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Calgary airport to change up de-icing program; union fears layoffs, increased fees 2019-03-23 [Global]

Jason Kenney’s Plan is Aiming to Drive Down Wages, Gut Holiday Pay and Weaken Workers’ Rights 2019-03-21 [Press Progress]

Unifor to mobilize members in support of positive vision for Alberta 2019-03-20 [Unifor]

Activists hone election campaigning skills 2019-03-18 [Unifor]

Couple speaks out in support of farm-safety legislation 2019-03-18 [Cinema Rascals]

Province needs to look forward, not back, AFL president says 2019-03-17 [UNA]

Where the parties stand on health care: What we know and what we don’t 2019-03-17 [UNA]

Weldco workers join IAM 2019-03-17 [IAMAW]

New curriculum is current and relevant 2019-03-17 [ATA]

 VIDEO  All-Party Forum on Public Education, 2019 2019-03-17 [ATA]

If the goal is to save the Alberta economy, we need to look forward not back 2019-03-17 [AFR]

Statement from AFL in response to New Zealand Terrorist Attack 2019-03-17 [AFL]

The real Jason Kenney has stepped forward: And working Albertans should be worried 2019-03-17 [AFL]

Kenney declares war on workers 2019-03-17 [Rank and File]

Calgary union boss says workers 'undervalued' after members ratify deal 2019-03-17 [The Herald]

UNA marks International Women’s Day, a time to think equal and innovate for change 2019-03-08 [UNA]

A vote for Kenney and the UCP puts health care at risk 2019-03-05 [NUPGE]

Six local agreements still in the works 2019-03-04 [ATA]

Political hopefuls share ideas at ATA forum 2019-03-04 [ATA]

Premier Notley’s methanol plant agreement great news for workers and Alberta’s economy 2019-03-04 [AFL]

NDP policies allow Alberta to halve child poverty rates even during a recession 2019-03-04 [AFL]

HSAA criticizes Kenney’s plan for potential $1.2B cut to health care 2019-02-25 [NUPGE]

UNA’s Jane Sustrik appointed to Workers’ Compensation Board 2019-02-03 [UNA]

Labour Board hearing into UNA Nurse Practitioner representation application to commence February 25 2019-02-03 [UNA]

Byelection called for Calgary City 2019-02-03 [ATA]

Union representing laid off Enmax workers files grievance against cuts 2019-01-31 [The Herald]

AHS and UNA reach agreement to resolve Emergency Department staffing concerns at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre 2019-01-20 [UNA]

UFCW 401 members make a difference over the holidays 2019-01-20 [UFCW]

St. Paul Teachers Authorize Strike Vote 2019-01-19 [ATA]

OHS changes will affect schools 2019-01-19 [ATA]

Frustration mounts as local negotiations drag on 2019-01-19 [ATA]

USW Health Care Workers Council adds 120 new members in Alberta 2019-01-18 [CLR]

Inside Alberta’s Amazon Fulfillment Centre 2019-01-14 [Rank and File]

City, unions remain at loggerheads a year after contracts expired 2019-01-14 [The Herald]

New child-labour laws don’t apply on farms 2019-01-11 [Rank and File]

On the absence of concerted-activity protections 2019-01-11 [Rank and File]

FCL’s Calgary distribution centre employees ratify new 2-tier agreement 2019-01-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Edmonton Red Lobster workers join UFCW 2018-12-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

UNA’s first voluntary PRC mediation yields partial success and hope for improvement 2018-12-16 [UNA]

Les Teamsters condamnent la lâcheté des voleurs d’un véhicule blindé 2018-12-16 [Teamsters]

Teamsters Condemn Gutless, Cowardly Armoured Car Robbery in Edmonton 2018-12-14 [Teamsters]

FairServe.ca | Chef Daniel Huber creates a new organizing hub for Alberta restaurant workers 2018-12-14 [Rank and File]

December 6 is a time for Canadians to recommit to ending gender-based violence 2018-12-09 [UNA]

Class Size Matters 2018-12-08 [ATA]

Inclusive Model Needs New Life 2018-12-08 [ATA]

Suncor workers will soon be randomly tested for alcohol and drugs, company says 2018-12-06 [CBC]

Local postal workers protest after back-to-work bill passed 2018-12-04 [The Herald-Tribune]

Canada Post files injunction against picketing at processing plants in Alberta 2018-12-03 [The Star]

Protesters show solidarity with postal workers 2018-12-03 [The Herald]

Postal workers, union allies protest strike-breaking legislation 2018-12-03 [CBC]

This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia, takes the lives of workers clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. A total of 62 bodies are recovered, including four the following spring. The dead include 32 contract labourers from Japan. [more]

6-03-1925 12,000 Nova Scotia coal miners walk off the job after BESCO announced a 20% wage rollback and stopped company store credit for the miners. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back Into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

9-03-1906 Mineworkers in the Lethbridge, Alberta district go on strike against poverty wages and are met by scabs, police and private detectives. They win a small wage increase with the help of a mediator, but the company refuses to recognize the union. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, the Western Canadian Labour Conference calls for sweeping political and economic changes, including abolition of production for profit and the organization of workers on industrial lines. They adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]