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Education minister pledges to work with Alberta teachers 2019-05-19 [ATA]

No evidence Kenney’s tax cut will create any jobs or stimulate Alberta economy 2019-05-19 [AFL]

Bargaining in bad faith: attack on public sector begins 2019-05-19 [AFL]

CUPE members continue picketing Wood Buffalo Housing lockout 2019-05-18 [Today]

Labour Relations Board grants UNA application for expedited hearing into arbitration delay 2019-05-16 [UNA]

Government interferes in UNA-AHS arbitration 2019-05-16 [UNA]

Labour board to hear UNA arbitration delay complaint on May 31 2019-05-16 [CBC]

Nurses accuse province of breach of contract in wage talks 2019-05-16 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Radio ads start today for locked out housing employees 2019-05-15 [CUPE]

Unifor ratifies three new CN agreements 2019-05-11 [Yahoo]

CN workers ratify tentative agreement 2019-05-10 [Unifor]

CN workers ratify new agreement 2019-05-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Wood Buffalo Housing workers in Fort McMurray, Alta., locked out 2019-05-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Wood Buffalo Housing pushes staff to the street: Lockout notice served to employees 2019-05-08 [CUPE]

Nurses are at your side and on your side 2019-05-06 [UNA]

UFCW 401 Organizing School a huge success 2019-05-06 [UFCW Canada]

Digging into class size funding should turn up other shortfalls 2019-05-05 [ATA]

Notley vows to fight for workers' rights in speech to labour convention 2019-05-05 [The Herald]

Day of Mourning ceremony remembers 162 workers who died last year 2019-04-30 [Today]

Calgary union head says council's playing politics with 'attack' on pensions 2019-04-29 [CBC]

One is too many – an important thought for UNA members on the Day of Mourning, 2019 2019-04-28 [UNA]

Twelve Alberta Classrooms Larger than a Grey Cup Roster 2019-04-28 [ATA]

Teachers to Red Deer Catholic: No More Games 2019-04-28 [ATA]

Why 162 workers died in Alberta last year 2019-04-28 [Our Times]

Is Alberta’s UCP Party Importing American Style Union Dues Laws? 2019-04-28 [The Law of Work]

Fighting Back in Jason Kenney’s Alberta 2019-04-23 [Rank and File Radio]

UNA continues effort to ensure members are paid at appropriate rate for OH&S Committee work 2019-04-22 [UNA]

NDP experiment in Alberta over after Jason Kenny victory! 2019-04-21 [IAMAW]

ATA President Congratulates Premier-Designate Kenney 2019-04-21 [ATA]

What is it actually like to work in Alberta’s oil patch? 2019-04-17 [Rank and File]

UCP majority means Alberta workers must unite to defend just and equal future 2019-04-17 [Unifor]

UCP plan will lead to 60,000 lost jobs over four years 2019-04-14 [AFL]

AFL asks Ontario workers: what advice would you give Alberta voters this election? 2019-04-14 [AFL]

We’re Oil Sands Workers and We Aren’t Buying What Kenney’s Selling 2019-04-14 [The Tyee]

Notice to Alberta's public employees: Jason Kenney and the UCP are eyeing your pensions again 2019-04-14 [rabble]

What oil sands companies are not saying in this election (but should) 2019-04-13 [Unifor]

Workers from the energy sector call on oil companies to speak out about a serious threat to the industry's future 2019-04-12 [The BOE Report]

Migrante Alberta is fundraising for a workers’ centre 2019-04-11 [Rank and File]

AFL says fake right-wing accounts are targeting labour groups 2019-04-11 [Press Progress]

April 28, 2019 – National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job 2019-04-11 [CUPE]

Transit union endorses Notley, NDP 2019-04-11 [The Herald]

Infrastructure, training and new staffing result from PRCs at Sturgeon Community Hospital 2019-04-07 [UNA]

Labour Board decision on Mental Health Therapists’ union has implications for UNA members 2019-04-07 [UNA]

UFCW 401 members talk progressive politics ahead of Alberta election 2019-04-07 [UFCW Canada]

Taking principals out of the Alberta Teachers’ Association would destroy Alberta’s advantage in education 2019-04-06 [ATA]

Ontario just passed a law undermining overtime rights: If Kenney wins the election, Alberta will follow suit 2019-04-06 [AFL]

One fifth of Albertans work overtime each week; these are the people who will be hurt by Kenney’s OT plan 2019-04-06 [AFL]

The past, present & future of workers’ power in Alberta 2019-04-06 [Rank and File]

In UCP math, banked overtime would add up to a pay cut 2019-04-06 [rabble]

Jason Kenney’s Plan to Cut Overtime Pay Would Drive Down Wages for Alberta’s Oil and Gas Workers 2019-04-06 [Press Progress]

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]