The Unifor Convention: A short primer

The merger of the Canadian Autoworkers (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union (CEP) into a single union called Unifor is taking place August 31-September 1 in Toronto. Unifor will consist of over 300,000 members, creating the largest private sector union in Canada. The… Read More

Rank and file podcast with Kyle Buott

Dave Bush speaks with Kyle Buott, President of the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council, about trade unionism and worker activism. Kyle addresses the political importance of local labour councils in regional labour movement struggles and building solidarity between workplace issues and social movements. [audio:http://rankandfile.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/kyle_buott_final.mp3|titles=Kyle Buott,… Read More

Labour News Update: 19 August 2013

Canada After the longest certification campaign in Saskatchewan’s history, workers at the Weyburn Wal-Mart voted to decertify. The decertification vote took place in 2010, but the ballot box was sealed pending a court challenge and appeal. Wal-Mart was found guilty of numerous unfair labour practices… Read More

Labour News Update – August 5 2013

A weekly digest of labour and labour-related news Locked out Nanticoke workers reject U.S. Steel’s latest offer CBC News, August 1 2013 American Fast Food Strikes Catch Fire David Moberg, In These Times, July 29 2013 Quebec brewery workers hold solidarity pickets for striking NAPE… Read More