Where trade unionists start their day on the net.

Act NOW!

Today's news -

Union expresses privacy concerns over proposed locomotive cameras 2017-09-19 [Lawyers Daily]

Ontario, B.C. Brink's workers deliver strike mandate 2017-09-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

GM Ontario plant workers strike as talks with union fail 2017-09-18 [Reuters]

IAM joins rally to protest Boeing court battle with Bombardier 2017-09-18 [IAMAW]

Unions welcome plans to start closing tax loopholes 2017-09-17 [CLC]

The North needs better services: postal union 2017-09-17 [CUPW]

Unions support workers’ applications to CBC Board of Directors 2017-09-17 [CWA]

Coalition launches a declaration for sustainable cultural expression in the digital era 2017-09-17 [ACTRA]

A Day in the Life of Union-Bashing National Post 2017-09-17 [The Tyee]

Hamilton Mountain NDP Scott Duvall proposes legislation to protect workers’ pensions 2017-09-17 [The News]

Unifor donates $500,000 to Hurricane Irma aid 2017-09-16 [Unifor]

Brink's workers deliver overwhelming strike mandate 2017-09-16 [Unifor]

NAFTA Has Been a Failure and Requires Stronger Rules of Origin in Renegotiations 2017-09-16 [USW]

Unionization campaign at the National Post is steeped in irony, and not just because hell has frozen over 2017-09-15 [rabble]

Justin Trudeau: Look for the union label 2017-09-15 [MacLean's]

CWA Canada union plans to organize workers at National Post newspaper 2017-09-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Air Canada reaches deal with pilots to expand fleet for discount Rouge brand 2017-09-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Brock labour expert receives national honour 2017-09-14 [Brock University]

‘Hell freezes over’: National Post staff announce union drive at Postmedia’s flagship paper 2017-09-14 [Global]

Casualization as a Social Model in France? Definitely No! By Confédération générale du travail (CGT - France) 2017-09-13 [The Bullet]

Unifor warns workplace surveillance violates rights 2017-09-12 [Unifor]

By the Numbers: Half of working Canadians living paycheque to paycheque 2017-09-12 [UFCW]

UFCW Canada endorses Jagmeet Singh to lead the NDP into a new generation 2017-09-12 [UFCW]

New NAFTA Should Follow Lead of Canadian Labour Proposal 2017-09-12 [Teamsters]

Federal government announces child care agreements with PEI and NB 2017-09-12 [PSAC]

NUPGE contributes $11k to relief efforts in Texas 2017-09-12 [NUPGE]

Machinists endorse Singh for NDP Leader 2017-09-11 [IAMAW]

Smaller ships – greater agility 2017-09-11 [IAMAW]

Arbitrator Flynn Keeps Pay Equity on Track 2017-09-11 [CUPW]

Increasing the minimum wage to $15 can only pay off: Olive 2017-09-11 [Toronto Star]

Trudeau Teams Up With Canadian Labor in Push for Nafta Reforms 2017-09-11 [Bloomberg]

Singh receives third union endorsement 2017-09-10 [iPolitics]

The story of NAFTA, as told from a Canadian auto plant in Mexico 2017-09-10 [CTV]

Doctors' capitalist ethos and the fight for a fairer tax code 2017-09-09 [rabble]

Sarah Polley on sexism and abuse in TV and film and the ongoing struggle for gender parity 2017-09-09 [Now]

Canadian Mounties To The Rescue Of American Workers 2017-09-09 [Huffington Post]

CBSA union outraged over delay in health notice from Health Canada on asylum seekers 2017-09-09 [Global]

Mounties to the rescue of American workers 2017-09-08 [HuffPo]

Canada reportedly wants the U.S. to scrap its Right-to-Work laws as part of a new NAFTA deal 2017-09-08 [Slate]

Progressive Workers Will Not Be Divided In Fight Against NAFTA 2017-09-08 [Huffington Post]

Unifor challenging OMNI subcontracting 2017-09-08 [Unifor]

New NAFTA deal talks : Canada Reportedly Wants the U.S. to Scrap Its Right-to-Work Laws 2017-09-08 [Slate]

Arnold Amber – IFJ mourns loss of true champion of working journalists’ rights 2017-09-07 [IFJ]

In memoriam: Arnold Amber 2017-09-07 [Now]

If workers benefit, miners' union open to NAFTA revamp 2017-09-06 [The Reminder]

Union calls for more federal IT workers to fix Phoenix 2017-09-06 [CBC]

Labour movement has leapt forward in last decade: Leaders 2017-09-06 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CBC journalist and union leader Arnold Amber dead at 77 2017-09-06 [CBC]

Maritimers mark Labour Day across region 2017-09-05 [CTV]

Major Canadian union joins BDS 2017-09-05 [Ynetnews]

This month in labour history

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]

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 launch a strike against the Ford Motor Company that lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [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]

16-09-1912 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]

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]

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 and soon becomes a major force in the union 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 Montreal East. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télésphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montreal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labour. [more]

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