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CWB: Why did the elected directors get the boot and the unelected are still there?

In all the articles i've read so far it's saying that since the legislation ending the wcb went into effect the elected directors are now gone, but the unelected ones aren't...they're still there...does anyone know why this is the case?

to me it should be the other way around.  Are the farmers who want to stay with the WCB now supposed to deal with a bunch of unelected directors who all hate the wheat board and want to see it fail?  To me this makes harpies decision even worse, if that's actually possible.  

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Diner's guide to working conditions of American restaurants

Restaurant Opportunities Center United publishes its 2011 edition of Diner's Guide to the Working Conditions of American Restaurants [PDF]

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With over 10 million workers nationwide, the U.S. restaurant industry is one 

of the largest and fastest-growing sectors of the American economy, even 

during the current economic crisis. Unfortunately, despite the industry’s 

growth, restaurant workers suffer under poverty wages and poor working 

conditions. In particular, the industry suffers from:

1 LOW WAGES With a federal minimum wage of $2.13 for tipped workers 

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Stop wage theft! Discussion / strategey workshop

Dec 6, 2011
Jamesville Community Centre
209 MacNab St. North
Hamilton , ON
Canada
43° 15' 47.7684" N, 79° 52' 5.3004" W
Ontario CA
discuss their strategies & experiences in standing alongside precarious and low-wage workers in their fight for fair wages
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Injured workers demonstration

Dec 9, 2011
Ministry of Labour
400 University Avenue
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 12.2796" N, 79° 23' 17.646" W
Ontario CA
Come out and join labour, injured workers and their advocates to demands that injury should not equal poverty.
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OFL Convention

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Fiery public union leader Sid Ryan has won a second-two year term as president of the Ontario Federation of Labour with a mandate to end internal strife and increase worker militancy on Tuesday.

More than 1,400 delegates at the federation's biennial convention acclaimed Ryan and supported his "unity team" that captured the other two top posts in the umbrella labour group that represents 54 unions and more than one million workers in the province.

Delegates also acclaimed Nancy Hutchison of the United Steelworkers for the secretary-treasurer's job and voted overwhelmingly for Irwin Nanda of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers as executive vice-president.

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NDP socialist caucus annual federal conference

Nov 26, 2011
Ontario institute for studies in education
252 BLOOR ST. WEST Room 2-213, above the St. George Subway Station
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.8072" N, 79° 23' 54.312" W
Ontario CA
Annual federal conference for the socialist caucus of the NDP
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University Sector Workers / Social Movements and the Law

Nov 23, 2011
St. James Park
120 King East King & Church streets, North West corner. Look for us the North West corner of the park (close to Adelaide near the bathrooms
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 0.6696" N, 79° 22' 23.6244" W
Ontario CA
The Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly (GTWA) has sent the invite out to University Sector Workers to visit Occupy Toronto. Lets make the connection between the struggle for decent jobs and services a
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Why To Occupy? In Favour of the 99%

http://whytooccupy.org/

We designed this site as a go-to for anyone who might care to sample
the many good reasons, valid issues, and eloquent explanations that
are being offered to support the growing OCCUPY movement.

The support comes from a myriad of mortals--economists, actors,
writers, musicians, veterans, scientists, gurus, pundits,
personalities--the list goes on. And will grow. Heck, even the US
Chairman of the Federal Reserve has chimed in with encouragement. Go
figure.

So if anyone tells you this movement is just a bunch of scruffy kids
passing the time--send them here.

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Solidarity Tuesday: City Workers at Occupy Toronto

Nov 9, 2011
St. James Park
King & Church streets Look for the GTWA tent near the North West corner of the park (close to Adelaide near the bathrooms). Dress for the weather.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 59.6904" N, 79° 22' 27.8904" W
Ontario CA
This Tuesday November 8th at 8pm the GTWA will bring City of Toronto Workers from CUPE 416 and 79 to Occupation Toronto.
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Air Canada workers talk at Occupy Toronto

Nov 2, 2011
St. James Park
King & Church streets North West corner. Look for the GTWA tent near the North West corner of the park (close to Adelaide near the bathrooms).
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 59.6904" N, 79° 22' 27.8904" W
Ontario CA
the GTWA will bring Air Canada workers to Occupation Toronto. Join us as we make the connection between their struggle and the occupation movement
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Striking Ming Pao workers visit Occupy Toronto

Oct 26, 2011
Occupy Toronto camp St. James Park.
East of Church on King
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 29.0952" N, 79° 23' 4.866" W
Ontario CA
This Tuesday October 25th at 8pm the GTWA will bring striking workers from Ming Pao newspaper to Occupy Toronto. St. James Park. East of Church on King
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Harper Changing Labour Code: economy an essential service

Is anyone else not extremely concerned? Harper and Raitt are looking at changes to the Labour Code to include the economy as an essential service - leading to a huge loss of rights and pretty much any union could be ordered back to work on the arbitrary argument that the economy is at risk.

Currently an essential service is defined as an immediate risk to health and safety. The proposed changes to the definition opens the doors wide to withholding rights from workers. The public is bound to agree with this move as many are fearful about the unstable economy.

Questions need to be asked not just about the principles of reducing labour rights - but how a risk to the economy is to be measured and also how such changes applies to CEO's and upper management.

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