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Nurses Welcome NDP Commitment to Hire 4,500 New Nurses this Year 2018-05-25 [ONA]

Negotiations begin for first-ever part-time support workers’ contract at Ontario colleges 2018-05-25 [NUPGE]

Caesars deal difficult because of variety and number of jobs, says prof 2018-05-25 [CBC]

Glencore ordered to enhance safety after workplace injuries 2018-05-24 [The Star]

Caesars postpones more concerts, cancels hotel reservations through mid-June 2018-05-24 [CBC]

Another 150 city workers join Cornwall strike 2018-05-24 [CBC]

Port Arthur Health Centre strike: employer refusing mediated talks, union alleges 2018-05-24 [CBC]

Hamilton Mountain legion workers switch unions 2018-05-24 [The News]

Family Health Organization workers in Owen Sound 2018-05-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Family Health Organization nurses, office professionals on strike to improve care 2018-05-23 [OPSEU]

Port Arthur Health Centre turns down mediation, union claims 2018-05-23 [TBNewsWatch]

Lines of communication remain open between Caesars Windsor and union 2018-05-23 [CTV]

Construction union members drop support of Liberals, turn to PCs and NDP: poll 2018-05-23 [The Sun]

CUPE will now represent over 1,900 staff at Kingston Health Sciences Centre 2018-05-23 [CUPE]

Local tourism industry expresses concern about Caesars Windsor strike 2018-05-21 [CTV]

Election 2018: Vote for $15 & Fairness! 2018-05-20 [WAC]

Support the Returns for Leukemia Bottle Drive this May 26 2018-05-20 [UFCW]

Can Ford and the PC’s be trusted to protect our private data? 2018-05-20 [OPSEU]

College Faculty demand immediate retraction of Durham College election policy 2018-05-20 [OPSEU]

Thomas to Ford: ‘You won’t buy votes with alcohol’ 2018-05-20 [OPSEU]

Strike at Caesars Windsor now its longest labour disruption 2018-05-20 [The Star]

The University of York is preparing for the summer semester without the participation of 3,000 contractual teachers 2018-05-19 [The Times]

No movement on CUPE strike in Cornwall heading into the long weekend 2018-05-19 [The Standard-Freeholder]

Pink Triangle committee member receives Key to the City of Toronto 2018-05-19 [CUPE]

CUPE 1334 turfed from their University of Guelph office 2018-05-19 [Global]

Don’t forget to tell the young they don’t have to work in unsafe conditions 2018-05-19 [The Spectator]

No dice: Caesars Windsor workers reject new deal 2018-05-19 [CBC]

Caesars Windsor workers reject second tentative agreement, union says 2018-05-19 [The National Post]

An Open Letter to the Working People of Ontario 2018-05-18 [OFL]

City workers, including paramedics, strike in Cornwall 2018-05-18 [CTV]

Strike At Compass Minerals In Goderich Three Weeks Old 2018-05-18 [Blackburn]

Striking miners at Goderich salt mine frustrated by scabs 2018-05-18 [CTV]

Workers at dozens of daycares vote to go on long-term strike 2018-05-18 [CTV]

Services including paramedics affected as Cornwall workers strike 2018-05-18 [The Citizen]

TTC subway closure cancelled for 2nd weekend in a row after longstanding union agreement nixed 2018-05-18 [CBC]

Cornwall paramedics, library staff, outside workers on strike 2018-05-18 [CBC]

City workers, including paramedics, strike in Cornwall 2018-05-18 [The Sun]

Students, some union members express frustration as York strike drags on 2018-05-18 [CBC]

Caesars Windsor workers to vote on tentative agreement Friday 2018-05-18 [CBC]

Cornwall city workers take strike action 2018-05-18 [CUPE]

Caesars Windsor reaches tentative contract agreement with Unifor 2018-05-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

City workers, including paramedics, strike in Cornwall 2018-05-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Migrant workers score victory against racial profiling and coercion of DNA by police 2018-05-17 [Rank and File]

With summer terms in jeopardy, York University slams door shut on talks to resolve strike 2018-05-17 [CUPE]

High turnout and support as CUPE members at Kingston Health Sciences Centre ratify new 4-year contract 2018-05-17 [CUPE]

Talks continue between Caesars Windsor and Unifor 2018-05-17 [CTV]

TTC cancels weekend subway closures over dispute with union 2018-05-17 [The Star]

Former library union head Lori Wightman seeks Amherstburg council seat 2018-05-17 [The Star]

Caesars, union still in contract talks, could go all night 2018-05-17 [CBC]

Owen Sound health workers willing to strike to improve service to patients, families 2018-05-16 [NUPGE]

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]

9-05-1992 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]

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]

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]

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. [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]