Weekend Video: Powder Keg

In 1979 fifth estate host Ian Parker reported on the controversial Canadian practice of exposing mine workers to aluminum dust filtered directly into their locker room. It was believed that the dust would coat their lungs and protect miners from the dangerous effects of silica… Read More

HTU Striking for Jobs and Journalism

By Dan Darrah In the wake of a contract dispute unresolved by conciliation and bargaining, 61 workers at the Halifax-based Chronicle-Herald newspaper walked off the job late last Friday, mandated by an overwhelming 98.3 per cent in favour of strike vote. In negotiations prior, management… Read More

Weekend Video: Plutocracy

Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on the the ways in which the American people have historically been divided on the basis of race, ethnicity,… Read More

The Struggle to Organize WestJet Flight Attendants

By Samantha Ponting and Andrew Stevens On Feb. 26, 2014, the WestJet Professional Flight Attendants’ Association (WPFAA) began a certification drive to unionize WestJet flight attendants, amidst resistance from management. The WPFAA is an in-house representative organization seeking union certification under the Canada Labour Code.… Read More

Labour News Update Jan.18 2016

Boycott Scab Chips | Chronicle-Herald labour dispute | Canada Post superboxes fail again | Liberals rubber stamp TPP | US Steel fight in Hamilton | Deadly oil patch explosion | New Brunswick austerity budget | Rideau-Carleton OLG lockout | Fredericton bus drivers Boycott Scab Chips… Read More

Weekend Video: At the River I Stand

At the River I Stand (Directed by David Appleby, Allison Graham and Steven Ross, 1993). A poignant documentary set in Memphis, Tennessee during the 1960s, At the River I Stand, is a narrative about mobilization, determination and tragedy during the civil rights movement. It covers… Read More