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USW Workers receiving a portion of monies owed 2017-03-24 [The News]

Kamloops union leader in Ottawa for softwood lumber talks 2017-03-24 [This Week]

BCTF leadership team re-elected at 101st Annual General Meeting 2017-03-22 [BCTF]

New BCTF ad campaign calls on teachers and parents to vote for a government that can be trusted to put kids first 2017-03-22 [BCTF]

Petition for $15 per hour minimum wage delivered to B.C. Legislature 2017-03-22 [CBC]

Faculty Union Calls for More Money, Attention for Post-secondary Education 2017-03-20 [The Tyee]

Precarious Work Plagues Higher Ed, Affecting Students Too, Say Workers 2017-03-20 [The Tyee]

Sentence of 14 months for attack on BCGEU correctional officer 2017-03-16 [NUPGE]

Horgan attempts to clarify NDP policies in meeting with Machinists 2017-03-16 [IAMAW]

BCFED releases second Game Over Christy ad pointing to forestry job losses, minimum wage and corporate donations 2017-03-16 [BCFed]

Green Leader Introduces Bill to Stop Sexist Dress Codes in the Workplace 2017-03-16 [The Tyee]

Ironworkers fight their own union over Liberal endorsement 2017-03-16 [The Province]

LafargeHolcim lockout sting lingers for United Steelworkers Local 816 2017-03-16 [The Peak]

Cash-for-access scandal grows with unions alleging hospitality sector got favourable influence on minimum wage 2017-03-16 [Metro]

Union plans to fight back against Postmedia's announced 54 layoffs 2017-03-14 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Lay-offs at Pacific Newspaper Group lack any justification 2017-03-13 [Unifor]

International Women’s Day event inspires, empowers CUPE activists 2017-03-12 [CUPE]

USW endorses Horgan, criticizes Liberals 2017-03-11 [The Herald]

Texada Island Steelworkers Ratify New Agreement, Lafarge Canada Must Work to Rebuild Trust After Lockout 2017-03-11 [USW]

Supreme Court of B.C. rejects BC Nurses' union application 2017-03-10 [NUPGE]

Group of three unions looking to raid CLAC’s Site C workers 2017-03-10 [Energetic City]

Fight for $15 minimum wage coalition looking to sway students ahead of May provincial vote 2017-03-07 [The Courier]

Fairness for hospitality workers is long overdue 2017-03-07 [The Georgia Straight]

Steelworkers locked out by Lafarge reach tentative agreement 2017-03-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Steelworkers Local 816 Members Locked Out by Lafarge Reach Tentative Agreement 2017-03-06 [USW]

Teachers reach deal with province on classroom conditions 2017-03-05 [The Sun]

BCTF reaches agreement on implementation of teachers' restored collective agreement language 2017-03-05 [BCTF]

Vigil Sunday in Abbotsford to mark 10th anniversary of tragic, preventable deaths of three farmworkers in van crash 2017-03-05 [BC Fed]

Ironworkers' union throws support behind Christy Clark ahead of election 2017-03-03 [CBC]

Ironworkers union endorses Clark's Liberals 2017-03-03 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

BCGEU supports Canadian Bar Association recommendation for more legal aid, court funding 2017-03-02 [NUPGE]

'Balanced' budget 2017 tips the scales pre-election 2017-03-02 [NUPGE]

Fired SFU food service workers fight for their jobs 2017-03-02 [Rank and File]

Premier Clark should keep her promise to fix the sheriff shortage 2017-03-02 [BCGEU]

The courts, demographics, and parent advocacy force government's hand on education funding 2017-03-01 [BCTF]

10 cents an hour more than planned won’t lift 500,000 BC workers out of poverty 2017-03-01 [BCFed]

Time to tell Christy Clark that it’s game over, BCFED urges voters in new election ad 2017-03-01 [BCFed]

CUPE 7000 releases new video: “Making SkyTrain Work” 2017-03-01 [CUPE]

Inside BC’s Sexist Restaurant Industry 2017-02-09 [The Tyee]

How BC Laws Fuel Sexism on the Job 2017-02-09 [The Tyee]

Sexism off the Menu: Seven Ways to Protect Servers from Abuse 2017-02-09 [The Tyee]

Stand in solidarity with Muslim communities 2017-02-06 [HEU]

SFU food services workers protest for job security 2017-02-06 [The Peak]

Inouye wins re-election as labour council head 2017-02-03 [The Daily Courier]

Court of Appeal overturns ruling that laws protecting asbestos removal workers were too complex to enforce 2017-01-31 [The Sun]

ICBC Union Criticizes BC Liberals for Waiting for an Election to Tackle Rates 2017-01-30 [MoveUP]

More than 1,000 new teaching positions to be created as a first step in the process to implement the BCTF's landmark court win 2017-01-30 [BCTF]

BC Fed relieved BC Court of Appeal unanimously overturns BC Supreme Court decision that WorkSafeBC safety laws too “complex” 2017-01-30 [BC Fed]

Asbestos removal: BC Court of Appeal unanimously overturns BC Supreme Court decision that WorkSafeBC safety laws too 'complex' 2017-01-30 [Voice]

Christy Clark’s attack machine gearing up for B.C. election 2017-01-24 [UFCW]

This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia kills 58 men on a crew clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. The dead include 32 Japanese workers. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, delegates to a Western Labour Conference support abolition of the system of production for profit and endorse plans to organize workers on industrial lines. The next day they adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]