Labour - Unions

Nora Loreto
Photo via Pedro Lopez on Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Sept. 8, 2022

Last week, a group of more than 50 media outlets, unions, employer associations and other organizations, representing pretty much every main player in the industry, sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling for the federal government to take action against the online harassment of journalists. 

Adam D.K. King
Photo via Joe Piette on Flickr, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Aug. 26. 2022

New organizing in the U.S. is both promising and inspiring — and one hopes more of it spills over into Canada.

An upsurge in union organizing in the United States this year has been an inspiration to many there, as well as in Canada and beyond. Now seems like a good time to take stock of the American labour movement. 

Angelique Chrisafis
The vote follows weeks of heated debate and negotiations at the national assembly. Photograph: Christophe Petit-Tesson/EPA

France vs. Inflation--Pension Hikes, Rent Caps, Renationalize Hydro

Aug. 4, 2022

Cost of living measures include pension rises, a cap on rent increases and a civil service pay rise

French lawmakers are to definitively adopt a range of new measures to help struggling households cope with rising energy and food prices, as well as an updated budget that will pay for France to renationalise the electricity company EDF.

Gray Maddrey, originally published by Uneven Earth

Without class struggle the emancipatory potential of degrowth will fail to be realized. A revolutionary pedagogy can help to unify them.

People's Dispatch.
 Photo: After almost a month-long struggle, the Panamanian people succeeded in convincing the right-wing government to reduce the cost of essential commodities by 30%. SUNTRACS / Twitter.

July 27, 2022

After Almost A Month Of National Strike Against The High Cost Of Living, Peoples’ Movements Win The Reduction Of The Cost Of Essentials By 30%.

After three weeks of national strike and nationwide demonstrations and roadblocks in protest against the cost of living crisis in Panama, the right-wing government of President Laurentino Cortizo was forced to engage in negotiations with the organizations behind the protests in Penonomé on July 21.

 Doug Allan
Ontario strikes

July 27, 2022 

Only halfway through 2022 and we already are soon going to set a new high for strike days lost for at least the last 13 years in Ontario, with over 800,000 strike days through the first half of the year.

Jonathan Burleigh, In These Times.
Truckers gather to protest AB 5 at Port of Los Angeles, July 14, 2022 [Photo by Cindy Perez]

July 21, 2022

Dockworkers Refuse To Cross Picket Line.

For the third consecutive day, hundreds of independent truckers protested Wednesday at the Port of Oakland. The truckers’ main demand is the repeal of provisions in California State Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), which would eliminate much of the independent trucking industry on the docks. Hundreds of truckers blocked the entrances to the docks with their trucks, bringing operations to a standstill.


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