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CUPE delegation in Israel-Palestine 2018-07-22 [CUPE]

Minimum Wage Earner Demographics Are Changing 2018-07-21 [Teamsters]

IRB review proposals will not improve asylum claims process 2018-07-21 [PSAC]

Judge quashes politically motivated CRA audits 2018-07-21 [NUPGE]

Fighting to Change the Culture of Bullying at Canada Post – Next Steps 2018-07-21 [CUPW]

Reel Women Seen wins 2018 Best Director Award 2018-07-21 [ACTRA]

Teamsters members at CP Rail ratify new contract 2018-07-21 [CBC]

Retaliate against U.S. ‘where it hurts them most’: Unifor 2018-07-20 [Bloomberg]

Organizing against racist attacks in your workplace 2018-07-20 [Rank and File]

What exactly is in McIntyre Powder? Sudbury researcher analysing dust inhaled by miners 2018-07-20 [CBC]

Uranium Industry No Threat to U.S. 2018-07-19 [USW]

‘Last resort’: Why Canada’s postal workers believe they may be forced to strike 2018-07-17 [Simcoe.com]

Number of government employees fired for misconduct, incompetence sees sharp increase 2018-07-16 [CBC]

Pay Equity: Mediation Continues 2018-07-14 [CUPW]

Canada Post ‘hellbent’ on labour dispute as talks continue, union president says 2018-07-13 [The Star]

Happy 100th birthday, Grace Hartman 2018-07-12 [CUPE]

Talks to resume in eight-week health worker strike 2018-07-12 [The Sun-Times]

CUPE files application with CIRB to represent WestJet flight attendants 2018-07-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Majority of WestJet flight attendants sign union cards, says CUPE 2018-07-11 [CBC]

Outspoken former RCMP officer Krista Carle has died 2018-07-10 [CBC]

Former WestJet flight attendant draws attention to sexual harassment in airline industry 2018-07-09 [The Star]

Trading away the potential for stronger labour rights 2018-07-07 [The Telegram]

The Environmental Racism: Panel Presentation 2018-07-07 [CBTU]

Introducing Rank and File Radio – Prairies Edition 2018-07-06 [Rank and File]

Sasol senior employees want to strike over black employees' scheme: union 2018-07-04 [Eyewitness News]

Union launches #IShopCanada campaign following U.S. tariffs 2018-07-04 [The Standard]

2018 Migrant Workers Scholarship winners announced 2018-07-03 [UFCW]

Martinez pledges IAM support to Canada – opposes trade tariffs 2018-07-03 [IAMAW]

Strategic organizing works! 2018-07-03 [IAMAW]

Protecting Canadian IAM members in Trade Dispute 2018-07-03 [IAMAW]

Nurse Practitioners can be Canada’s solution to health care gaps: new study 2018-07-03 [CFNU]

It’s Time to Stand Up for Workers’ Rights 2018-07-03 [CUPW]

What is a child care desert? 2018-07-01 [CUPE]

CP Rail electrical workers ratify three-year deal; train crews voting in July 2018-06-30 [The Financial Post]

Unifor welcomes metal sector support and retaliatory tariffs 2018-06-30 [Unifor]

‘Explore’ further retaliation if Trump doesn’t change course: union 2018-06-30 [iPolitics]

Counter-Tariff Measures and Industry/Community Supports a Good First Step 2018-06-30 [USW]

CFNU Makes Case to Health Ministers for Greater Use of Nurse Practitioners 2018-06-30 [VOCM]

Unifor launches #IShopCanada campaign to counter U.S. protectionism 2018-06-29 [Bloomberg]

Union urges consumers to #BuyCanadian as trade war with U.S. heats up 2018-06-29 [The Star]

Union launches 'I Shop Canada' campaign to counter U.S. trade moves 2018-06-29 [CTV]

What will it take to draw women to the skilled trades? 2018-06-29 [The Daily Commercial News]

Postmedia cuts staff and stops printing 9 newspapers 2018-06-27 [Unifor]

Marijuana and the workplace: Time to reboot our thinking 2018-06-24 [The Globe and Mail]

All aboard! Seafarers union pushes to recruit workers 2018-06-24 [CBC]

Newfoundland Commitment to Criminally Investigate Workplace Deaths and Injuries Must Be Matched Across Canada 2018-06-24 [USW]

School psychologists, speech pathologists raise concerns over hiring of non-union workers 2018-06-23 [Global]

‘Move on’: Unifor president urges workers 65 and older to retire, if they can 2018-06-23 [Global]

Is the brewing industry going flat? 2018-06-22 [Teamsters]

Teamsters Support Eagle Spirit Energy Corridor 2018-06-22 [Teamsters]

This month in labour history

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the steel plant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. In the 1930s, memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to union recognition. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

14-07-1918 Birth of Grace Hartman, who became the first woman to lead a national union in North America when she was elected President of CUPE in 1975. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario, steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, the steelworkers hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

15-07-1946 Steelworkers Local 1005 members walked off the job at Stelco, pressing for higher wages, a 40-hour work week and regular dues deduction. The bitter strike lasted for 81 days. [more]

19-07-1983 Kamloops BCGEU members began a three-week occupation of the Tranquille Institution, after learning that the BC govt planned its closure. Workers took control of the facility. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims enemy sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

25-07-1917 An early morning explosion at No. 12 colliery in New Waterford, Nova Scotia kills 65 men and boys in the worst single disaster in the Cape Breton coal mines. A grand jury later approves criminal charges against officials, but there are no convictions. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]