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Message from the President – PBO Report: Replacing Phoenix 2019-05-21 [PIPSC]

How close are we to Alabama? 2019-05-21 [NUPGE]

Auditor General of Canada raises concern that the tax system isn't keeping pace with the digital economy 2019-05-21 [NUPGE]

What will WestJet’s sale to Onex mean for workers? 2019-05-21 [Rank and File]

Federal workers’ unions increasingly at odds over replacing Phoenix pay system 2019-05-20 [Global]

General Strike: Cabaret 1919 2019-05-19 [LeftStreamed]

What the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike teaches every working person 2019-05-19 [CLC]

Unions Call for an End to Discriminatory Blood Donation Policies 2019-05-19 [CLC]

Ending tariffs means Canadians can get back to work 2019-05-19 [CLC]

Nurses tell Parliament they’ve had enough of violence on the job 2019-05-19 [CFNU]

The rise of the unpaid intern strike movement 2019-05-19 [ricochet]

Parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point 2019-05-19 [CTV]

RadioLabour Canada’s Country Report for the week May 13 - 17, 2019 2019-05-19 [RadioLabour]

United Steelworkers Welcomes Tariffs Deal, Urges Strong Measures to Protect Canadian Steel 2019-05-18 [USW]

Arbitration deadline extended for postal carriers 2019-05-18 [Blackburn]

Unifor welcomes removal of aluminum and steel tariffs 2019-05-18 [Unifor]

Historic Election at CUPW: Postal Workers Elect First Female Black President 2019-05-18 [CUPW]

The perils of being 'casual' at the CBC 2019-05-18 [The Globe and Mail]

Merger of Air Canada and Transat: CUPE will hold the new employer accountable 2019-05-18 [CUPE]

Criminal justice system stressed and nearing a breaking point, says a federal parole officer survey by the Union of Safety and Justice Employees of Canada 2019-05-17 [PSAC]

Should workers have a bigger stake in consumer co-ops? 2019-05-17 [Co-op News]

ITF Dockers unanimously support ILWU Canada after strike vote 2019-05-16 [ITF]

Transport Canada must implement now TSB recommendation on leaving carry-on baggage behind during an emergency 2019-05-16 [CUPE]

Skilled trade workers wooing youth as shortage looms 2019-05-16 [CBC]

Unifor energy workers sign historic pattern deal 2019-05-16 [Unifor]

Correctional officers’ union accepts compensation agreement for Phoenix 2019-05-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE response to Onex deal 2019-05-14 [CUPE]

WestJet sale leaves frontline staff exposed 2019-05-14 [Unifor]

Trudeau government tables bill that could reduce pension benefits 2019-05-14 [The Digital Journal]

From B.C. to Ontario: Fighting for Tips 2019-05-14 [R&F]

Why the Red State Revolt matters for Canada 2019-05-14 [Rank and File Radio]

The struggle for human rights is indivisible from the fight for workers rights 2019-05-14 [rabble]

Public Service Alliance blames Liberals for bargaining impasse 2019-05-14 [rabble]

PSAC rejects government offer, setting up potential post-election strike 2019-05-12 [Now]

‘What other industry would allow that?’: What it’s like to work for service apps 2019-05-12 [Global]

Shorter blood ban still discriminatory; behaviour-based survey needed 2019-05-11 [Unifor]

RadioLabour's Canada Report - May 10 - 17, 2019 2019-05-11 [RadioLabour]

PSAC moves closer to potential strike 2019-05-11 [CBC]

Public-service union rejects offer, setting up potential post-election strike 2019-05-11 [The Spectator]

Federal workers’ union rejects government offer, setting up possible strike vote 2019-05-11 [Global]

Bell Media must respect rights of workers in digital restructuring plans 2019-05-10 [Unifor]

Atlantic Council reviews year of groundbreaking solidarity and prepares for challenges ahead 2019-05-10 [Unifor]

Labour a key partner in a Canadian Green New Deal 2019-05-08 [The Star]

'An Unprecedented Opportunity to Build Justice and Prosperity': Canadian Coalition Launches Green New Deal Initiative 2019-05-08 [Eco Watch]

Large, Diverse, Non-partisan Coalition of Youth, Artists, Scientists, Indigenous Leaders and Groups Calls for Green New Deal for Canada 2019-05-07 [PGND]

PSAC rejects compensation offer for Phoenix pay fiasco 2019-05-07 [HRR]

Unifor recognizes the outstanding contributions of nurses during National Nursing Week 2019-05-07 [Unifor]

Coalition of unions and activists calls for Canadian version of 'Green New Deal' 2019-05-07 [CTV]

BC’s Workers Just Got Stronger Protections, but Canada Needs to Do Much More 2019-05-07 [The Tyee]

PSAC rejects compensation offer for Phoenix pay fiasco 2019-05-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

This month in labour history

1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards, to participate in safety decisions and to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Québec Common Front go to jail for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster reports that workers were intimidated into ignoring safety hazards. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, anarchist and labour organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue. She is later buried in Chicago with the Haymarket martyrs. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, labour and anarchist organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue, but she is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

15-05-1919 Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

18-05-1952 The American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs for 40,000 people at a union-sponsored concert at the Peace Arch between Washington State and British Columbia. His passport had been revoked and he had been refused admission to Canada. [more]

28-05-1927 The House of Commons approves a limited old age pension plan. To qualify, Canadians must be 70 years of age and pass a means test. Also, they must live in a participating province. [more]