Labor News


Canadian Supreme Court: Public workers have the right to strike

As a result of Canadian laws and attitudes, union density there is at least double that in the U.S.


Union cheers mass transit advocate’s election in Canada

Wynne swept to victory in the voting in Canada's largest province, home to approximately one of every three Canadians. 


Today in labor history: first general strike in Canada held

The first general strike in Canadian history was held in Vancouver on this day in 1918, organized as a 1-day political protest against the killing of draft evader and labor activist Albert "Ginger" Goodwin.


Canada’s conservative government presses anti-union bill

The right-wing Conservative government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has launched yet another assault on working people in Canada.

For Air Canada workers, tentative pact in tough conditions

Air Canada is the world's ninth largest passenger airline and was an independent government-owned enterprise until its privatization in the 1980s.


Workers target bank backing Gov. Walker

The Marshall & Ilesley Bank, the largest in Wisconsin, with branches throughout the Midwest has become the target of the Sheet Metal Workers and their union brothers and sisters  in Canada.


U.S. Steel locks out Canadian workers

The lockout is only the latest example of how Canadian government policies on foreign takeovers of Canadian firms fail workers.


U.S. unions, Canadian energy sign pact on transnational pipeline

Four U.S. construction unions signed a Project Labor Agreement on Sept. 14 with a large Canadian energy company, to build a big trans-national oil pipeline from the oil sands of Alberta to the refineries of Texas' Gulf Coast.


Obama may face union picket line in Toronto

President Barack Obama and other international leaders arriving for their June 26-27 summit here may encounter something they didn't expect: a hotel workers' picket line.


Global union leaders blast financial greed

VANCOUVER, Canada - As a world congress of the International Trade Union Confederation got under way here Monday, leaders blasted the economic crisis hitting working people.

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