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BENCH STRENGTH
daviddavis
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:51

Junior hockey players press owners for decent treatment

17-year-old Ryan Falkenham led Halifax Mooseheads to 2013 Memorial Cup win. One year later a hip injury ended his dream of playing in the NHL.

GETTING A CHANCE TO PLAY JUST ISN’T ENOUGH. Even though the owners of the 60 teams in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) say it should be.

17-year-old Ryan Falkenham led Halifax Mooseheads to 2013 Memorial Cup win. One year later a hip injury ended his dream of playing in the NHL

GETTING A CHANCE TO PLAY JUST DOESN'T CUT IT. The teenage players on the 60 teams in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) believe they deserve more. The team owners don’t agree. More and more players are acting to change that.

NO DONE DEAL
skip
Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:08

Neo-liberalism is a deal with the devil— and not just for women

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MORE JOBS FOR WOMEN IS NOT GOOD NEWS. Sophie Webb explains why in her new study A Deal with the Devil: An analysis of the feminization of labour, the rise of the precariat and the effects of contract work on Canadians

MORE JOBS FOR WOMEN IS NOT GOOD NEWS. Sophie Webb explains why in her new study A Deal with the Devil: An analysis of the feminization of labour, the rise of the precariat and the effects of contract work on Canadians—the latest research sponsored by the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights and the Canadian Labour Institute for Social and Economic Fairness.

IT TAKES A UNION
skip
Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:10

Unions bargain a $100 million payout to low-wage workers in B.C.

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UNION HATERS ARE HAVING A HARD TIME IN B.C. There is a $100 million answer to the question “what have unions done for you lately.”

UNION HATERS ARE HAVING A HARD TIME IN B.C. There is a $100 million answer to the question “what have unions done for you lately.”

Two union bargaining associations have won a total of $100 million dollars for 31,000 health and social care workers who worked for too little, too long. The BCGEU (BC Government Employees Union) is the lead union in both associations, which together include 12 other unions.

MAKE ‘EM PAY
skip
Thu, 11/29/2018 - 15:33

Pizza delivery man wins fight for $28,000 Domino’s cheated him out of

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JUAN SERVANTES WAS DETERMINED TO MAKE 'EM PAY. When Domino's Pizza didn't he complained. It got him fired. He complained some more. It finally got him the $28,144.55 he always said the fast food giant owed him.

Juan Servantes fought against being cheated and won

JUAN SERVANTES WAS DETERMINED TO MAKE 'EM PAY. When Domino's Pizza didn't he complained. It got him fired. He complained some more. It finally got him the $28,144.55 he always said the fast food giant owed him.

The father of six from Mississauga delivered pizzas for Domino’s for over four years. Domino’s did not pay him minimum wage or any benefits. Juan knew this was wrong and said so.

Protest and Joy
daviddavis
Wed, 11/28/2018 - 03:40

Our Favourite Songs

Woody Guthrie

Social activism and music have a long and storied history together.

From the Labour movement to the Civil Rights movement–music has been a key tool for social activists throughout the years. Two of our writers, Mike Martin and Skip Hambling have listed their top ten protest songs. Check out their lists and vote on which one has the best list! You can tell us your favourite protest songs by leaving them in the comments below. 

LOCK ‘EM UP
skip
Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:20

Jail time best thing for bad bosses

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DAVID DOOREY WANTS TO LOCK UP BAD BOSSES. The associate professor of Work Law and Industrial Relations at York University says it just might get them to treat their employees better. Nothing else seems to.

David Dooey, associate professor of Work Law and Industrial Relations

DAVID DOOREY WANTS TO LOCK UP BAD BOSSES. The associate professor of Work Law and Industrial Relations at York University says it just might get them to treat their employees better. Nothing else seems to.

UNIONS MATTER #9
skip
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:00

They deliver higher pay for women

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Women do better when they are in a union—way better.

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Women do better

Women do better when they are in a union—way better.

They earn, on average, $6.89/hour more than non-union women because their unions negotiated fair wages and work hours.

There were 2,425,000 women union members working all across Canada in 2013.

Union women make up 32.6% of all women workers

DEADLY PATTERN
skip
Sat, 11/10/2018 - 12:51

Fourth Fiera Foods temp worker killed at work

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ONCE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAN ENOUGH. IT WASN’T. Another worker has been killed on the job at a Fiera Foods operation in Toronto. The fourth at a Fiera Foods consortium operation since 1999.

Workers hold vigil to mark the death of worker killed on the job

ONCE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAN ENOUGH. IT WASN’T. Another worker has been killed on the job at a Fiera Foods operation in Toronto. The fourth at a Fiera Foods consortium operation since 1999.

NO DUMBELLS
skip
Sat, 11/10/2018 - 13:04

Fitness workers exercize their rights in Goodlife union drive

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THE GIG LIFE INCLUDES A UNION. Workers at Goodlife Fitness are proving it.

Dahlia Alie is part of a union drive involving more than 1,000 GoodLife Fitness employees in Toronto

THE GIG LIFE INCLUDES A UNION. Workers at Goodlife Fitness are proving it.

There are more than 12,000 of them. They work as group fitness instructors and personal trainers in more than 300 Goodlife locations from coast to coast. They have already won a $7.5 million class action lawsuit to collect back pay from Goodlife. Their union drive continues to build momentum.

NO BOGART
skip
Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:43

Public liquor stores best way to control cannabis sales in Ontario

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“YOU COULD CALL IT ‘REEFER MADNESS’, SAYS SMOKEY THOMAS. “Premier Ford wants to let just anyone set up shop to sell cannabis in Ontario. His plan is reckless and shameless. It exposes our youth to needless risk; plus, it's a payoff to his business buddies of millions in profits from cannabis sales.”

“YOU COULD CALL IT ‘REEFER MADNESS’, SAYS SMOKEY THOMAS. “Premier Ford wants to let just anyone set up shop to sell cannabis in Ontario. His plan is reckless and shameless. It exposes our youth to needless risk; plus, it's a payoff to his business buddies of millions in profits from cannabis sales.”

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