Unions are really the only organized line of defence against the broad right-wing assault on a wide range of social programs and government regulations important to most Canadians.
A summary of the social forum hosted by Alternatives in Ottawa over the weekend, where more than 120 people gathered to discuss the utility of social forums as tools for social change.
Co-ordinated and historic protests and strikes took place at over a thousand Wal-Mart stores in November. The actions were organized independently by workers in the stores and focused on local issues.
Like Patti Smith sang, "people have the power," more power than they know, "the power to dream, to rule, to wrestle the earth from fools." We have the power to write the script any time.
The unemployment and underemployment rate among young workers is about twice that of older workers -- and it's getting worse. A new report looks at the long-term effects of this trend.
"Right-to-Work" still remains a dubious -- even Orwellian -- term. It's no wonder that, in Canada, recent calls for this brand of social and economic regression avoid the Right-to-Work label.
Ken Lewenza and Dave Coles were clear. They want to build a new union so that Canada can become a different country, one where working people are respected, and the most vulnerable among us protected.
The UNI Walmart Global Union Alliance is an international network of union members fighting for fairness, decent working conditions, and ensuring the right to join a union for all Walmart employees
David J. Climenhaga
Why are the Harper Conservatives pushing a piece of legislative junk like Bill C-377? To try to get the NDP Opposition on record defending "union bosses."
Oct 11, 2012 to Oct 15, 2012
This documentary film about the unprecedented community uprising against the Wisconsin state government's attacks on public services and democratic rights serves as both warning and inspiration.