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Rallies against Bill 9 to continue in Lethbridge and Edmonton 2019-08-22 [UNA]

UNA welcomes Registered Nurses from Carewest Glenmore Park in Calgary 2019-08-22 [UNA]

Why is Alberta panel targeting province's lowest wage earners? 2019-08-21 [The Herald]

Unions competing to represent Whitla Wind Farm workers 2019-08-21 [The News]

Doug O'Halloran, UFCW 401 president, signs off with dignity and courage 2019-08-16 [rabble]

Two Hundred Workers at Ecco Heating Vote to Join Teamsters 2019-08-08 [Teamsters]

Rallies continue against Bill 9 despite injunction ruling 2019-08-04 [UNA]

ASP security guards at Calgary International Airport join the union 2019-08-04 [UFCW Canada]

ATA Welcomes Decision to Grant Injunction against Bill 9 2019-08-04 [ATA]

Victory for union workers after injunction granted 2019-08-04 [Today]

Injunction suspending application of Bill 9 leaves Kenney government with egg on its face 2019-08-03 [rabble]

Government seeks leave to appeal injunction suspending Bill 9 2019-08-03 [rabble]

AUPE wage talks to resume next week? 2019-08-02 [RD News]

Bill 9 protest stops in Fort Saskatchewan 2019-08-02 [FortSaskOnline]

Province appealing court ruling that sided with nursing home workers 2019-08-02 [CBC]

Largest union set for arbitration next week after successful court bid 2019-08-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Province's largest union of public workers head to wage talks after court injunction 2019-08-01 [The Globe and Mail]

 VIDEO Judge grants union injunction against UCP government’s public sector wage bill: AUPE 2019-07-31 [Global]

Judge grants union injunction against Alberta public sector wage bill: AUPE 2019-07-31 [The National Post]

Judge grants AUPE injunction against Bill 9 Social Sharing 2019-07-31 [CBC]

Judge grants union injunction against Alberta public sector wage bill 2019-07-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Farm Safety Tour Hear Farmer's Concerns Regarding Bill 6 Repeal 2019-07-30 [Drumheller Online]

Stand together against Bill 9 2019-07-30 [CUPE]

Judge reserves decision on Bill 9 court injunction 2019-07-30 [CBC]

Nurses’ workplace stress survey deadline extended 2019-07-29 [UNA]

Rallies against Bill 9 planned in Athabasca, Red Deer, Fort Saskatchewan and Calgary 2019-07-29 [UNA]

UCP’s ‘Job Creation Tax Cut’ shows no evidence of creating Alberta jobs 2019-07-28 [AFL]

UNA members and other unions rally against Bill 9 at four worksites in Edmonton area 2019-07-23 [UNA]

Public employees including UNA members to rally against Bill 9 in Lethbridge, Olds 2019-07-23 [UNA]

Three Alberta construction unions file applications against company building Whitla Wind Farm 2019-07-19 [MHN]

UNA Stampede BBQ attracts a crowd in Calgary 2019-07-16 [UNA]

UNA members rally against Bill 9 in Edmonton 2019-07-16 [UNA]

Does Jason Kenney believe in democracy? 2019-07-16 [NUPGE]

The Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA) confirms solidarity against Bill 9 2019-07-16 [ATA]

Kenney’s moves on trade puts ideology over Alberta workers 2019-07-16 [AFL]

Kenney government should not reduce agriculture health and safety requirements 2019-07-16 [AFL]

Farm safety legislation to get UCP overhaul over the summer 2019-07-16 [CBC]

 VIDEO Health workers march outside University Hospital, protesting Bill 9 2019-07-16 [Global]

Union pushes back as city moves all snow clearing labourers to shift work 2019-07-15 [The Journal]

Kenney’s moves on trade puts ideology over Alberta workers 2019-07-12 [AFL]

Wood Buffalo Housing continues to push for fly-by-night contractors over employees 2019-07-12 [CUPE]

Edmonton vision-loss rehab workers sign first collective agreement 2019-07-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

 VIDEO Lacombe AUPE members picket against Bill 9 2019-07-08 [The Advocate]

HSAA serves government with statement of claim 2019-07-06 [NUPGE]

Edmonton eyes more robots for mowing, snow removal 2019-07-06 [CBC]

Hundreds rally in Calgary to protest Bill 9 and support public sector workers’ rights 2019-07-04 [The Star]

Hundreds of public sector workers protest Bill 9 outside Calgary hospital 2019-07-04 [CBC]

Province-wide community BBQs to highlight fact investing in a universal child care program means investing in women 2019-07-03 [AFL]

Cancellation of lab services puts profits ahead of patients 2019-07-02 [NUPGE]

ATA President calls on Government to Issue School Board Funding Details 2019-07-02 [ATA]

This month in labour history

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [more]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]