Topic: Feed Your Head
Sobeys uses language to downplay blow to 800 fired workers
GETTING FIRED IS BAD ENOUGH. Calling it a “layoff,” when we all know the jobs are never coming back, is twisting the knife and then spinning it as a good thing, is twisting it again.
Topic: The Ways We Win
Poison powder gets the shaft
JANICE MARTELL FOUGHT AND FOUGHT AND FOUGHT—AND WON BIG. Workers made ill by breathing in McIntyre Powder will finally be taken seriously in two big ways.
- ‘Poster boy’ for PTSD denies care to fellow officers
DET. CONST. DEBBIE CARLETON'S JOB RUINED HER HEALTH. But getting the care any injured worker is entitled to is not easy. She has filed a complaint with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission to get it.
Football players score big in battle with team owners
BOSSES ZERO. WORKERS THREE. That’s not how the running battle between players in the National Football League (NFL) and team owners gets reported— but that’s more like the truth of it.
- Football player uses union contract to advance human rights stand
COLIN KAEPERNICK IS A SPECIAL FOOTBALL PLAYER. He has a conscience. It’s what led him to protest the systemic racism in the USA. It’s why no team will give him a job any more.
Waitresses force East Side Mario’s owner to act on sexual harrassment complaints
MEGAN CLEARY WAS DETERMINED TO END HER SEXUAL HARRASSMENT AT WORK. She expected her human rights to be honoured. She didn't stop until they were.
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