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(Strike) Breaking news: Conservatives push back-to-work legislation on CP dispute

Teamsters rally on Parliament Hill today against the CP back-to-work legislation. (Photo: Karl Nerenberg / rabble.ca)
Teamsters rally on Parliament Hill today against back-to-work legislation expected to be voted on tonight.

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May Day actions worldwide and across Canada

May Day actions in Toronto got started with some human chess at City Hall. (Photo: David Coombs)
May Day actions in Toronto got started with some human chess at City Hall.

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Defending communities means standing up to corporate bullies

Photo: Rishabh Mishra/Flickr
We can help counter Caterpillar's corporate bullying by joining CAW picket lines and demanding that Canadian politicians hold the corporation accountable.

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Agriculture workers take part in Toronto's annual Labour Day parade

Agriculture workers take part in Toronto's annual Labour Day parade. Photo: Meagan Perry

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Finance minister's office occupied by Ontario Federation of Labour president over private pensions scheme

WHITBY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2010) -- Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan, unions and community members have just occupied Jim Flaherty's office, 701 Rossland Road East, Unit 204, Whitby, stunned by his last-minute betrayal of Canadians' retirement security.

On the eve of the Kananaskis provincial finance ministers' meeting, Flaherty has dumped the expansion of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and put all Canadians at the mercy of the banks, mutual fund and insurance industries.

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Columnists

Just 15,000 families win 'The American Dream'

Most Americans do not know it. When they hear it, many people do not believe it. Since the early 1980s, in the U.S., most income gains have gone to the top one per cent of income earners. From 2002-07, two-thirds of new income went to one per cent of Americans.

Going back further to measure the period from 1993 to 2008 and comparing, one-half of new income had gone to one per cent of Americans -- with 99 per cent of U.S. residents getting the same increase in income as the top one per cent (defined as those earning over $308,000 in 2008).

Immigrant workers fight back

Fight Back: Workplace Justice for Immigrants

by Aziz Choudry and Jill Hanley et al.
(Fernwood Publishing,
2009;
$17.02)
"A lot of Filipinos and others are silent in their jobs....They are scared that if they do something for change, they will be deported....They feel held at the blade between life and death."

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Jane Finch Community Groups Respond to Racial Profiling, Anti-Immigrants Raids in Neighbourhood

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 5:00pm

Location

South-East corner of Jane and Finch intersection
South-East corner of Jane and Finch intersection
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W

Jane Finch Action Against Poverty (JFAAP), a grassroots group of Jane Finch community residents and workers, is holding a community outreach event. Community members will be putting up posters and handing out legal information to area residents after Canada Border Services Agency with the support of Ontario Provincial Police and Ontario Ministry of Transportation racially profiled, forcefully IDd and detained at least 21 people on, Aug. 14. At least five of those men are expected to be deported on Tuesday morning. JFAAP and other local area organizations are calling for an end to racial profiling, immigration detentions and deportations, and joining the call to make Ontario a 'sanctuary province.'

Anger escalates over migrant arrests during vehicle safety checks

Photo: Flickr/Buddhabless

An emergency rally took place on Monday as anger escalates over the controversial arrests of undocumented workers by the Canada Border Services Agency during a commercial vehicle safety blitz last week.

On Aug. 14, the CBSA arrested 21 people for immigration violations during a joint commercial vehicle safety blitz with the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ministries of Transportation and Environment.  The collaboration consisted of vehicle spot checks in northwest Toronto, around Wilson Avenue between Jane Street and Highway 400. 

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Asia Pacific Currents

The regional issues facing the people in the Pacific Islands

August 8, 2014
| Interview with Nic McLellan, Pacific region activist and writer, on the Pacific Island forum and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.
Length: 30:13 minutes (13.84 MB)
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