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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]

Hospital Corp. reaches tentative deal with workers 2015-04-25 [CBC]

Hospital Corporation to resume talks with union 2015-04-17 [CBC]

Hospital workers vote to strike if necessary 2015-04-10 [CBC]

Almost 200 tested for lead exposure in mine clean up 2015-01-12 [CBC]

firefighters raise call for help with PTSD 2015-01-01 [CBC]

Whithorse workers file complaint 2014-12-18 [CBC]

Haines Junction workers join union 2014-10-29 [CBC]

Air North flight attendants reach tenative deal 2014-10-11 [CBC]

Air North flight attendents sent home for wearing t-shirts 2014-10-01 [CBC]

Air North flight attendants embark on job action 2014-10-01 [The Star]

This month in labour history

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 and encourage solidarity among the province's workers. The meeting is chaired by Donald McNabb, the province's first labour member of the legislature. [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]

20-06-1959 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]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury Ontario. [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. Two men lose their lives on Bloody Saturday, and the strike ends five days later. [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]