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Machinists negotiate ground breaking first contract at ATS 2018-11-13 [IAMAW]

Government Resolves Teacher Pension Cap Issue 2018-11-13 [ATA]

First contract at Edmonton’s ATS negotiated 2018-11-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Calgary postal workers back on the job 2018-11-07 [660 News]

Canada Post workers in Calgary and Edmonton are back on the picket line 2018-11-06 [The Star]

UNA asks ALRB to direct Nurse Practitioner representation case to proceed to single hearing 2018-11-04 [UNA]

What would UCP labour policy entail? 2018-11-04 [Rank and File]

A Better Alberta 2018-11-04 [CUPE]

CUPE Welcomes Pension Changes 2018-10-28 [CUPE]

Postal workers on the picket lines in Calgary 2018-10-26 [CBC]

Canada Post workers’ strike moves in on Calgary 2018-10-25 [The Star]

Canada Post rotating strike hits Calgary 2018-10-25 [CBC]

OK for Alberta labour minister to support striking postal workers, premier says 2018-10-23 [CBC]

Premier supports labour minister's visit to Canada Post picket line 2018-10-23 [CTV]

Calgary Police Association files grievance over cannabis ban for officers 2018-10-23 [CBC]

Edmonton postal workers could join rolling strike Monday 2018-10-22 [The Star]

United Nurses of Alberta welcomes Registered Nurses from Benevolence Care Centre 2018-10-21 [UNA]

ALRB to set dates to consider constitutional issues related to UNA application and related matters 2018-10-21 [UNA]

With Jason Kenney as premier Albertans would get lower wages and fewer rights 2018-10-21 [AFL]

Oil Patch Grapples With Cannabis Legalization 2018-10-19 [Oil Price]

Minister meets CUPE local officials 2018-10-18 [CUPE]

18-day strike ends as Living Waters Catholic Schools support staff reach deal with employer 2018-10-17 [Global]

'Learning as we go': Alberta's oilsands grapple with cannabis legalization 2018-10-15 [CBC]

Calgary’s Mosaic Primary Care Network health-care professionals join union 2018-10-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Mosaic Primary Care Network health care professionals vote to join HSAA 2018-10-09 [NUPGE]

Will Jason Kenney follow the lead of his friend Doug Ford by rolling back rights for working Albertans? 2018-10-09 [AFL]

Poverty wages okay if you’re an Alberta public-sector worker 2018-10-09 [Rank and File]

 VIDEO Calgary Transit union looks for ways to help drivers during harsh winter conditions 2018-10-04 [Global]

Move to a $15 minimum wage will increase overall wage costs for employers by a paltry .6% 2018-10-02 [AFL]

UNA responds to letter from nursing program deans' request for intervenor status 2018-10-02 [UNA]

Catholic school support staff on strike in Edson, Whitecourt and Slave Lake 2018-10-02 [The Journal]

School boards need to get serious about settlement 2018-10-01 [ATA]

Protect your future 2018-10-01 [CUPE]

A guide Alberta’s new $15 minimum wage and what it will mean for the economy 2018-10-01 [The Star]

Parents say kids can’t attend school after dozens of support staff walk off the job in Whitecourt 2018-09-30 [Global]

AUPE calls for wage equity legislation in recognition of Gender Equality Week 2018-09-27 [AUPE]

'He just went ballistic': Edmonton bus driver stabbed at Mill Woods transit terminal 2018-09-27 [CBC]

Living Waters school support staff in Alberta vote in favour of strike 2018-09-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Medicine Hat Nurses know their right as union members 2018-09-24 [UNA]

Representatives of U.S. nurses’ union visit Alberta to see public health care in operation 2018-09-24 [UNA]

Inclusion is worth fighting for 2018-09-23 [ATA]

Exploring controversial topics a hallmark of quality teaching 2018-09-23 [ATA]

Mediator called in on contract talks for service workers at University of Lethbridge 2018-09-21 [The Star]

Environmental activist booked to speak to Alberta teachers group calls efforts to cancel her 'disappointing' 2018-09-20 [CBC]

AUPE files for mediation with University of Lethbridge 2018-09-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

UNA members encouraged to provide feedback on national pharmacare 2018-09-17 [UNA]

What Exactly Is A Mancession? 2018-09-17 [Teamsters]

Tentative agreement for Hardisty Care Centre workers in Edmonton 2018-09-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Tentative agreement for 23,000 government workers includes two-year wage freeze 2018-09-08 [The Journal]

Labour board slams department over handling of closure of Vegreville centre 2018-09-08 [iPolitics]

This month in labour history

1-11-1956 At Springhill, Nova Scotia 39 men are killed and 88 are rescued after an explosion and fire in one of Canada’s deepest coal mines. [more]

3-11-1908 The Fishermen’s Protective Union is formed in Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador. The union attracts strong support and achieves significant political influence. [more]

5-11-1945 Start of a blockade of the Ford plant in Windsor ON by strikers and their supporters. [more]

6-11-1945 Striking Ford workers and supporters use hundreds of motor vehicles to blockade the company plant in Windsor, Ontario. The strike leads to an arbitrated settlement and the protection of union security through the Rand Formula. [more]

10-11-1975 An iron ore carrier sinks in a storm on Lake Superior, with the loss of all 29 hands. Although the freighter and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald are American, the Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot a year later memorializes the disaster. [more]

10-11-1983 In British Columbia three months of protests against attacks on union rights and social services reach a critical turning point as teachers prepare to join the massive mobilization led by Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition [more]

16-11-1925 Three thousand workers at shoe factories in Quebec City go on strike when the employers announce reduced rates of pay. When the workers agree to submit the dispute to arbitration, they win a favourable result, but employers refuse to accept the decision. [more]

18-11-1929 At Onion Lake, in Northern Ontario, two Finnish-Canadian lumber camp union organizers are seen for the last time. When the bodies of Viljo Rosvall and Janne Voutilainen are found under the ice in the spring, they are buried as martyrs to the labour cause. [more]

19-11-1997 Forty-five thousand postal workers, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, walk off the job across the country over issues of job security, wages and changes to lettercarrier routes. [more]

23-11-1921 A Maternity Protection Act, introduced by a labour member, is enacted in British Columbia. It allows women to apply for six weeks' unpaid leave before giving birth and prohibits the employment of mothers for six weeks after. [more]