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City rejects counter-proposal from transit union as contract battle drags on 2019-08-23 [CBC]

CUPE wins largest share in voting among Manitoba health-care workers 2019-08-23 [CBC]

City councillors Schreyer, Eadie throw support behind transit union 2019-08-19 [The Sun]

Health Authority pulls 'whistleblower hotline' proposal 2019-08-17 [CBC]

Dispute between city, transit drivers scaring riders who depend on bus, councillors say 2019-08-17 [CBC]

Winnipeg Transit union cuts wage demand in return for scheduling concessions 2019-08-17 [CBC]

Transit workers vote on contract as bus service shutdown looms 2019-08-14 [CBC]

City's new actions seen as 'bullying' bus drivers 2019-08-12 [The Free Press]

Transit battle heats up, as ATU files complaint with city's integrity commissioner 2019-08-12 [CBC]

City amps up pressure on transit workers amid broken-down contract negotiations 2019-08-09 [CBC]

Unions decry expensive forced battle to win health workers' votes 2019-08-07 [The Free Press]

City, transit talks remain stalled 2019-08-07 [The Free Press]

City presents new offer to transit union 2019-08-07 [CBC]

Unifor launches pre-election ads in Manitoba 2019-08-04 [Unifor]

Unifor continues to support Indigenous community in Winnipeg 2019-08-04 [Unifor]

MGEU calls on provincial govt. to address meth crisis head-on 2019-08-04 [NUPGE]

Pallister Government Empowered Employers To Scare Workers Out Of Unionizing 2019-08-01 [Press Progress]

Pallister Government Empowered Employers To Scare Workers Out Of Unionizing 2019-07-31 [Press Progress]

MGEU files for arbitration for civil service negotiations 2019-07-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Nurse assaulted by patient at HSC suffering long term effects 2019-07-29 [CBC]

CUPE welcomes newest members at St. Boniface Diocesan High School 2019-07-28 [CUPE]

Transit union to lift OT ban as 'sign of good faith' 2019-07-27 [The Sun]

MGEU resorts to arbitration for 12,000 civil servants 2019-07-26 [The Free Press]

Transit union, City of Winnipeg come to impasse over contract negotiations 2019-07-23 [Global]

Correctional officer attacked on the job 2019-07-22 [NUPGE]

Labour board sides with transit drivers on family leave grievances 2019-07-19 [The Free Press]

Province looks for air transport staff as Lifeflight doctors refuse to fly 2019-07-18 [CBC]

Province reaches new tentative contract with 3,000 doctors 2019-07-17 [CBC]

MGEU files grievance against government’s “callous” LifeFlight lay-offs 2019-07-16 [NUPGE]

1919-2019: Labour, Colonialism & Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples 2019-07-16 [Rank and File Radio]

Corrections officer assaulted by 2 inmates at Milner Ridge 2019-07-11 [CBC]

Transit union wants fall strike for major impact to service, Winnipeg mayor says 2019-07-06 [CBC]

Unions decry new limits ahead of Manitoba election 2019-07-03 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Bus drivers on second “fare strike” give Winnipeggers free transit 2019-07-02 [Rank and File Radio]

Unions, businesses and lobby groups face new limits ahead of Manitoba election 2019-07-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Lifeflight staff laid off as province continues privatization of Manitoba air ambulance service 2019-06-27 [CBC]

Winnipeg Transit drivers won't ask riders to pay Thursday amid escalating tensions with city 2019-06-26 [CBC]

Unifor wins two representation votes in Winnipeg 2019-06-25 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Fireworks mark unveiling of 1919 Winnipeg General Strike streetcar sculpture 2019-06-23 [CBC]

Unifor Wins Representation Vote In Winnipeg 2019-06-22 [Unifor]

The legacy of the Winnipeg General Strike -- 100 years later 2019-06-22 [rabble]

Free concert brings workers’ rights to the forefront 2019-06-22 [The Manitoban]

State of the unions 2019-06-22 [The Free Press]

City of Winnipeg's $18K payment to secret group amounts to extortion, union alleges 2019-06-22 [CBC]

Seven Oaks staff 'frustrated, overwhelmed' with news of accelerated ER closure 2019-06-22 [CBC]

St. Boniface Hospital staff survey fails to focus on nurses' concerns, union says 2019-06-20 [CBC]

Winnipeg's 1919 strike leaders 2019-06-20 [CBC]

100 years after the Winnipeg General Strike, Manitoba labour faces fights from outside and within 2019-06-20 [CBC]

'This is our story:' Winnipeg General Strike commemorated on screen, stage 2019-06-19 [CITY]

UFCW 832 activists loud and proud at Winnipeg Pride Parade 2019-06-17 [UFCW Canada]

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]