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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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Asia Pacific Currents

Organizing cleaners and security guards in Hong Kong

March 30, 2014
| In this episode, an interview with John from the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions about organizing conditions in Hong Kong for cleaners and security guards.
Length: 29:32 minutes (13.52 MB)

Video: Canada only works if we work, right?

How many jobs have you had? Operation Maple gives us this upbeat workers montage of all those jobs in Canada. Canada only works if we work right?

Four things unions want you to know about the Canada-South Korea free trade agreement

Photo: flickr/spenceyc

The recently announced free trade deal between Canada and South Korea has raised the ire of several unions, who warn that it could have a detrimental effect on Canadian workers. Here are four things unions are worried about now that trade is about to open up between the two countries.

1. It supports trade imbalances

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