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Machinists ratify with Maitland Ford Lincoln 2018-09-23 [IAMAW]

Belleville builds Fight for $15 2018-09-23 [Rank and File]

Student walkouts against Ford show labour the way 2018-09-23 [Rank and File]

Labour council backs 15 civic election candidates 2018-09-23 [The Free Press]

Plympton-Wyoming halts mail as postal disruption looms 2018-09-22 [Blackburn]

Possible Canada Post strike could impact municipalities that rely on mail-in ballots 2018-09-22 [Global]

Hotel workers fear condo conversions threatening jobs 2018-09-22 [The Star]

Postal workers hold rally in Windsor to back contract demands 2018-09-22 [CTV]

Library workers, board reach tentative agreement as strike looms 2018-09-21 [The Sentinel-Review]

Labour Council Endorses Jennifer Keesmaat for Mayor of Toronto 2018-09-21 [TYRDLC]

Labour group backs 11 Sarnia city council candidates, including Mike Bradley 2018-09-20 [The Free Press]

Union workers hold information picket at CFB Kingston 2018-09-20 [The Whig-Standard]

TBDHU nurses hold information picket as conciliation talks resume 2018-09-20 [TBNewsWatch]

Super 8 workers in Sudbury, Ont., signed merged labour contract 2018-09-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Thunder Bay, Ont., public-health nurses heading to conciliation 2018-09-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Workers at Prouse Motors in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., sign new deal 2018-09-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Workers Who Went On Strike At Health Team Not Going Back 2018-09-19 [Bayshore Broadcasting]

Message to Tories: Hands off $15 2018-09-18 [Rank and File]

Clerks fear potential postal strike 2018-09-18 [The Intelligencer]

A Successful Strike Vote is All That Stands in the Way of Employer Imposing Contract Terms 2018-09-18 [The Law of Work]

Library union, board reps to meet Tuesday 2018-09-18 [The Sentinel-Review]

Ford is taking Ontario colleges back to the dark ages: OPSEU 2018-09-17 [NUPGE]

Groves Memorial Community Hospital members find strength and peace of mind with OPSEU 2018-09-17 [NUPGE]

COPE-SEPB union strongly condemns Conservative Party of Ontario’s plan to invoke notwithstanding clause 2018-09-17 [MoveUP]

Officers voice safety concerns as inmate population triples at Quinte Detention Centre 2018-09-17 [Global]

ONA Wins Second Decision on “Unreasonable and Illogical” Vaccinate or Mask Influenza Policies 2018-09-16 [CFNU]

Campaign collects signatures for $15 minimum wage 2018-09-16 [The Nugget]

Ontarians rally in support of $15 minimum wage: ‘We cannot survive’ 2018-09-16 [The Star]

Still a Long Way To Go, Steelworkers Say Following Inquest 2018-09-15 [USW]

Postal workers hold community barbecue 2018-09-15 [Northern News]

Valhalla Inn workers in Thunder Bay, Ont., ratify agreement 2018-09-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Businesses Won't Give Up Fight Against Minimum Wage Increase 2018-09-14 [Huffington Post]

Unifor Local 7575 secures major gains at Marriott 2018-09-14 [Unifor]

With help from Ontario teachers, Vancouver cleaners took on a corporate giant — and won 2018-09-14 [The Star]

Threat of job loss a factor, as newspaper workers vote to avoid strike 2018-09-13 [Matters]

No lockout at Ottawa Citizen, Sun 2018-09-13 [CBC]

Canada Computers workers in Kingston, Ont., join UFCW 2018-09-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Distressing day for democracy in Ontario as Premier Ford threatens to invoke the Notwithstanding Clause 2018-09-12 [CUPE]

'Vaccinate or mask' ruling prompts London hospitals to review policies 2018-09-12 [CBC]

Former Windsor union leader Frank LaSorda dies at 89 2018-09-12 [CBC]

Royal York workers vote on joining Unifor 2018-09-12 [Unifor]

If necessary, Windsor Canada Post workers are ready to strike 2018-09-12 [CBC]

Woodstock librarians could be on strike 2018-09-11 [The Sentinel-Review]

Toronto hospitals can’t force unvaccinated nurses to wear masks, ruling says 2018-09-11 [The Globe and Mail]

Toronto City Council decision demonstrates the need to hold Ford to account 2018-09-11 [Unifor]

Obituary: Labour leader Frank LaSorda guided Local 444 through turbulent times 2018-09-11 [The Star]

Strike averted at Toronto Marriott as tentative agreement reached 2018-09-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

U of T community radio sued for defamation by former labour union president 2018-09-10 [The Varsity]

Will the Ontario Labour Movement Return to Class Struggle as Austerity Deepens? 2018-09-09 [Canadian Dimension]

Ford Government directive seeks to control freedom of expression on Ontario campuses 2018-09-09 [CUPE]

This month in labour history

1-09-1879 Coal miners in Springhill, Nova Scotia organize Pioneer Lodge of the Provincial Miners' Association, later known as the Provincial Workmen's Association. Under the leadership of Robert Drummond, the PWA becomes an influential force in the province. [more]

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

9-09-1991 More than 100,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada launch a general strike to defend job security for federal public service workers. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers begin their historic strike against the Ford Motor Company. It lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1978 Workers at International Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario go on strike against pay cuts and layoffs. With strong community support, in June 1979 the 10,000 miners win a victory that includes improved pension benefits. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations. The union goes on to break new ground in building the labour movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montréal. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télésphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montréal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labor. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head when police shoot three strikers dead during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]