Building a Stewards Council

by Paul Krehbiel Originally published at Labor Notes Want a stronger union at work? Consider building a stewards council. With only five stewards for 1,700 workers, demoralization was high at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. The union, the old Service Employees (SEIU) Local… Read More

Protecting Education from Schooling

The Common Interest of Elementary, Secondary, and Post-Secondary Teachers By Jeff Noonan Vice-President (Internal) Windsor University Faculty Association As Alan Sears demonstrates in his superb Retooling the Mind Factory, the values the school system will serve has been a fundamental political-economic problem for over a… Read More

Roll Up The Boss To Win

Tim Hortons vs. Workers in Winnipeg by Doug Nesbitt Less than a month ago, several workers at four Tim Hortons stores in Winnipeg began talking union. Management quickly learned of the union activities and, following a captive audience meeting, fired one of the women workers… Read More

Labour News Update – 6 January 2014

In this week’s update: the campaign to save Canada Post Ten months: the strike at Labatt’s in St. John’s Public service showdown with Tories in 2014 Concessions at Boeing CUPE National squashes drive in Ottawa Cambodian garment workers murdered by police New dangers for foreign… Read More