Shakopee, Minnesota on December 14 to...

Subscribe to Latest Items

This month in labour rights history

The first workers’ compensation legislation in Canada, the Ontario Workers’ Compensation Act, was proclaimed. The legislation was the result of a Royal Commission headed by William Meredith who more...

January 1, 1915

In Quotes

“Unions make an important contribution to democracy …as actors of democracy …by promoting the moral values and ideals of democracy … and by using techniques of democracy such as social protest." more...

Nathalie Des Rosiers, General Counsel, Canadian Civil Liberties Association,