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Sort out RCMP governance before replacing Paulson, says union 2017-05-25 [iPolitics]

Emotions swell as CBTU unveils monument to trades 2017-05-25 [The Daily Commercial News]

Divided Labour Movement Leaves CLC Convention Still Divided 2017-05-25 [People's Voice]

Research Paper Predicts Ongoing Profitability at Canada Post 2017-05-25 [CUPW]

IndustriALL raises labour matters at Glencore annual shareholders’ meeting 2017-05-24 [IndustriALL]

Steelworkers Heard Loud and Clear by Glencore Shareholders 2017-05-24 [USW]

CLC must strengthen and grow, says re-elected president Hassan Yussuff 2017-05-24 [rabble]

Correctional officers demand recognition of their unique, unsafe work environment 2017-05-24 [OHS Canada]

By the Numbers: The world's billionaires in 2017 2017-05-22 [UFCW]

Infrastructure Bank will cost Canadians 2017-05-22 [PSAC]

PSAC-UPCE questions Canada Post on job security, tables benefit improvements 2017-05-22 [PSAC]

Barbados remains Canada's top tax haven 2017-05-22 [NUPGE]

Tug of War between the House and the Senate continues over Bill C-4 2017-05-22 [IAMAW]

Commerce équitable et libre échange : une mise à jour sur les accords de libre-échange 2017-05-22 [AIMTA]

Fair Trade versus Free Trade: an Update on Free Trade Agreements 2017-05-22 [IAMAW]

Federal Court protects owner-operator, fleet separation policies 2017-05-22 [FFAW/Unifor]

Lesson plans available! Léonie Couture and Malala Yousafzai 2017-05-22 [CTF]

Change needed federally to protect LGBTQ community 2017-05-22 [CLC]

Labour movement makes it clear where we stand – CLC convention 2017 2017-05-22 [CUPW]

Prime Minister Trudeau: reverse Robin Hood with a smile 2017-05-22 [CALM]

Q & A: Alberta could feel impact of Saskatchewan court decision 2017-05-22 [ATA]

Auditor General releases damning report on Temporary Foreign Work Program 2017-05-22 [AFL]

CRTC decision inflicts further damage on Canadian film and television 2017-05-22 [ACTRA]

ACA and ACTRA Join Appeal of CRTC’s Super Bowl Ruling 2017-05-22 [ACTRA]

Air Canada Pilots Association responds to TSB Investigation Report on flight AC624 2017-05-22 [ACPA]

Beyond optics, towards politics: A report back from CLC Convention 2017-05-21 [Rank and File]

Not ‘unlawful’: Unifor hopes more Canna Clinic employees will join union despite marijuana dispensary’s ‘grey market’ status 2017-05-20 [The Financial Post]

Alberta members showing their support and solidarity with striking members at the Toronto Zoo. 2017-05-19 [CUPE]

'Incredibly frustrating': Safety gaps persist years after parole officer's murder, audit finds 2017-05-19 [CBC]

PS unions welcome forthcoming apology to LGBTQ Canadians, want involvement in consultations 2017-05-19 [The Hill Times]

A Toronto marijuana dispensary is moving to unionize, and that could have an impact on how governments plan on legalizing the drug 2017-05-19 [Vice]

Union vows to fight move giving railways access to video recorders data 2017-05-19 [OHS Canada]

Unifor brings Canadian worker's perspective to U.S. Commerce Secretary 2017-05-19 [Unifor]

Is the TPP back from the grave? 2017-05-18 [Rank and File]

New legislation requiring cameras on trains will violate workers’ privacy, rail union says 2017-05-18 [The National Post]

Canada's Building Trades Unions resolve to work with Indigenous communities in new initiative 2017-05-18 [CBTU]

Media workers’ activism key to future of journalism 2017-05-17 [CWA Canada]

CLC awards First Nations child advocate with human rights honour 2017-05-17 [rabble]

Teamsters Demand Explanations from Minister Garneau on Bill C-49 2017-05-17 [Teamsters]

Railway union vows to fight move giving railways access to video recorders data 2017-05-17 [680 News]

Unifor reaches tentative agreement with Imperial Oil 2017-05-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Media workers’ activism key to future of journalism 2017-05-15 [CWA]

A Resolution on Mental Health 2017-05-15 [Teamsters]

In Action to Help Flood Victims 2017-05-15 [Teamsters]

TCRC-MWED Reaches Tentative Agreement with CP 2017-05-15 [Teamsters]

SEIU Healthcare champion elected to Canadian Labour Congress 2017-05-15 [SEIU]

Bigger proportion of federal public service goes temp, according to PCO report 2017-05-15 [The Hill Times]

Federal accessibility legislation must include strong equity and accommodation measures 2017-05-14 [PSAC]

CLC goes electronic to vote in new executive! 2017-05-14 [IAMAW]

Yussuff acclaimed, CLC delegates choose new executive 2017-05-14 [CLC]

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]