Our members want to be engaged but they’re not sure how By Tiffany Balducci President, CUPE 960 Unions know how to negotiate contracts with unfair and greedy employers, but how do they engage their own members? In order to remain relevant in 2015 and beyond, the labour movement must connect meaningfully with their rank-and-file members Continue readingFrom popsicles to pledge cards
By Ryan Lum When the Palisades Media Arts Academy (PMAA), a non-profit in the San Romanoway buildings of the Jane-Finch neighbourhood in Toronto, closed its doors in April, aspiring producer Joel Kamalando felt like he’d had a stick thrown in his spokes. “I was going into the studio every day, working on my beats, really Continue readingToronto non-profit shutters music program to avoid union
by Gerard Di Trolio Over six hundred workers at the Air Canada Centre (ACC) went on strike at 5:00 p.m. on Friday December 13. Workers were out in full force that evening in the freezing cold picketing the ACC before a basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76’ers. Teamsters Local 847 members voted Continue readingMLSE is Offside at the Air Canada Centre
Richtree Market restaurant in Toronto’s Eaton Centre closed down in January of this year, putting its 50 unionized employees out of work. When the restaurant reopened in the mall, just meters away from its original location, it didn’t hire back any of its original staff. The workers and their union, Unite Here local 75, have been Continue readingOn the line with Richtree Market workers
by Peter Hasek Originally published at School Edition! on August 14 2013 Editor’s note: a rally in support of Toronto Plaza Hotel workers is taking place today (August 15) at noon at the Toronto Plaza Hotel on 1677 Wilson Street. The USW brothers and sisters at the Toronto Plaza Hotel have been on the line Continue readingToronto Plaza Hotel Strike: A First Hand Report!
For more on the strike, visit the strike website.
by David Bush and Doug Nesbitt Over a month has passed since Bill 115 was repealed by the Ontario Liberals, but the contracts imposed on the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation and Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario remain intact and effectively unchallenged. This has led to several incidents of open dissent from the ranks of Continue readingDissent brews in the OSSTF
Halifax cabbies | CP Rail | CAW 444 elections | Saint John media workers | Global youth unemployment | Toronto’s working poor | Flaherty’s EI reforms | Corporate criminal negligence | Charest’s Bill 78 Halifax cabbies consider unionizing Taxi drivers in Halifax, Nova Scotia are considering unionizing. Gary Jollymore, an independent cab driver in the city, Continue readingWeekly labour news update, May 23 2012