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Why are we On Strike? 2018-11-13 [PSAC]

Striking workers allege assault and threats 2018-11-10 [The News]

Union VP alleges former Yukon premier assaulted him on the picket line 2018-11-10 [CBC]

Driver tried to run down workers on picket line in Whitehorse, say non-profit employees 2018-11-09 [CBC]

Twelve months and a strike: Many Rivers workers serve strike notice 2018-11-01 [The News]

Many Rivers workers plan to strike Friday 2018-11-01 [The Star]

Shortage of substitute teachers 'worrisome' says Union 2018-10-16 [CBC]

YFL must prove legal status: YG 2018-08-22 [The Star]

Federation of Labour loses government funding 2018-08-17 [CBC]

'Clean out' Yukon's social services department, says union head 2018-07-20 [CBC]

Optics around office closure ‘horrible’: YEU 2018-06-16 [The Star]

Union members ratify city contract 2018-04-28 [The News]

Mayor, union head praise negotiating teams 2018-04-18 [The Star]

Mediation sees last-minute tentative pact 2018-04-17 [The Daily Star]

Strike out: Union, City of Whitehorse reach new collective agreement 2018-04-17 [The News]

City workers strike averted in Whitehorse after 11th-hour deal reached 2018-04-16 [CBC]

Union serves City of Whitehorse with strike notice 2018-04-14 [The News]

Whitehorse city workers give notice of possible strike Monday 2018-04-13 [CBC]

City of Whitehorse, union reach agreement on essential services ahead of mediation 2018-04-12 [The News]

Lower wages, no benefits: Substitute teachers in Yukon petition to join union 2018-04-11 [CBC]

Essential services set out in agreement 2018-04-07 [The Daily Star]

Whitehorse transit workers opt for work-to-rule 2018-03-22 [The News]

Whitehorse Transit cancels some runs as union works to rule 2018-03-20 [The News]

Some buses won’t run today, city says 2018-03-20 [The Daily Star]

Transit workers opt for work-to-rule campaign 2018-03-19 [CBC]

Transit worker serve City of Whitehorse strike notice 2018-03-17 [The News]

Whitehorse bus drivers set strike deadline for Monday 2018-03-17 [CBC]

Job action looms as City of Whitehorse workers vote to strike 2018-03-15 [The News]

Union hopes strike action can be averted 2018-03-14 [The Daily Star]

Whitehorse city workers file for mediation 2018-03-07 [News]

Nobody wants a strike: city workers’ union 2018-03-03 [The Star]

The North needs better services: postal union 2017-09-15 [CUPW]

Workers at Whitehorse Save-On-Foods sign first collective agreement 2017-09-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Watson Lake municipal employees back to work 2017-04-06 [The News]

Strike ends as Watson Lake workers reach tentative deal with town 2017-04-04 [CBC]

Watson Lake, Yukon, town workers begin strike as lockout ends 2017-03-28 [CBC]

Watson Lake staffers to be locked out Monday 2017-03-25 [The Daily Star]

Town of Watson Lake to lock out unionized workers 2017-03-25 [CBC]

Watson Lake employees prepared to strike 2017-02-07 [The News]

Territory lagging on workplace safety: labour group 2017-02-04 [The Daily Star]

Union files complaint over privacy of medical information 2017-01-21 [CBC]

Tradespeople report not getting paid Yukon's Fair Wage by contractors 2017-01-18 [CBC]

Workers optimistic after the election of a new governmen 2016-11-11 [The Daily Star]

Surplus payments to hospital pension plan ‘not the best use of taxpayers’ money’: Pasloski 2016-08-18 [The News]

YEU members ratify new collective agreement 2016-07-19 [The Daily Star]

Hospital situation is ‘urgent,’ officials agree, but solutions are scarce 2016-06-18 [The News]

Union's claims about Yukon group homes 'myths and inaccuracies', gov't says 2016-06-14 [CBC]

Workers, children unsafe in gov't group homes: Yukon Employees Union 2016-06-10 [CBC]

Local postal workers join call to establish community banking service 2016-05-17 [CBC]

Yukon trade workers reach deal on hospital expansion project 2015-11-26 [CBC]

This month in labour history

1-11-1956 At Springhill, Nova Scotia 39 men are killed and 88 are rescued after an explosion and fire in one of Canada’s deepest coal mines. [more]

3-11-1908 The Fishermen’s Protective Union is formed in Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador. The union attracts strong support and achieves significant political influence. [more]

5-11-1945 Start of a blockade of the Ford plant in Windsor ON by strikers and their supporters. [more]

6-11-1945 Striking Ford workers and supporters use hundreds of motor vehicles to blockade the company plant in Windsor, Ontario. The strike leads to an arbitrated settlement and the protection of union security through the Rand Formula. [more]

10-11-1975 An iron ore carrier sinks in a storm on Lake Superior, with the loss of all 29 hands. Although the freighter and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald are American, the Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot a year later memorializes the disaster. [more]

10-11-1983 In British Columbia three months of protests against attacks on union rights and social services reach a critical turning point as teachers prepare to join the massive mobilization led by Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition [more]

16-11-1925 Three thousand workers at shoe factories in Quebec City go on strike when the employers announce reduced rates of pay. When the workers agree to submit the dispute to arbitration, they win a favourable result, but employers refuse to accept the decision. [more]

18-11-1929 At Onion Lake, in Northern Ontario, two Finnish-Canadian lumber camp union organizers are seen for the last time. When the bodies of Viljo Rosvall and Janne Voutilainen are found under the ice in the spring, they are buried as martyrs to the labour cause. [more]

19-11-1997 Forty-five thousand postal workers, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, walk off the job across the country over issues of job security, wages and changes to lettercarrier routes. [more]

23-11-1921 A Maternity Protection Act, introduced by a labour member, is enacted in British Columbia. It allows women to apply for six weeks' unpaid leave before giving birth and prohibits the employment of mothers for six weeks after. [more]