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Wage Reopener hearing concludes after two days of witness testimony 2019-12-15 [UNA]

An Open Letter to Albertans on Public Education 2019-12-13 [ATA]

Frequently Asked Questions about Bill 22 and ATRF Changes 2019-12-13 [ATA]

Leader of Alberta’s labour movement urges federal government to say 'no' to Jason Kenney’s plea for cash 2019-12-11 [AFL]

Unions meet attacks head on; even talk of general strike 2019-12-11 [CLI]

Public Education in Alberta Remains One of the Best Systems in the World 2019-12-09 [ATA]

What's behind the United Conservative Party's emerging fury at nurses? 2019-12-06 [rabble]

UCP is using a report that government experts characterized as “poor quality” and “highly inaccurate” to justify deep cuts to health care 2019-12-06 [AFL]

'Wall to wall' mail: post workers hustling to get holiday deliveries out, but customers should be patient 2019-12-06 [CITY]

Hundreds voice concerns over Alberta public sector cuts during town hall 2019-12-04 [CBC]

Premier accused of 'arrogance' over possible health-care job cuts 2019-12-03 [CBC]

Thieves targeting community mailboxes, postal workers warn 2019-12-03 [CBC]

Calgary public teachers hit hard by layoffs 2019-12-02 [ATA]

Teachers incensed by pension grab 2019-12-02 [ATA]

Teachers should decide who oversees their pensions 2019-12-02 [ATA]

Public education under attack: Interview with Alberta Teachers' Association president Jason Schilling 2019-12-02 [rabble]

Jason Kenney’s UCP Under Fire For Accusing High School Teachers of Being Disloyal to Oil Industry 2019-12-02 [Press Progress]

Bill 26 strips farm workers' basic employment rights 2019-12-02 [The Parkland Institute]

'My biggest fear is people falling through the cracks': Doctors sound alarm about proposed billing changes 2019-12-01 [CBC]

Hundreds protest public service cuts at UCP meeting in Calgary 2019-12-01 [CBC]

Unifor will not attend Alberta government's sham 'consultation' 2019-11-30 [Unifor]

At least 750 front line RNs and RPNs to be laid off, Alberta Health Services tells UNA 2019-11-30 [UNA]

AFL says UCP will soon add a “worker gag law” to its growing list of anti-democratic actions 2019-11-30 [AFL]

Unions told thousands more job cuts coming to Alberta public service 2019-11-30 [CBC]

Thousands of public jobs to be eliminated by 2023, Alberta government tells unions 2019-11-30 [CTV]

Kenney privatizing front-line public health-care professionals, putting profit above patient care 2019-11-30 [HSAA]

Calgary police union leader Les Kaminski set to retire 2019-11-27 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Nurses Rally for Alberta! 2019-11-25 [UNA]

Workers at Bayshore HealthCare join the union 2019-11-25 [UFCW Canada]

IAM Local 1722 ratifies new deal with Diamond International 2019-11-25 [IAMAW]

Government Pushes on with Pension Takeover despite Significant Teacher Opposition 2019-11-25 [ATA]

Teachers dismayed by passage of Bill 22 2019-11-25 [ATA]

Premier is doing what even Trump wouldn’t do – he wants to fire the man investigating him 2019-11-25 [AFL]

Union leaders tell UCP: ‘The money saved by Albertans for retirement belongs to them, not to you!’ 2019-11-25 [AFL]

Government rolls back rights of agriculture workers in Alberta even further than they were before Bill 6 2019-11-25 [AFL]

Our retirement funds don't belong to Kenney gov't 2019-11-23 [The Journal]

UCP overhauls workplace rules for farms; small operations to be exempt 2019-11-22 [OHS Canada]

Hundreds of public sector workers protest post-secondary layoffs 2019-11-22 [CBC]

UCP bill would remove need for workplace safety insurance on small farms 2019-11-21 [CBC]

Public sector workers protest funding cuts, Bill 22 2019-11-21 [CTV]

UCP unveils Bill 6 changes: New rules create exemptions for small farms 2019-11-21 [The Herald]

UCP signals intent to roll back protections for Alberta workers 2019-11-18 [AFL]

Unions warn that Kenney government is about to weaken workplace safety protections as part of so-called “Red Tape Review” 2019-11-18 [AFL]

UNA members rally against cuts at South Health Campus 2019-11-12 [UNA]

Teamsters Member Talks To Keep Alberta Rolling About Film History in Alberta 2019-11-12 [Teamsters]

Govt. picks costly privatization schemes for new schools 2019-11-12 [NUPGE]

Returning veterans also fought for workers' rights 2019-11-10 [The Journal]

Edmonton posties willing to defy back-to-work 2019-11-08 [Rank and File Radio]

Public unions prep for a fight, whether in the streets or the courts 2019-11-07 [CBC]

Union workers ready for 'winter of resistance' against Alberta government 2019-11-07 [CBC]

This month in labour history

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister arrested during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. Re-elected five times, he is a founder, in 1932, of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. [more]

7-12-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training. [more]

9-12-1895 Annie Buller is born in Ukraine, coming to Canada as a child. She becomes an early woman leader of the Communist Party of Canada and one of its most formidable organizers. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

27-12-1913 Protests by members of the Industrial Workers of the World in Edmonton, Alberta, force the city to provide emergency work and housing for 400 unemployed. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]

31-12-2011 In Alma, Quebec, Rio Tinto Alcan locks out members of Local 9490, United Steelworkers, in an attempt to replace all retiring workers with non-union contract employees. This is followed by a successful six-month global solidarity campaign. [more]