Precarious young retail workers: Part 2

Read Part 1 here By Daniel Tseghay In her 2014 book, Revolutionizing Retail: Workers, Political Action, and Social Change, Kendra Coulter, a Labour Studies professor at Brock University, precarity is shown to be a consistent part of the retail sector. This is especially concerning considering… Read More

Unifor de-charters BC locals

By Daniel Tseghay On November 8, the Unifor National Executive Board voted to revoke the local union charters of a number of British Columbian staff representative locals. These previously Unifor locals were made up of members who worked at other unions. This consisted of members… Read More

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

Why we should vote down the GM contract

At half-past midnight on September 20th, the framework of a tentative agreement was reached between Unifor and General Motors  that narrowly averted a strike. The Unifor Local 222 union hall in Oshawa erupted with cheers, then quickly fell silent as our mobilized strike teams waited… Read More

GM Oshawa: the untold story of CEVA

by Cory Weir GM Oshawa assembly line worker With the Big Three automakers at the bargaining table with Unifor, there has been no shortage of public attention given to workers in Oshawa’s GM car assembly plants. We’ve all seen the economics of what it would… Read More