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Legal Aid Alberta employees ratify new collective agreement 2018-05-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

UNA App recognized as most innovative online tool at national labour communications awards 2018-05-20 [UNA]

Labour Board grants intervenor status to four parties in Nurse Practitioners application 2018-05-20 [UNA]

Elbow River Casino workers join the union 2018-05-20 [UFCW]

UCP policymakers get it right 2018-05-20 [ATA]

ATA president calls for teachers to speak up 2018-05-20 [ATA]

Prominent labour activist, plus well-known chanteuse and LGBTQ+ activist, named to Alberta Order of Excellence 2018-05-19 [rabble]

Health-care unions launch back safety campaign 2018-05-17 [COS]

Albertans Are Afraid To Report Workplace Injuries 2018-05-14 [Teamsters]

This Mothers’ Day it’s time for Alberta to commit to a Fair Start for Families 2018-05-14 [AFL]

Kenney’s tax proposals a gift to the rich 2018-05-13 [CUPE]

Jason Kenney wants tax dollars to go to private schools 2018-05-13 [CUPE]

What would Kenney scrap? 2018-05-13 [CUPE]

Call it what it is, says labour minister: Conservative governments denied Alberta working people their rights 2018-05-11 [rabble]

Kenney's tax proposals a gift to the rich 2018-05-08 [CUPE]

Health union launches campaign against 'threats' posed by UCP 2018-05-08 [The Journal]

UNA and Covenant Health launch new PRC tools at worksites across Alberta 2018-05-06 [UNA]

Making Alberta workplaces safer 2018-05-05 [Rank and File]

Conservatives can't be trusted with health care 2018-05-05 [CUPE]

Fire a worker and you get the union 2018-05-01 [Rank and File]

Most workplace injuries go unreported in Alberta: survey 2018-04-29 [CBC]

Workplace safety urged on Day of Mourning 2018-04-29 [Now]

Day of Mourning remembers 166 workplace-related deaths in Alberta last year 2018-04-29 [The Herald]

Hope on this year’s Day of Mourning: The Government of Alberta made workplaces safer in 2018 2018-04-28 [AFL]

Work starts now to make education a 2019 election issue 2018-04-28 [ATA]

Important To Recognize Day of Mourning 2018-04-28 [Teamsters]

Memorial events planned for International Day of Mourning on April 28 2018-04-28 [UNA]

Don’t just mourn, organize for safer workplaces 2018-04-28 [UNA]

Workers at Hilton Garden Inn join the union 2018-04-28 [UFCW]

Carpenters’ Union to sponsor Skills Canada competition 2018-04-25 [The Journal of Commerce]

Opioid crisis pushes first responders to adapt 2018-04-20 [The Star]

Regional Council of Carpenters and Allied Workers Signs on as a Sponsor for SCNC 2018 2018-04-18 [SCC]

It's time to Save Our Backs, but we need your help 2018-04-17 [UNA]

Teamsters 362 Proves The Importance of Unions With The Latest Grievance Win For Members 2018-04-17 [Teamsters]

UNA files application with Labour Relations Board seeking OK to represent Nurse Practitioners 2018-04-09 [UNA]

Sobeys Panics - What Did the Big Bad Union Do? 2018-04-07 [UFCW]

No new money for class size 2018-04-02 [ATA]

Nine points on private school funding 2018-04-02 [ATA]

Forward, Not Back: How Alberta unions can make a difference in the next election 2018-03-31 [CUPE]

Union hasn't given up fight against relocation of Vegreville immigration centre 2018-03-31 [CBC]

In house workers don't get stuck in the mud 2018-03-29 [CUPE]

Union calls on University of Alberta to halt staff cuts 2018-03-29 [CBC]

Health Services ratifies deal with union for 19,000 health workers 2018-03-27 [The National Post]

Teachers Say Education Budget “Needs Improvement” 2018-03-25 [ATA]

Budget 2018 needs to address the elephant in the room 2018-03-25 [AFL]

Health care and EMS budget boost welcomed by HSAA 2018-03-24 [NUPGE]

New statistics reveal Alberta unprepared for medical emergencies 2018-03-23 [NUPGE]

Legal Aid Alberta workers in position to go on strike 2018-03-22 [The Sun]

University of Lethbridge loses at labour board 2018-03-22 [Rank and File]

Union says Alberta paramedics working in system at 'breaking point' 2018-03-21 [The Sun]

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]