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STRIKING BACK
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Mon, 01/21/2019 - 09:52

Ferry workers ask court to confirm their right to strike

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THE RIGHT TO STRIKE IS NOT OPEN TO INTERPRETATION. That’s the principle at the heart of a case the BC Ferry & Marine Workers Union (BCFMWU) has taken to the BC Supreme Court.

THE RIGHT TO STRIKE IS NOT OPEN TO INTERPRETATION. That’s the principle at the heart of a case the BC Ferry & Marine Workers Union (BCFMWU) has taken to the BC Supreme Court.

The union wants the court to overturn an arbitrator’s ruling that interpreted the union’s 2007 acceptance of a binding arbitration process as the same as giving up the absolute right to...

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...

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...

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This month in labour rights history

This was the date that Supreme Court of Canada Justice Ivan Rand handed down his arbitration decision ending the Ford strike of 1945 in Windsor, Ontario. As part of his decision, Justice Rand came more...

January 29, 1946

In Quotes

"High rates of unionization lead to greater income equality, lower unemployment and inflation, higher productivity and speedier adjustments to economic shocks." more...

Unions and Collective Bargaining Economic Effects in a Global Environment, The World Bank,