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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]

AUPE tentative deal would reopen wage talks in January, guard against job cuts 2018-09-08 [CBC]

Labour unions want to see interests of Alberta workers at NAFTA negotiating table 2018-09-04 [The Star]

PSAC wins victory for employees in Vegreville 2018-09-02 [PSAC]

IAM Canada grows again! 2018-09-02 [IAMAW]

Closure of Andrew Seniors Lodge raises concerns 2018-09-01 [AUPE]

Celebrating Labour Day in solidarity with Alberta workers 2018-09-01 [CUPE]

Workers at Rocky Ridge Retirement Community in Calgary join AUPE 2018-08-30 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

UFCW office employees in Edmonton join IAM Canada 2018-08-30 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

UNA stands proud with Calgary's LGBTQ2+ community 2018-08-27 [UNA]

A Just Transition for Alberta’s Workers 2018-08-23 [Rank and File]

Protect labour reforms at the bargaining table 2018-08-23 [CUPE]

New labour market training agreements 2018-08-19 [Rank and File]

UFCW 1518 holds province-wide vote in Sobeys dispute 2018-08-18 [UFCW]

Labour peace as another big tentative deal is struck with public sector workers 2018-08-18 [The Journal]

Government and AUPE sign tentative agreement for three-year public service contract 2018-08-18 [rabble]

Province reaches tentative deal with AUPE 2018-08-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Province reaches tentative deal with Alberta Union of Provincial Employees 2018-08-17 [The National Post]

Eleven prison staff fired, suspended or quit as Edmonton Institution conducts misconduct investigation 2018-08-14 [The Journal]

Why is there no progress on a contract with faculty at Athabasca University? 2018-08-12 [rabble]

The right to know about workplace safety: Take the free e-course on Alberta’s Occupational Health & Safety Act 2018-08-12 [CUPE]

Senior-care workers at Benevolence Care Centre in Edmonton join AUPE 2018-08-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

No one disciplined for photos on top of Stantec Tower, union says 2018-08-10 [The Journal]

CFIB stokes employer anger about Alberta WCB premiums 2018-08-09 [Rank and File]

UNA Local 2 representatives discuss Red Deer staffing crisis with Health Minister Sarah Hoffman 2018-08-06 [UNA]

Ironworkers disciplined after posing on beam 69 floors above Edmonton 2018-08-05 [CTV]

Jasper Park Lodge workers ratify three-year contract 2018-08-04 [Fitzhugh]

Nerves of steelworkers: Crews pose (safely) atop Edmonton's tallest building 2018-08-03 [CBC]

The Issue of Wage Theft in Alberta 2018-08-02 [Teamsters]

Labour board gets more requests to impose unions on Alberta companies that impede union drives 2018-07-31 [CBC]

CMG members at PMNA in Calgary ratify first collective agreement 2018-07-29 [CWA Canada]

Strike averted in Ponoka as town’s workers ratify agreement with their employer 2018-07-25 [Global]

No new RN hires in Red Deer mean staffing crisis is likely to continue 2018-07-21 [UNA]

“Strengthening Connections” at Sofina Foods in Calgary 2018-07-21 [UFCW]

Edmonton Remand Centre workers refuse to search for drugs 2018-07-20 [CBC]

Labour board certifies union after hotel fires worker organizing union drive, using new power for 1st time 2018-07-15 [CBC]

New Alberta farm safety rules an improvement but leave workers vulnerable 2018-07-12 [Rank and File]

Public sector cuts the last thing we need 2018-07-09 [The Herald]

Enforcement efforts incentivize wage theft 2018-07-06 [Rank and File]

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]