Hamilton fights to keep transit public

By Evan Johnston Transit workers in Hamilton have launched a new campaign to keep the city’s public transportation system — and specifically, the city’s newly approved Light-Rail Transit (LRT) — under public control. The campaign, “Keep Transit Public,” was launched on June 15 by Amalgamated Transit… Read More

The MANA lockout in Hamilton

By Evan Johnston The arrival of Max Aicher North America (MANA) in Hamilton was supposed to be a success story, ushering in a new era of advanced steel manufacturing in a beleaguered steel city eager for good news. Public money was thrown its way by… Read More

Harper lives: The U.S. Steel robbery

By David Bush Thousands of steelworkers, community members, and union allies from across the province rallied outside of Hamilton’s city hall on Jan. 30. The demonstration was called to show support for the workers at U.S. Steel who have weathered major job losses and are… Read More

The Canada Post Fight: News Round-Up

by David Bush and Doug Nesbitt Fourteen months have passed since Canada Post announced its radical overhaul of the postal service. Canada Post is still sticking to its plans of eliminating home delivery across the country, cutting 8,000 jobs, jacking up prices, and closing sorting… Read More