Unions see opportunity as new generation of organizers emerge amid pandemic
As the pandemic has dragged on, workers from companies have joined unions this year
How Erin O’Toole’s strategy to win over union voters could work
No guarantee his embrace of economic nationalism will pay off at the ballot box.
Judge sides with American Airlines over worker slowdown
Judge found merit in statistics compiled by American showing that workers took longer to fix planes and delayed more tasks.
Trudeau to meet labour leaders in Winnipeg
In the shadow of SNC-Lavalin scandal as company walks back CEO’s claim about lost jobs.
Mexican union declares victory in strike at 48 border plants
The mass strike erupted after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador decreed a doubling of the minimum wage in Mexico’s border zones.
Ontario passes sweeping labour reform law, rolls back many changes made by Liberals
The measures were applauded by some in the business community but condemned by anti-poverty activists.
BC’s new rules for provincial infrastructure projects challenged in court
Contractors association says rules not fair to non-unionized workers.
Quebec liquor store workers turn wine labels around as pressure tactic
Expressing frustration over protracted contract negotiations, workers at the Quebec Liquor Corp. are obscuring wine and liquor bottle labels and price stickers as a protest.
Hootsuite CEO warns of threat to innovation; unions laud closing of tax loopholes
Ryan Holmes says proposed changes to small business taxes could prevent Canada from becoming a hotbed for technology giants.
Labour movement has leapt forward in last decade, leaders say
But era of technology poses challenges and opportunities needed for workers to retrain.
Mihychuk looking forward to an end of TFW program
Federal labour minister hopes the day will come when temporary foreign worker program won’t be necessary.
Ontario will ban corporate, union donations: Wynne
Maximum individual donations in federal range of $1,500.
Ontario to tighten rules on corporate and union political donations: Wynne
There will also be new rules on so-called third party advertising.
UAW unworried about political blowback for joint effort with German union
Unions will work together to boost wages and working conditions for the 100,000 people working for German employers in the US auto sector.
Unions go all out to stop Obama’s trade agenda
US President wants fast track powers to offer trade proposals that Congress can ratify or reject, but not change.
Unions extend contract as workers await jobs at BC’s Site C dam
Deal expected to keep labour climate stable.
Clark tells BC Hydro to permit union organizing on Site C
Province’s council of building trades has filed a lawsuit that argues BC Hydro’s plan violates the charter.
Unions are ‘keeping the barbarians at the gate,’ Biden tells auto workers
A concerted war on labour threatens to weaken the bargaining power of American unions, US vice-president tell auto conference.
Tories oppose Hudak’s plan to make union dues optional, Liberals say
The PC leader says he’s “tired of other countries and states eating our lunch and taking away manufacturing jobs.”
Dennis Williams gets UAW president nod as King prepares to retire
Williams was an integral part of bargaining with the Detroit automakers in 2011.
Boeing labour contract eliminates pensions for new hires
Company’s engineers headed back to work, but technical workers vote to authorize strike.
Michigan approves laws limiting unions
Democrats, including Obama, offered a series of amendments to keep union rights intact, but were rejected by Republican dominated legislature.
CAW delegates vote ‘Yes!’ to super union with CEP
New entity to represent 300,000 across 20 sectors.
Unions turn to new ideas to stay afloat
Reorganizing while under seige from corporations, government.
CAW, CEP formalize plan for industrial super-union
Merger would represent more than 300,000 Canadian workers.
Indiana closer to ousting labour unions
Republican lawmakers in Indiana have passed legistation prohibiting labour contracts requiring works to pay union fees.