Labour News Update – August 5 2013

On July 31, fast food workers struck in seven American cities
Fast food workers strike in seven American cities

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 members at Labatt
NUPGE, August 2 2013

B.C. government proposes giving teachers right to strike to secure 10-year deal
Vancouver Sun, July 31 2013

The other side of MUNSU’s beer boycott
The Telegram, August 1 2013

Sammy Yatim: Police union head in war of words with OFL
Toronto Star, August 1 2013

Fast Food Wage (video)
The Daily Show, August 1 2013

U of O professors and librarians vote for strike mandate
CBC, August 1 2013

Rural Ontario mayor imposes his own employment terms on city staff, prompts strike
Labour Reporter, August 1 2013

Striking diplomats take feud with Clement to labour board
CBC, July 31 2013

Aicher lockout leaves workers gambling with their health
Hamilton Spectator, August 2 2013

Unions need to take the lead in getting labour education into our schools
Ben Sichel, Voices in Canadian Education, July 24 2013

Open for business, closed for workers: employment standards, the enforcement deficit, and vulnerable workers in Canada
Daniel Tucker-Simmons, Broadbent Institute, July 29 2013

After a pause, Walmart strikes back
Labor Notes, July 31 2013

New labor movement emerges in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin
James Cersonsky,, August 2 2013

Britons rally against “Zero Hour” contracts (video)
Al-Jazeera, August 4 2013

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