By Jeremy Appel Faculty and academic service officers at Concordia University of Edmonton beared blistering cold temperatures on Jan. 4 to kick off the first-ever post-secondary strike action in Alberta outside a mansion the employer purchased while they were negotiating a new contract. The 82-member Concordia University of Edmonton Faculty Association (CUEFA) voted to go Continue readingA small university strike sets big Alberta precedent
Rankandfile.ca readers found no shortage of union-busters, profiteers and corrupt politicians to nominate for this year’s competition, so pull up your hip waders and get ready for this human sewage. We’ve narrowed the field down to 8 candidates. There are 4 public sector and 4 private sector scumbags. As usual, past Scumbags of the Year Continue readingVote for 2021’s Scumbag of the Year
It’s that time of year again… …to gather with co-workers, friends and family and share our stories of the boss class. We continue Rankandfile.ca’s annual tradition of nominating and voting for Scumbag of the Year. THE AWARDS Private sector Scumbag of the Year Public sector Scumbag of the Year THE RULES In the comment section below, nominate Continue readingNominate 2021’s Scumbag of the Year!
By Doug Nesbitt Editor of Rankandfile.ca If you want a union in your workplace, it’s hard to know where to start. Talking union on the job will get you shushed by co-workers, or worse, fired my management. The fear of retaliation is real. So here’s some basic advice on how to get things started. The Continue readingCrash course: Starting a union in your workplace
By Jeremy Appel Rankandfile.ca’s Cargill correspondent The new agreement won by workers at Cargill’s High River, Alberta meatpacking plant is a significant improvement over its previous iteration and could provide a template for labour struggles in the industry, according to labour relations experts. Members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 401 voted 71% in Continue readingWorkers’ gains at Cargill set stage for JBS bargaining