Labour News Update: May 30, 2016

Why $15 matters | Left behind during maternity leave | Class struggle at Pearson Airport | Voices of Saskatchewan’s precarious workforce | Montreal Old Port Strike | Canada Post negotiations | Precarious work should be illegal | Ford austerity continues | McDonald’s HQ occupation |… Read More

Class struggle at Pearson airport

By Tim Heffernan The following is an interview with Sean Smith, Mobilization Co-ordinator with UNIFOR 2002 and a representative of the Toronto Airport Workers Council. The interview was conducted in April 2016. Tim: Tell me about the issues facing workers at Pearson Airport. Sean: Well,… Read More

Weekend Video: Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth (1954) is an American drama film written by Michael Wilson, directed by Herbert J. Biberman, and produced by Paul Jarrico. All had been blacklisted by the Hollywood establishment due to their alleged involvement in communist politics. The film is one of… Read More

Newfoundland is Rising Against Austerity

By Robert Devet’s Atlantic correspondent Something very much out of the ordinary is happening in Newfoundland and Labrador. People are so angry about the recent provincial austerity budget that even long-time activists say they have never seen the likes of it. The newly elected… Read More