The architects of today's conservative revolution have obscured the class war that they've been waging, keeping us distracted with foreign military ventures, royals and other celebrity sightings.
A new paper by Bruce Western and Jake Rosenfeld finds that a fall from high to lower union density is associated with rising levels of wage inequality among non-union workers.
Even though labour relations is largely a provincial responsibility in Canada, we were worried about what would happen in this field under a Harper majority. And it didn't take long to find out.
The strike comes after the company refused to remove major concessionary demands on the existing pension plan.
It has been a long time since there has been a national strike and the postal workers action could turn out to be one of the most important for organized labour in Canada for decades.
Now it's up to trade unionists to give the politicians something to talk about.
The CLC convention theme, "Good jobs. Better lives. Unions make a difference!" highlights the successes of organized labour and collective bargaining but also reminds us that challenges still exist.
There is nothing like a campaign to make choices clear.
For thousands of trade union activists rolling into action this week, there is one great unifying purpose -- to end Steven Harper's five-year minority rule.
Sears' catalogue of errors in its dealings with unionized employees.