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STRIKING DIFFERENCE
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Sun, 10/06/2019 - 15:27

Strikes bring ‘unbreakable human solitarity’

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WORKERS KNOW THEY ARE THEIR OWN BEST FRIENDS. That’s why they go on strike, says Jane McAlevey. That’s why 49,000 UAW (United Autoworkers Union) members went on strike September 16, she says.

WORKERS KNOW THEY ARE THEIR OWN BEST FRIENDS. That’s why they go on strike, says Jane McAlevey. That’s why 49,000 UAW (United Autoworkers Union) members went on strike September 16, she says.

“Workers learn to strike and have the confidence to strike by watching other workers strike and win,” says McAlevey, a union organizer, author, and scholar at the...

Lethal lies
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Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:14

Oil bosses force workers to lie about dangers to keep their jobs

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MATTHEW LINNITT HAD TO RUN FOR HIS LIFE AND LIE ABOUT IT. It was the only way he could save himself and his job.

Glad to be alive: Matthew Linnitt with his two sons

MATTHEW LINNITT HAD TO RUN FOR HIS LIFE AND LIE ABOUT IT. It was the only way he could save himself and his job.

Matthew was working on an oil well in northwestern Alberta in May 2016. He was left alone. He shouldn’t have been. He thought the well was properly capped. It wasn’t. A geyser of toxic sour gas spewed out of the well. He searched for the site’s emergency...

SIMPLY CRIMINAL
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Sun, 09/08/2019 - 12:56

Criminal charges against company in worker death make history

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SAM FITZPATRICK’S COMPLAINTS DIDN’T SAVE HIM. Sam was killed on the job on February 22, 2009. He was crushed to death under a huge bolder. He had warned his bosses something like that might happen just the day before.

Sam Fitzpatrick

SAM FITZPATRICK’S COMPLAINTS DIDN’T SAVE HIM. Sam was killed on the job on February 22, 2009. He was crushed to death under a huge bolder. He had warned his bosses something like that might happen just the day before.

It took a twenty year fight to get his employer into court to answer...

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This month in labour rights history

The International Labour Organization celebrates the 60th anniversary of Convention No. 98 on Collective Bargaining and the Right to Organize. Canada remains one of only 23 countries in the world more...

October 12, 2009

In Quotes

"The use of picket lines is an invaluable tool in the economic arsenal of workers in the collective bargaining process” (para 35). more...

Supreme Court of Canada decision Alberta v. UFCW - November 15, 2013,