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Canadian border workers vote in favour of striking as soon as Aug. 6: union 2021-07-28 [CTV]

Border workers — who have been without a contract since June 2018 — vote to strike, 2021-07-27 [CBC]

$2.1 million campaign pushes UFCW Canada lifetime fundraising for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada past $47.2 million 2021-07-27 [UFCW Canada]

Atlético Ottawa goalkeeper Dylon Powley speaks out in favour of players' union 2021-07-27 [CBC]

Liberals' 'just transition' short on details, but it won't come cheap, says labour group 2021-07-26 [The Hill Times]

A plan to get the economy on track by assisting workers 2021-07-26 [UFCW Canada]

Still at work on the sticky floor 2021-07-26 [CLI]

‘No’ campaign emerges to kill dubious Canada Post deal 2021-07-26 [Rank and File]

Why Is The Pandemic’s Economic Harm Disproportionately Impacting Young Women? 2021-07-26 [Press Progress]

Young Organizers Make the Connections 2021-07-26 [Our Times]

Should COVID-19 vaccines be mandatory for healthcare workers? Experts weigh in 2021-07-26 [Global]

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to Investigate Lung Cancer Rates Among Uranium Workers 2021-07-25 [Mother Jones]

Liberals failed to protect steelworkers caught in green shift 2021-07-24 [iPolitics]

Stress, burnout, ‘chaos’. Why Canada’s at risk of losing its nurses and what health-care insiders say needs to change to keep them 2021-07-23 [The Times-News-Express]

Following months-long negotiation, Unifor reaches tentative deal with Bell covering craft workers 2021-07-23 [Unifor]

After months of talks, Unifor reaches tentative deal with Bell covering craft workers 2021-07-22 [Unifor]

Crane Collapses Have Become All Too Common 2021-07-21 [Storeys]

National Post newsroom workers ratify 8.25% average wage hike over two years 2021-07-21 [The Examiner]

Border reopening plan facing roadblock as thousands of border officials consider strike action 2021-07-21 [CBC]

Black, Mayhew acclaimed; Executive board election voting opens 2021-07-20 [MoveUP]

The Organizing Challenge and American Capitalism 2021-07-20 [The Bullet / Sam Gindin]

Alfre Woodard Boards ‘The Porter’ CBC/BET+ Railway Worker Series 2021-07-20 [Deadline]

Here’s How to Make Retail Jobs Better 2021-07-20 [The Tyee]

What Canada can learn from Sweden about creating middle-class retail jobs 2021-07-19 [PCI]

Amazon Workers, You Are Not Alone 2021-07-17 [Teamsters]

Anti-racism and anti-colonialism must be embedded into all subjects at all levels of education 2021-07-17 [ETFO]

Ontario’s Sam Hammond begins tenure as President of the CTF 2021-07-17 [CTF]

Vaccines are not a panacea: public health measures must continue in Canada 2021-07-17 [CFNU]

Back to work at casinos 2021-07-16 [Unifor]

WestJet and CUPE reach tentative deal for regional carrier cabin crew 2021-07-15 [Global]

Ground your plans for new fighter jets: 100 public figures tell the Trudeau government to spend $77 billion some other way. 2021-07-15 [The Tyee]

Analysis - Canada’s Prairie Provinces are Failing to Address Systemic Racism in the Criminal Justice System, Experts Say 2021-07-15 [Press Progress]

How employers can confront the issue of domestic violence 2021-07-15 [Canadian HR Reporter]

For the first time in decades, major changes are coming to Canada's workplace equity laws 2021-07-15 [CBC]

NDP promises 1 million new jobs, better supports for workers 2021-07-14 [CBC]

Workers rally at Edmonton hotel over B.C. layoffs, boycotting group of hotels 2021-07-14 [The Journal]

B.C.-Canada child care deal an important step 2021-07-13 [NUPGE]

Public Pensions and Privatization - How Our CPP is Propping Up Bolsonaro 2021-07-12 [Our Times]

SIU of Canada COVID Taskforce Updates 2021-07-12 [SIU]

Unifor’s launches ambitious new bargaining priorities 2021-07-12 [Unifor]

UFCW Canada advocacy gets results for migrant workers 2021-07-12 [UFCW Canada]

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation – September 30 2021-07-12 [SUN]

Victory: Federal pay equity legislation comes into effect this summer 2021-07-12 [PSAC]

Derek Blackadder Speaks to CCU about Global Workers Rights Under the COVID Pandemic 2021-07-12 [CCU]

Job numbers show pandemic’s hardest hit continue to struggle most 2021-07-12 [CLC]

Women make 89 cents for every dollar men earn. Can new federal legislation narrow that gap? 2021-07-12 [CBC]

Why Canada's low-paid, precariously employed essential workers need a better deal 2021-07-11 [CBC]

Iranian Workers Unite in Huge Protest 2021-07-10 [The Bullet / Yassamine Mather]

Moving Towards a Postal Bank for Everyone 2021-07-10 [CUPW]

Reimagining your post office 2021-07-10 [Yahoo]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the steel plant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. In the 1930s, memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to new legislation to support collective bargaining. [more]

2-07-2008 After 14 months of an acrimonious labour dispute, the employees of Journal de Québec accept an agreement in principle concluded between their union and their employer. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

13-07-2009 Steelworkers at Vale-Inco in Sudbury and Port Colborne, Ontario, begin a year-long strike against pension “reforms” and other concessions. [more]

14-07-1918 Birth of Grace Hartman, the first woman to lead a major national union in North America. She is elected president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in 1975. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario, steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, they hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

19-07-1983 Kamloops members of the British Columbia Government Employees Union begin a three-week occupation of the Tranquille Institution and take control of the facility, after learning that the provincial government planned to close it. [more]

22-07-1977 In Montréal, private security guards open fire on demonstrators at the Robin Hood flour mill, where strikebreakers are continuing operations. Eight protestors are wounded. The event speeds up the enactment of an anti-scab law in Québec. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

23-07-1914 In Saint John, New Brunswick, thousands of people support striking street railway workers, throwing stones at scab drivers and overturning trams when the Royal Canadian Dragoons charge the crowd. Order is restored when the company recognizes the union. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

25-07-1917 An early morning explosion at No. 12 colliery in New Waterford, Nova Scotia kills 65 men and boys in the worst single disaster in the Cape Breton coal mines. A grand jury later approves criminal charges against officials, but there are no convictions. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]