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

They give us strength

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

 

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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
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Wed, 01/02/2019 - 12:21

Women’s work still not done

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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
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Thu, 01/03/2019 - 15:57

Amazon workers win concessions—demonstrate for more

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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...

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This month in labour rights history

The National Union released its study, The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: A Doubled-Edged Sword for Unions? NUPGE was the first union to sound the alarm with respect to the possibility more...

January 27, 1986

In Quotes

“Income inequality in Canada is much higher today than it was a generation ago. These trends can be reversed with strong labour rights, progressive taxation and quality public services.” more...

Armine Yalnizyn, Senior Associate, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives ,