Rebuilding labour in a Tory heartland

by Doug Nesbitt An angry, boisterous crowd of hundreds marched through Brockville, descending upon the downtown constituency office of Bob Runciman, Ontario’s Solicitor General and MPP for Leeds-Grenville. The protesters, most of them OPSEU members on strike against the Harris government, wanted words with Runciman but… Read More

Reflections on Labor Notes 2016

By Gerard Di Trolio and Andrew Stevens With a record number of participants, 2016 Labor Notes conference in Chicago started off with a bang. Day one of the conference launched amidst demonstrations across the city, as the members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) staged events at… Read More

Reflecting on Quebec’s Common Front

By Chantal Sundaram The Common Front of half a million Quebec public sector workers that coordinated negotiations and general strikes between health, education and government employees last fall was an inspiration. Even though some members of the Common Front rejected the deal on salaries negotiated… Read More

Weekend Video: Locked Out

Locked Out is a 2010 documentary about the lockout of Borax miners represented by International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 30 in California by Rio Tinto.  As millions of American workers were facing cuts in their pay, their pensions and their benefits, a group of… Read More