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Teachers unions are fighting to preserve public education 2019-09-21 [rabble]

We have only nine years left: unions support global climate strikes 2019-09-21 [RadioLabour]

CUPE supports the NDP plan to expand health care to include dental 2019-09-21 [CUPE]

CUPE supports the Global Week of Climate Action 2019-09-21 [CUPE]

CUPE appalled by photos and video of Trudeau in brownface and blackface 2019-09-20 [CUPE]

Why a 'just transition' doesn't have to pit jobs against the environment 2019-09-20 [CBC]

The NDP is MIA on bold labour proposals 2019-09-20 [The Conversation]

National building unions launch election website 2019-09-19 [The Daily Commercial News]

ITF represents transport workers worldwide at ILWU Canada youth conference 2019-09-19 [ITF]

Canadian Labour Congress exec calls to end sanctions in Syria 2019-09-18 [CLC]

Support the Global Climate Strikes on September 20 2019-09-17 [Unifor]

UFCW launches new resource for 2019 Federal Election 2019-09-17 [UFCW Canada]

By the Numbers – The cost to stay digitally connected in Canada 2019-09-17 [UFCW Canada]

Teamsters Women’s Conference Kicks Off in Montreal 2019-09-17 [Teamsters]

What you need to know: RCMP civilian members to join federal public service in less than a year 2019-09-17 [PSAC]

NUPGE endorses student-led Global Climate Strike 2019-09-17 [NUPGE]

NDP $300M auto plan promise is 'long overdue' say union reps 2019-09-17 [CBC]

This election, close tax loopholes and fund climate action 2019-09-16 [PIPSC]

Improving the lives of workers is sound business sense 2019-09-16 [CLC]

It’s Federal Election Time! 2019-09-16 [CUPW]

CUPE offers one-day election workshop ahead of 2019 federal election 2019-09-14 [CUPE]

Feds consider for-profit schemes to address opioid epidemic 2019-09-14 [CUPE]

Federal election success depends on collective action 2019-09-14 [Unifor]

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists on the Move, Together 2019-09-12 [Our Times]

UFCW attends Coalition of Black Trade Unionists conference 2019-09-12 [UFCW Canada]

UFCW welcomes human rights tribunal order on Jordan’s Principle 2019-09-12 [UFCW Canada]

Excitement builds with advances in campaign for factual TV workers 2019-09-12 [CWA Canada]

ERFP stewards optimistic about upcoming negotiations 2019-09-12 [OPSEU]

SGEU raising safety concerns for corrections officers and inmates 2019-09-12 [NUPGE]

PIPSC takes another step in the fight for Dr. Haydon and whistleblower protections 2019-09-12 [PIPSC]

What Does a Modernized Canada Labour Code Look Like? A Lot Like The Old One! 2019-09-12 [IAMAW]

Pension plans should not invest in companies that harm working people 2019-09-12 [The Star]

Why this federal election is crucial for nurses 2019-09-11 [CFNU]

Hearing on Foodora union push and gig economy gets underway at labour board 2019-09-11 [CTV]

80 years after joining union, workers at 97-year-old tool and die shop strike for 1st time 2019-09-10 [Windsor Star]

Basic income proposed by more than half of Manitoba’s political parties 2019-09-10 [BIEN]

ILO convention tackles workplace violence and harassment​ 2019-09-10 [HR Reporter]

Long, hot summer for public education 2019-09-09 [ATA]

DGC Discovery Award long list highlights emerging directors 2019-09-09 [DGC]

DGC Launches Recruitment Drive for Documentary Filmmakers 2019-09-09 [DGC]

Federal response to ‘gig’ workers hindered by unreliable data, documents say 2019-09-09 [Todayville]

Union, federal government under pressure to reach a deal before election 2019-09-09 [The National Observer]

NDP’s living wage is a dead-end for workers 2019-09-08 [Rank and File]

No deal after week of bargaining between federal government, largest public sector union 2019-09-08 [CBC]

Public sector strike possible after feds walk away from the table: union 2019-09-08 [Global]

Trudeau's Broken Promises to Indigenous Canadians Theme of Steelworkers New Election Ads 2019-09-07 [USW]

Every day should be Labour's Day 2019-09-07 [RadioLabour]

Unifor Social Justice Fund donates $50,000 to GlobalMedic Hurricane Dorian relief 2019-09-07 [Unifor]

Call to phase out toxic cash register reciepts 2019-09-07 [RCI]

Public Service Alliance of Canada, federal government under pressure to reach a deal before election 2019-09-07 [The Star]

This month in labour history

1-09-1879 Coal miners in Springhill, Nova Scotia organize Pioneer Lodge of the Provincial Miners' Association, later known as the Provincial Workmen's Association. Under the leadership of Robert Drummond, the PWA becomes an influential force in the province. [more]

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

9-09-1991 More than 100,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada launch a general strike to defend job security for federal public service workers. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers begin their historic strike against the Ford Motor Company. It lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1978 Workers at International Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario go on strike against pay cuts and layoffs. With strong community support, in June 1979 the 10,000 miners win a victory that includes improved pension benefits. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick, with James L. Sugrue as president. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations. The union goes on to break new ground in building the labour movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montréal. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télesphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montréal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labor. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head when police shoot three strikers dead during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]