Labour News Update, June 5 2017

$15 minimum wage | Quebec construction strike | Trudeau infrastructure bank | Calgary postal workers | Cold Lake seniors home lockout | Saskatchewan school bus cuts | Hamilton steelworkers | TTC subway air | Sudbury transit safety | Edmonton transit workers Experts decry back-to-work legislation… Read More

Putting the mask on TTC subway air pollution

By Donna Burman, member of ATU Local 113 Recently, a study led by University of Toronto (U of T) chemical engineer Greg Evans published in Environmental Science and Technology demonstrated that that trains and platforms of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) have higher levels of… Read More

Labour News Update: May 22 2017

Striking Zoo workers using puns against management | GE report on Peterborough workers’ health makes ‘other evidence’ clear | Union vows to fight move giving railways access to video recorders data | Local roofer gets day in jail, fine | Flex-N-Gate ratification vote fails; members… Read More

Weekend Video: Debating Basic Income

The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has been championed by both progressives and conservatives. Not everyone on the left, however, is behind the idea. Is the UBI a means of redistributing wealth, attacking poverty and protecting workers from technological displacement? Or will basic… Read More