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Fireworks mark unveiling of 1919 Winnipeg General Strike streetcar sculpture 2019-06-23 [CBC]

Unifor Wins Representation Vote In Winnipeg 2019-06-22 [Unifor]

The legacy of the Winnipeg General Strike -- 100 years later 2019-06-22 [rabble]

Free concert brings workers’ rights to the forefront 2019-06-22 [The Manitoban]

State of the unions 2019-06-22 [The Free Press]

City of Winnipeg's $18K payment to secret group amounts to extortion, union alleges 2019-06-22 [CBC]

Seven Oaks staff 'frustrated, overwhelmed' with news of accelerated ER closure 2019-06-22 [CBC]

St. Boniface Hospital staff survey fails to focus on nurses' concerns, union says 2019-06-20 [CBC]

Winnipeg's 1919 strike leaders 2019-06-20 [CBC]

100 years after the Winnipeg General Strike, Manitoba labour faces fights from outside and within 2019-06-20 [CBC]

'This is our story:' Winnipeg General Strike commemorated on screen, stage 2019-06-19 [CITY]

UFCW 832 activists loud and proud at Winnipeg Pride Parade 2019-06-17 [UFCW Canada]

Celebrating the historical triumphs of Canada's outsiders and oppressed 2019-06-17 [rabble]

Fighting system created by health-care changes 'totally burned you out,' says retired Winnipeg nurse 2019-06-16 [CBC]

Trials and deportations: 1919 Winnipeg strike leaders were punished first, vindicated later 2019-06-14 [CBC]

Health care union votes to start in August in province's plan to slash bargaining units 2019-06-14 [CBC]

Driver safety paramount in contract negotiations, says Winnipeg transit union president 2019-06-12 [Global]

Transit union raises new contract concerns with City 2019-06-12 [CTV]

Winnipeg Transit union brings in international president to help contract negotiations 2019-06-12 [CBC]

'Confidence is lost': Report on health-care overhaul finds major problems 2019-06-11 [CBC]

Government Ignores Professionals’ Advice, Privatizes Air Ambulance Anyway 2019-06-10 [NUPGE]

Social awareness anchors concert: Old Market Square hosts show commemorating 1919 General Strike 2019-06-10 [The Free Press]

Fighting Uber & Lyft to Expand Public Transit 2019-06-10 [Rank and File]

Province of Manitoba causing CFS workers to endure massive delay in pay next month 2019-06-09 [CUPE]

Federal workers protest redress for Phoenix pay failure 2019-06-07 [The Free Press]

City begins fleet-wide safety shield rollout on Winnipeg Transit buses 2019-06-07 [CBC]

Winnipeg Free Press workers ratify new agreements with no layoff clause 2019-06-06 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Streetcar sculpture brings 1919 Winnipeg General Strike to life 2019-06-04 [CBC]

Most assaults at Millennium Library don't involve weapons, internal records show 2019-06-04 [CBC]

Transit union to stop voluntary overtime Monday as first step of job action 2019-06-03 [CBC]

The Winnipeg General Strike Is Immortal 2019-06-01 [Jacobin]

Transit union votes 97 per cent to reject 'final offer' from city 2019-06-01 [CBC]

MGEU plans rally to save Selkirk Laundry 2019-05-31 [NUPGE]

The wild woman of the Winnipeg strike 2019-05-30 [CBC]

Transit union urges members to vote no on city's final offer 2019-05-28 [The Sun]

Prospect of Winnipeg Transit strike rises as union poised to reject 'final' contract offer 2019-05-27 [CBC]

A Labour of Unions 2019-05-27 [CITY]

UFCW Canada National Council meets in Winnipeg 2019-05-26 [UFCW Canada]

100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike 2019-05-26 [Teamsters]

The Canadian labour family celebrates the Winnipeg General Strike 2019-05-26 [PIPSC]

100 years ago today the Winnipeg General Strike began and it was the Machinists who lit the fuse! 2019-05-26 [IAMAW]

How women sparked the Winnipeg General Strike 2019-05-26 [RadioLabour]

Strike while the doors are open 2019-05-25 [The Free Press]

Winnipeg Bus Drivers Go on One-Day Fare Strike 2019-05-25 [Labor Notes]

From 1919 to #MeToo: A century of progress, but still 'a long way to go' for women in the workplace 2019-05-25 [CBC]

MGEU wins 2 big Community Support grievances 2019-05-23 [NUPGE]

Meetings with Concordia employees delayed as health authority scrambling to determine staffing needs 2019-05-23 [CBC]

Fighting for change: Alumni in the Winnipeg General Strike 2019-05-22 [Today]

'Lingering hostilities' blamed for lack of 1919 Winnipeg strike monuments 2019-05-20 [CBC]

Winnipeg Transit drivers’ fare strike ATU’s first in North America 2019-05-19 [Rank and File]

This month in labour history

1-06-1987 In British Columbia, 250,000 workers walk off the job in a one-day general strike against restrictive new labour laws introduced by the Social Credit government. The legislation was repealed when the New Democratic Party returned to power in 1992. [more]

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes weiners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police during the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the historic 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour. This is the beginning of the Federation’s long struggle for workers’ rights in Alberta. [more]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act comes into force. This is the legislation promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1938 Relief Project Workers' Union members occupying government buildings in Vancouver are evicted by police. A battle follows. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury Ontario. The day is marked by an annual union memorial service and calls for renewed attention to health, safety and emergency preparedness. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Many are wounded, and two men lose their lives as a result of Bloody Saturday. [more]

25-06-1919 The Strike Committee announces the end of the Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]

29-06-1981 The Canadian Union of Postal Workers begins a 42-day strike that succeeds in winning a contract with 17 weeks of maternity leave benefits. This breakthrough agreement sets a standard for other unions. [more]