Most media organizations have a "business" section, which is usually redundant given how corporate media covers business and labour issues. The Globe and Mail declared, "The postal workers have been acting against their own interests by holding rotating strikes." CTV ran this G & M headline: "Hate the Air Canada strike? Write them a letter. Oh, wait." The Toronto Star went with "Canada Post: Thank the union for the lockout," the list goes on.
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-- As labour fights multiply, so too will the victories by Morna Ballantyne
-- Students support the postal workers' strike by Students for Posties
-- Air Canada bargaining and the fight for middle class jobs by Jim Stanford
-- Our challenge and cause: Supporting the postal workers by Murray Dobbin
-- How the NDP gave Canada's unions a new opportunity to organize by Fred Wilson
-- Delivering the mail and the crazy: The attack on unions and the attack on sense by Stephen Benedetti and Matthew Adams
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