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Today's news - Alberta

UNA’s first voluntary PRC mediation yields partial success and hope for improvement 2018-12-16 [UNA]

Les Teamsters condamnent la lâcheté des voleurs d’un véhicule blindé 2018-12-16 [Teamsters]

Teamsters Condemn Gutless, Cowardly Armoured Car Robbery in Edmonton 2018-12-14 [Teamsters]

FairServe.ca | Chef Daniel Huber creates a new organizing hub for Alberta restaurant workers 2018-12-14 [Rank and File]

December 6 is a time for Canadians to recommit to ending gender-based violence 2018-12-09 [UNA]

Class Size Matters 2018-12-08 [ATA]

Inclusive Model Needs New Life 2018-12-08 [ATA]

Suncor workers will soon be randomly tested for alcohol and drugs, company says 2018-12-06 [CBC]

Local postal workers protest after back-to-work bill passed 2018-12-04 [The Herald-Tribune]

Canada Post files injunction against picketing at processing plants in Alberta 2018-12-03 [The Star]

Protesters show solidarity with postal workers 2018-12-03 [The Herald]

Postal workers, union allies protest strike-breaking legislation 2018-12-03 [CBC]

‘It’s an attack on all our rights’: Hundreds rally in Edmonton, Calgary for postal workers and the right to strike 2018-12-02 [Global News]

‘It’s an attack on all our rights’: Hundreds rally in Edmonton, Calgary for postal workers and the right to strike 2018-12-02 [Global]

Canada Post gets court injunction after 'illegal picketing' at Edmonton mail plant 2018-12-02 [The Journal]

Public education needs your support 2018-12-01 [ATA]

What does legal cannabis mean for teachers? 2018-12-01 [ATA]

Government decision banning mandatory high heels in the workplace is great news for workers 2018-12-01 [AFL]

Postal workers to protest back to work legislation 2018-12-01 [My Grand Prairie]

Protest in support of Canada Post workers 2018-12-01 [CTV]

Local postal workers occupy plant before end of strike 2018-11-28 [My Grand Prairie]

Local CUPW president disappointed in government 2018-11-28 [Chat News Today]

Bill 27 may not take the politics out of pensions, but it will certainly help 2018-11-26 [rabble]

Lobbyists Pushing for Lower Wages and Longer Work Days Launch Ads Promoting Jason Kenney’s UCP 2018-11-26 [Press Progress]

Reg Basken recognized for lifelong devotion to union 2018-11-24 [FortSaskOnline]

Local rail workers feel the loss of Calgary conductor killed in accident 2018-11-23 [The News]

Workplace accident kills Canadian Pacific train conductor in Calgary: union 2018-11-23 [CTV]

Postal worker union leaders in Calgary disappointed with idea of legislation 2018-11-22 [CTV]

Migrant caregivers in Edmonton join national call for protection 2018-11-19 [CBC]

Class size matters 2018-11-18 [ATA]

Edmonton postal workers walk off the job for the third time 2018-11-17 [CBC]

Machinists negotiate ground breaking first contract at ATS 2018-11-13 [IAMAW]

Government Resolves Teacher Pension Cap Issue 2018-11-13 [ATA]

First contract at Edmonton’s ATS negotiated 2018-11-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Calgary postal workers back on the job 2018-11-07 [660 News]

Canada Post workers in Calgary and Edmonton are back on the picket line 2018-11-06 [The Star]

UNA asks ALRB to direct Nurse Practitioner representation case to proceed to single hearing 2018-11-04 [UNA]

What would UCP labour policy entail? 2018-11-04 [Rank and File]

A Better Alberta 2018-11-04 [CUPE]

CUPE Welcomes Pension Changes 2018-10-28 [CUPE]

Postal workers on the picket lines in Calgary 2018-10-26 [CBC]

Canada Post workers’ strike moves in on Calgary 2018-10-25 [The Star]

Canada Post rotating strike hits Calgary 2018-10-25 [CBC]

OK for Alberta labour minister to support striking postal workers, premier says 2018-10-23 [CBC]

Premier supports labour minister's visit to Canada Post picket line 2018-10-23 [CTV]

Calgary Police Association files grievance over cannabis ban for officers 2018-10-23 [CBC]

Edmonton postal workers could join rolling strike Monday 2018-10-22 [The Star]

United Nurses of Alberta welcomes Registered Nurses from Benevolence Care Centre 2018-10-21 [UNA]

ALRB to set dates to consider constitutional issues related to UNA application and related matters 2018-10-21 [UNA]

With Jason Kenney as premier Albertans would get lower wages and fewer rights 2018-10-21 [AFL]

This month in labour history

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister arrested during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. Re-elected five times, he is a founder, in 1932, of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. [more]

7-12-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

9-12-1895 Annie Buller is born in Ukraine, coming to Canada as a child. She becomes an early woman leader of the Communist Party of Canada and one of its most formidable organizers. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

18-12-1910 Ginger Goodwin is elected to his first union leadership position at the foundry in Trail BC. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

27-12-1913 Protests by members of the Industrial Workers of the World in Edmonton, Alberta, force the city to provide emergency work and housing for 400 unemployed. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]