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SOLIDARITY BY THE SLICE
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Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:15

Canadian air traffic controllers send pizzas to comrades without pay

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YA GOTTA LOVE WORKING FOLKS. They can always see through all the baloney and bullshit to do something good. That’s why Canadian air traffic controllers sent hundreds of pizzas to American air traffic controllers on January 11.

David Heady and Julie Lytle, air traffic controllers in Portland, Maine, were two of the many American controllers treated to pizza by Canadian air traffic controllers

YA GOTTA LOVE WORKING FOLKS. They can always see through all the baloney and bullshit to do something good. That’s why Canadian air traffic controllers sent hundreds of pizzas to American air traffic controllers on January 11.

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 not alone.

Young workers are unionizing everywhere, from coffee shops to legal clinics.

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.

BULLSHIT JOBS
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Thu, 01/03/2019 - 16:59

Making us work at pointless jobs is the whole point

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ALL JOBS ARE BULLSHIT JOBS. It’s in the nature of the beast we call capitalism to make them that way. Deep in our reptilian brains we all know this. A graduate degree in economics is not required. A Tim Horton’s degree will do.

ALL JOBS ARE BULLSHIT JOBS. It’s in the nature of the beast we call capitalism to make them that way. Deep in our reptilian brains we all know this. A graduate degree in economics is not required. A Tim Horton’s degree will do.

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 reinforce that point.

SUICIDE WATCH
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Sun, 12/30/2018 - 09:35

The high mental cost of a free education: Why I left RMC

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“THERE’S NO LIFE LIKE IT”—THANK GOODNESS. That’s not the reaction the Canadian military got to their recruitment slogan back in the 1980s. They often do now.

Royal Military College welcomes 350 officer cadets, Aug. 2017

“THERE’S NO LIFE LIKE IT”—THANK GOODNESS. That’s not the reaction the Canadian military got to their recruitment slogan back in the 1980s. They often do now.

No one expects life for military recruits to be a walk in the park. But the truth is that in Canada these days it is far too often a danger to their mental health.

The suicide rate at the Royal Military College (RMC) in Kingston , Ontario is 35 times higher than the national average.

UNBOWED
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Sun, 12/30/2018 - 13:02

Injured workers continue battle for their rights

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THE GRINCH IS ALL TOO REAL FOR INJURED WORKERS IN ONTARIO. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) steals their Christmas from them just like the cartoon character. But, there is no happy ending for injured workers. The meanness of the WSIB lasts year after year. But the workers remain unbowed.

THE GRINCH IS ALL TOO REAL FOR INJURED WORKERS IN ONTARIO. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) steals their Christmas from them just like the cartoon character. But, there is no happy ending for injured workers. The meanness of the WSIB lasts year after year. But the workers remain unbowed.

UNIONS MATTER #10
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Wed, 12/19/2018 - 16:24

Even the Globe & Mail says so

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Unions are the foundation of our democracy

 

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Published December 7, 2018

If unions fail
our democracy may well be at stake

 

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Christo Aivalis

MOTHER LOAD
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Mon, 12/17/2018 - 12:32

‘Motherhood penalty’ traps working mothers in a double bind

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MOTHERHOOD IS A DRAG AT WORK. It catches working women in a double bind. First, like all women, they have to accept lower pay than men. But become a mother and it gets even worse.

MOTHERHOOD IS A DRAG AT WORK. It catches working women in a double bind. First, like all women, they have to accept lower pay than men. But it gets worse if you become a mother.

Working costs mothers more. They have to spend a lot of their pay on the childcare they need to allow them to go out to work in the first place.

NFW DOUG
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Sat, 12/15/2018 - 12:34

Union alliance won’t let Ford have it all his own way in Ontario

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DOUG FORD WANTS TO BE THE BURGER KING OF ONTARIO. He wants to have it all his own way. Unions there have distinctly different plans for the Ontario premier.

Unifor president Jerry Dias (left) and OPSEU president Smokey Thomas

DOUG FORD WANTS TO BE THE BURGER KING OF ONTARIO. He wants to have it all his own way. Unions there have distinctly different plans for the Ontario premier.

OPSEU (the Ontario Public Service Employees Union) and Unifor have joined forces in a formal alliance to go toe-to-toe with Ford. The two unions represent 470,000 workers—about one in every four workers in Ontario.

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