Autoworkers: Concessions and resistance

By Ritch Whyman The narrow 55 percent acceptance of the new contract by Ford Canada employees, brought to end the third round of bargaining by the union representing autoworkers (UNIFOR) and GM, Chrysler and Ford. Despite the automakers making massive profits the pattern set by the union… Read More

R&F Podcast Episode 7 – Mark Brown of CBTU West Coast Correspondent Daniel Tseghay speaks to Mark Brown of the Ontario chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists about the history of the organizations and its ongoing struggles of combating anti-Black racism in the workplace, the trade union movement, and beyond.

Teamsters United from the U.S. to Canada

The following is a statement made by Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) in the wake of the recent Teamster election. TDU backed Fred Zuckerman’s Teamsters United slate against the Hoffa-Hall slate. Teamsters United narrowly lost the vote. Employers play divide and conquer to keep… Read More

Weekend Video: Chinese Workers’ Uprising

China has been the fastest growing major economy in the world for three decades. It is also home to some of the largest, most incendiary, and most underreported labor struggles of our time. But under China’s labor management system, independent unionism is severely restricted, and… Read More

Trudeau’s war on a small Alberta town

By Crystal Warner CEIU Deputy Trustee BC/YT Selfie sticks were oddly missing on October 27 when senior federal government officials announced at a staff-only meeting that the Case Processing Centre (CPC) for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) would be relocated from the town of… Read More

Employers nervous about Alberta WCB review

By Bob Barnetson Alberta is reviewing it workers’ compensation system for the first time in 15 years. A few weeks ago, Merit Contractors started a campaign with the basic message is that business is opposed to increased operating costs: The government’s intended direction is clear:… Read More