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Renaissance Hotel workers' inspired fight for right to unionize | Jul 29 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | We're not crying, you're crying! We speak with four women from the housekeeping department about their fight for unionization and what it means.
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How to fight neoliberalism without giving way to despair | Jul 28 2016 | Ed Finn | This is an epilogue to Ed Finn's three-part series examining the ideology of neoliberalism and the enormous harm its implementation imposes on people and the planet.
Oilsands workers supporting renewable energy | Jul 27 2016 | Scott Neigh | Adam Cormier and Lliam Hildebrand talk about Iron and Earth, an organization of oilsands workers pushing for support of renewable energy alternatives.
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Is slow 'growth' inevitable? A progressive response to sustained stagnation | Jul 27 2016 | Jim Stanford | Since the 2008 financial crisis, many economic projections now accept a pattern of slow growth as inevitable. Jim Stanford explains why it's important for progressives to dig beneath this argument.
Political murder in Cambodia an attempt to intimidate opposition | Jul 26 2016 | Jiselle Hanna, Piergiorgio Moro | Labour updates of workers' struggles from the Asia-Pacific region and the significance of the latest political killing in Cambodia.
Photo: Kevin Conor Keller/flickr
Three positive steps toward ending poverty in Canada | Jul 21 2016 | David Macdonald | It's 2016 and Canada is a long way from ending poverty, but three promising developments are about to lift almost half a million people above the poverty line.
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Inaction threatens to stagnate Manitoba's minimum wage | Jul 21 2016 | Molly McCracken | Unless immediate action is taken, 2016 will be the first time in a generation that minimum wage workers will see their wages stagnate, resulting in fewer earnings for basics like food and shelter.
Repression of labour activists in South Korea intensifies with jail sentences | Jul 20 2016 | Jiselle Hanna, Piergiorgio Moro | Labour updates of workers' struggles from the Asia-Pacific region and arrests of trade unionists in South Korea.
'The typical brown paper envelope under the door': UBC's student society found guilty of unfair labour practices | Jul 20 2016 | Sruthi Tadepalli | UBC's Alma Mater Society was found guilty of unfair labour practices after evidence a manager tried to convince a member to vote no to unionization. The AMS says it's normal communication.
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Cheri DiNovo: NDP needs to focus on principles it was founded on | Jul 19 2016 | Cory Collins | In part two of our talk with Cheri DiNovo, hear what she has to say about Trudeaumania, unions, poverty, Israel and making the banks pay.
Canada Post and CUPW back at the table | Jul 18 2016 | Redeye Collective | Two weeks ago Canada Post issued 72-hour lockout notice to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. But management withdrew its lockout notice when it didn't get the backing of the Liberal government.
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'Groundbreaking' labour ruling highlights Canada's lack of progress for worker rights | Jul 18 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Canada's Supreme Court ruling in favour of fired nuclear energy worker Joseph Wilson has been rightly revered. But, it's being celebrated for essentially ensuring the law was followed.

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Discriminatory underfunding of First Nations policing needs to stop
Officers of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, Canada's largest First Nations policing outfit, voted overwhelmingly for a strike mandate last week.

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