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Heller v. Uber: Ensuring the Vindication of Rights in Canada 2020-07-02 [The Law of Work]

Telecom workers urge Bell to bring the work home 2020-07-02 [Unifor]

Supreme Court ruling a major victory for gig-economy workers 2020-07-01 [NUPGE]

How police unions present barriers to change in Canada 2020-07-01 [rabble]

Workers at Jazz Aviation and Exploits Valley Air Services oppose service reduction announcement 2020-07-01 [Unifor]

Dear White Sisters and Brothers - A Letter from a Union Educator 2020-06-29 [Our Times]

Aluminum Tariffs Would Make Mockery of NAFTA 2 and Ignore the Real Problem 2020-06-28 [USW]

UFCW secures more open work permits for migrant workers in Canada 2020-06-28 [UFCW Canada]

My webCampus Experience: Members praise UFCW’s online education program 2020-06-28 [UFCW Canada]

UFCW Canada welcomes Supreme Court ruling deeming Uber arbitration process invalid 2020-06-28 [UFCW Canada]

Passing of Aline Lachapelle, a Pioneer of our Union 2020-06-28 [Teamsters]

For the Public Good: The growing threat of privatization and workers’ proposals to protect our future 2020-06-28 [PSAC]

Improved public services needed, not more privatization 2020-06-28 [NUPGE]

Statistics Canada seeks survey responses from people with disabilities and long-term conditions 2020-06-28 [NUPGE]

Defunding the Police 2020-06-28 [CBTU]

Supreme Court ruling on Uber underscores workers’ rights 2020-06-28 [CLC]

Unions warn against growing threat of privatization 2020-06-28 [CLC]

Fighting for our vision, together 2020-06-28 [CWA Canada]

Temporary work and systemic racism 2020-06-28 [CWA Canada]

Transit union slams Marc Garneau for allowing Greyhound Canada to threaten workers 2020-06-28 [ATU Canada]

Amazon workers in Canada call for workplace organization and power 2020-06-28 [Rank and File]

COVID-19 exposes injustices faced by migrant workers 2020-06-28 [rabble]

RadioLabour's Canada Report Jun 22 -26: How Foodora couriers won a major union victory 2020-06-28 [RadioLabour]

COVID-19 shines harsh light on injustices faced by key workers and the elderly 2020-06-28 [rabble]

COVID-19 may undermine gender equality progress in the workplace and beyond: Some proposals 2020-06-28 [The Law of Work]

SCC: Uber’s Mandatory Arbitration Clause is Unconscionable and Void 2020-06-28 [The Law of Work]

UFCW Canada welcomes Supreme Court ruling deeming Uber arbitration process invalid 2020-06-27 [UFCW Canada]

Canadaland Workers Sign Union Cards In Latest Push Back Against Inequalities in Canadian Media 2020-06-27 [Press Progress]

Flight attendants call for federal support and recognition in the face of pandemic 2020-06-27 [CUPE]

Mount Allison Staff Cuts are Unfair and Unnecessary 2020-06-27 [CUPE NB]

Unifor condemns WestJet outsourcing scheme 2020-06-26 [Unifor]

Union workers are strong allies for electric vehicles, as Canada’s Unifor demonstrates 2020-06-26 [Electrek]

Heritage minister tells media union leaders he’s committed to helping news industry 2020-06-26 [CWA Canada]

Canadaland staff file to unionize 2020-06-26 [CWA Canada]

Canadaland employees file for union certification, says CWA Canada 2020-06-26 [Matters]

CUPE demands governments keep privatization out of Canada’s pandemic recovery 2020-06-26 [CUPE]

CMG calls for funding to convert temporary employees at CBC to full-time 2020-06-25 [CWA Canada]

Unifor releases Road Map for a Fair, Inclusive and Resilient Economic Recovery Français 2020-06-25 [Unifor]

Congratulations to CUPE winners of CALM awards 2020-06-25 [CUPE]

New report highlights the experience of CUPE members working in P3s 2020-06-25 [CUPE]

Nurses launch investigation into Canada’s failure to protect health care workers from COVID-19 2020-06-24 [CFNU]

Feds must oppose any reimposition of unfair aluminum tariffs 2020-06-24 [Unifor]

Union heads worry too much left up to ‘discretion’ in public service back-to-workplace plan 2020-06-24 [The Hill Times]

WestJet retreats on labour code exemption that would facilitate mass layoffs 2020-06-24 [CBC]

Lockout ends for refinery workers in Canada 2020-06-23 [IndustriALL]

Mexico to resume sending farm workers to Canada after COVID-19 safety agreement 2020-06-23 [CBC]

More Canadians are refusing work due to COVID-19 — but it's tough to get authorities to agree 2020-06-23 [CBC]

Third migrant farm worker dies as Canada reaches deal with Mexico 2020-06-22 [Global]

RadioLabour's Canada Report -- CUPE says white privilege must be confronted 2020-06-21 [RadioLabour]

Majority of Canadians Say Gig Economy Workers Should Be Able to Unionize and Get Benefits, New Poll Finds 2020-06-21 [Press Progress]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

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 union recognition. [more]

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]

2-07-2008 After 14 months of an acrimonious labor 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]

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]

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

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]

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 enemy 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]