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Powerlifting equipment for ambulances a good start: HSAA 2017-07-19 [NUPGE]

Union files OHS complaints over exposure of health care workers to chemo drug 2017-07-18 [The Journal]

Health-care union files complaints over potentially dangerous drug exposure 2017-07-18 [CBC]

City lends support to postal workers 2017-07-18 [The Herald]

Ya-hoo! UNA Stampede BBQ attracts a crowd in Calgary 2017-07-16 [UNA]

UNA welcomes new members in Calgary, Edmonton and St. Albert 2017-07-16 [UNA]

Conservative leader admits frontline service will suffer painful cuts 2017-07-16 [NUPGE]

HSAA member selected for leading international role 2017-07-16 [NUPGE]

New case study documents Alberta’s WCB failings 2017-07-16 [Rank and File]

Rural post offices worth saving, says county 2017-07-16 [The News]

Workers Compensation Reforms Desperately Needed and Long Overdue 2017-07-09 [AFL]

Report calling for changes to Workers Compensation in Alberta a step toward ending 'culture of denial' 2017-07-09 [rabble]

CFNU Biennial Convention in Calgary 2017-07-08 [UNA]

Report recommends major changes to Workers' Compensation 2017-07-08 [UNA]

USW Applauds NDP Government for Commitment to Fix Worker’s Compensation Board 2017-07-08 [USW]

Top Court Upholds Employer's ‘No Free Accident' Drug Policy 2017-07-07 [Bloomberg]

Bus system overhaul moves forward after debate 2017-07-06 [CBC]

IAM scholarship award presented at graduation ceremony 2017-07-05 [IAMAW]

Back-to-school strike likely as negotiations between Aramark and food workers union continue 2017-07-01 [The Gauntlet]

Union, public safety minister push for action at 'toxic' Edmonton prison 2017-06-29 [CBC]

Taking care online protects Nurses' professional responsibility 2017-06-27 [UNA]

It’s time for pensions that work 2017-06-27 [CUPE]

New book promotes informed conversations about international testing 2017-06-25 [ATA]

Teachers and school boards deliver improvement plans 2017-06-25 [ATA]

Edmonton Institution runs on 'culture of fear' and intimidation, report finds 2017-06-22 [CBC]

Bill 17 has made the unionization process ‘substantially easier,’ upping the likelihood 
that farm workers will unionize 2017-06-21 [Alberta Farmer]

Postal workers want home delivery restored 2017-06-21 [The Gazette]

Nurses host successful CFNU convention in Calgary 2017-06-19 [UNA]

Calgary Steelworkers Respond to Evraz Attacks with 100% Strike Vote 2017-06-16 [USW]

Evraz workers in Calgary vote to strike during contract negotiations 2017-06-16 [CBC]

Impact of Bill 17 on Alberta farms and ranches 2017-06-15 [Rank and File]

Lantic Sugar workers win major gains in new contract 2017-06-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Notley says opposition parties 'like to say that everyone who is part of a union is a thug' 2017-06-13 [The Herald]

HSAA President Mike Parker awarded the EMS Exemplary Service Medal 2017-06-12 [NUPGE]

Employers, Not Unions, Threaten and Intimidate Unionizing Workers 2017-06-11 [AFL]

High quality early childhood education and care – and all of its benefits – can’t exist without high quality educators. 2017-06-11 [AFL]

Bill 17 is not radical or extreme 2017-06-09 [VUE]

NDP braves Opposition outrage to drag Alberta labour law into the late 20th century 2017-06-08 [rabble]

Farm workers can unionize — but don’t panic just yet 2017-06-07 [Alberta Farmer]

New Hospital in southwest Edmonton 2017-06-05 [UNA]

Join UNA and the AFL in Edmonton's Pride Parade 2017-06-05 [UNA]

Postal workers take campaign for return of home mail delivery to northeast Calgary 2017-06-05 [The Herald]

Postal workers go door to door to remind Calgarians of Liberal election promise 2017-06-04 [Global]

Seniors' home workers in Alberta fighting to get first agreement will lose jobs 2017-05-31 [CBC]

Seniors' home workers in Alberta fighting to get first agreement to lose jobs 2017-05-30 [CTV]

Teachers Stand Up for Catholic Education, Human Rights and Teacher Professionalism 2017-05-28 [ATA]

It’s official: central table agreement is done Local bargaining to begin as employer group ratifies 2017-05-28 [ATA]

The argument for card-check certification 2017-05-27 [Rank and File]

Unifor members ratify new contract with Imperial Oil 2017-05-26 [Unifor]

Union, contractors disagree about proposed Alberta labour law changes 2017-05-26 [The Journal]

This month in labour history

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the Sydney steel plant in Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. When the mineworkers come out in support, their leaders are arrested. Memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to union recognition. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, the steelworkers hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims enemy sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]