Egan: Sell pot just like LCBO, where boss earns $500K and clerks $27 an hour

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Description: The government selling weed to anybody is a terrible idea. So is the creation of a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to create and run a retail network. Source: OttawaCitizen.com Date: Sep 11, 2017 Link: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/egan-sell-pot-just-like-lcbo-where-boss-earns-500k-and-clerks-27-an-hour Questions for discussion: What are the arguments against government run businesses, as presented in this… Read more »

Trudeau heckled at CLC meeting

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Description: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was “heckled, harangued and hectored for 30 minutes” at a meeting with young union activists, according to a media account. Source: National Post Date: 10/25/2016 Link: http://www.canada.com/news/national/trudeau+faces+with+hecklers+minutes+canadian+labour+congress/12316144/story.html Related links: • CBC story • The CLC’s account of the meeting • Earlier update • The prime minister • The CLC Questions… Read more »

Unifor members ratify GM deal

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Description: After gaining a four-year contract with General Motors, Unifor is moving on to talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Source: The Toronto Star Date: 09/26/2016 Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/2016/09/26/auto-talks-shift-focus-to-fiat-chrysler.html Related links: • Windsor Star story • Financial Post story • Unifor • General Motors • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Questions for discussion: • What are the chief features… Read more »

Toronto council approves outside workers deal

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Description: Toronto city council has voted unanimously to approve a new collective agreement with the city’s outside workers. Inside workers remain without an agreement. Source: CBC Date: 02/29/2016 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/cupe-416-labour-deal-1.3468894 Related links: • CTV story • Toronto Star story • Prof. David Doorey’s blog • Toronto council labour relations committee • CUPE Local 416 news… Read more »

Liberal government won’t enforce C-377 provisions

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Description:  The new federal government has  taken the first steps toward repealing a law that has been denounced as anti-union. Source: National Post Date: 12/21/2015 Link: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/liberals-take-first-step-towards-repealing-tory-bill-that-would-force-unions-to-disclose-financial-records Related links: • Government news release • Huffington Post story • Earlier update • Bill C-377 • Building trades unions news release • National Citizens Coalition news release… Read more »

AFL wants law protecting all-night workers

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Description: The Alberta Federation of Labour is urging the provincial government to bring in a law that would require retail employers to have a minimum of two employees on late-night shifts. Source: Global News Date: 12/18/2015 Link: http://globalnews.ca/news/2410081/alberta-labour-group-calls-for-better-safety-for-night-workers-following-deadly-shootings/ Related links: • Edmonton Sun story • Edmonton Journal story • Alberta Federation of Labour • The… Read more »

Trudeau and CLC meet

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Description: Less than a week after being sworn in as prime minister, Justin Trudeau met privately with leaders of the Canadian Labour Congress. Source: The Huffington Post Date: 11/10/2015 Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/11/10/justin-trudeua-canadian-labour-congress_n_8526072.html Related links: Bloomberg story The TPP The Bombardier deal The Prime Minister The CLC Questions for discussion: What was historic about this meeting? Consult… Read more »

WestJet pilots’ vote raises important issues

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Description: A vote by WestJet pilots against being represented by a union raises questions about current labour relations models. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: 08/07/2015 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/union-drive-at-westjet-highlights-current-tensions-in-labour-policy/article25865172/ Related links: CBC news story Earlier story David Doorey’s blog WestJet WestJet Pilots’ Association Questions for discussion: Consult your text: What steps must a group of employees… Read more »

CLC launches Fairness Works campaign

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Description: The Canadian labour movement is “rebranding” itself with an ad campaign. Source: Metro Date: 12/30/2014 Link: http://metronews.ca/news/toronto/1249288/a-kinder-softer-canadian-labour-movement/ Related links: The Canadian Labour Congress The Fairness Works campaign The CLC on YouTube The TAXI ad agency Earlier update Questions for discussion: Consult your text: what is the role of the Canadian Labour Congress? Have you… Read more »

BC Federation of Labour elects new leader

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Description: Irene Lanzinger, the former head of the B.C. teachers union, has narrowly defeated Canadian Labour Congress official Amber Hockin to become the first female head of the B.C. Labour Federation. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: 11/27/2014 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/new-bc-labour-head-will-try-to-find-commom-ground-with-liberals/article21822722/ Related links: Irene Lanzinger Amber Hockin The B.C. Federation of Labour CBC story Former federation… Read more »