by Emily Leedham Regina refinery workers have been locked out since December 5, 2019. This short video provides a recap of the struggle to the present, including the scab camp: a ticking COVID-19 time bomb. Sign the petition to shut down the scab camp here.
Work, Labour, and Democracy: Searching for the Next Labour Movement a talk by Elaine Bernard At Congress 2014, Brock’s Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI) created a transdisciplinary space fostering dialogue and galvanizing colleagues from the social sciences and humanities around themes of social justice. This video is a talk given by Harvard University labour scholar Continue readingWeekend Video: Work, Labour, and Democracy
RankandFile.ca is starting a book club. The first book we are reading is Teamster Rebellion by Farrell Dobbs. This book examines the 1934 Teamster strike wave in Minneapolis from the perspective of a union activist. This labour battle was one of the high points of the 1930s union movement in the United States. If you Continue readingWeekend Video: Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934
Unions are one of the only remaining democratic institutions under capitalism strong enough to take on neoliberal policies. But are unions rising to the challenge? Especially when it comes to young workers? Faced with an increased casualization of work and chronic unemployment, young workers have less and less access to unions and to unionized workplaces. Continue readingWeekend Video: Unions, capitalism, young workers
A weekly digest of labour and labour-related news Canada PSAC going to federal court over forced vote at CBSA PSAC communication, July 2013 Ratification of Agreement Ends Airport Strike PSAC new release, 22 July 2013
Changes to Canada’s federal temporary foreign workers program: Is there any difference? Foreign Workers Canada: Tories Change Course On Controversial Program Wildcats in Alberta: Is labour militancy on the rise in Wildrose country? Alberta jail guard wildcat strike leaves main courthouses in gridlock Alberta jail guard union fined, found in contempt of court Workers on Continue readingLabour News Update, 30 April 2013
As part of a new workers protest movement emerging out of the Atlantic provinces and Quebec, organized labour has been coordinating large town halls on the EI changes brought about by the Harper government. The town halls are providing an open floor for people to share their experiences and concerns, as well as discuss and Continue readingCape Breton workers speak out against EI changes