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Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)

Feb 28, 2014
Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 24.0768" N, 79° 23' 46.4748" W
Ontario CA
The Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly presents: A discussion with author and labour organizer Jane McAlevey.
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Chicago: Northwestern University football players seek to unionize

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For the first time in the history of college sports, athletes are asking to be represented by a labor union, taking formal steps on Tuesday to begin the process of being recognized as employees. Ramogi Huma, president of the National College Players Association, filed a petition in Chicago on behalf of football players at Northwestern University, submitting the form at the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Backed by the United Steelworkers union, Huma also filed union cards signed by an undisclosed number of Northwestern players with the NLRB -- the federal statutory body that recognizes groups that seek collective bargaining rights. ESPN's "Outside The Lines" first broke the story.

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Economics of the Global Commons

Feb 28, 2014
University College
15 King's College Circle - Room 179 - west end of building on the ground floor
Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Join us for a free public lecture on Economics of the Global Commons with Frank de Jong.
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Why the timing is good for parties from the left in Canada

Let me start by saying that what I am saying applies to the NDP as it is the only large political party on the left. But it can be true for other parties on the left that are smaller. We should not assume exclusivity to the NDP and if it ceases to be a party of activism (as it has at times provincially) it will not apply to the NDP.

This does not apply to non-activist parties of the centre or the centre-right such as the Liberals or parties of the right.

Canada is experiencing a painful lesson that is slowly becoming clear to the public. A rising tide does not raise all boats at all. The economic performance of the country has increased this country's total wealth dramatically while the living standards of most Canadians are seeing no benefit.

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Sex Work Report uses input from all stakeholders

The final report of City of Vancouver's Sex Work and Sexual Exploitation Task Force goes to council on Wednesday. For the past year, stakeholders have assisted in implementing recommendations made in the City's 2011 Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Protecting Vulnerable Adults & Neighbourhoods Affected by Sex Work: A Comprehensive Approach and Action Plan. Replicating the Living in Community model of community engagement, the city convened provincial and municipal government, law enforcement, health, legal, business, housing, sex work support, Aboriginal, children and youth and sex workers, along with other community organizations.

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Book launch: Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity

Dec 13, 2013
Octopus Books Centretown @ 25OneCommunity
251 Bank Street
Ottawa , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity examines the unique characteristics of public sector unionism in a Canadian context. Join us for the Ottawa launch of this book Dec. 12.
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Global Labour Migration: A Dialogue-Meeting

Dec 7, 2013
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street (Bathurst subway)
Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
A meeting designed as a dialogue, to build greater solidarity between the labour and migrant justice movements.
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rabble livestream of PSAC rally today

Hundreds of members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada will rally on Thursday against the federal government's proposed changes to collective bargaining, health & safety and human rights.

More than 550 workers from equity-seeking groups are gathered at the Sheraton Hotel for the union's National Equity Conferences. They are spending the week sharing strategies on how to resist the attacks against federal workers contained in the government's latest omnibus budget bill.

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More and more boomers in the street (Le Devoir)

This is a Montreal report, but I'm putting it in labour and consumption as it is an issue that goes far beyond Québec. It is very hard for workers 55 and older to find a job, and there is nothing but welfare until 65 for many. Not many people my age can successfully live with roommates... And the Marois government actually wanted to cut the welfare top-up for people between 55 and 58, saying there are jobs out there for them... http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/montreal/201309/22/01-4692019-de-plus-...

So much for the "rich baby-boomer" stereotype. They exist, but a lot of people in late middle-age lose their jobs, and not everyone has a lot of savings.

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CURC's 11th Constitutional Convention

Oct 22, 2013 to Oct 25, 2013
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 25' 17.508" N, 75° 41' 49.8948" W
Ontario CA
The nation's capital will host delegates to Congress of Union Retirees of Canada's Eleventh Constitutional Convention Oct. 22-25.
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Happy Labour Day!

It's raining in Vancouver, but I'm stil hoping to take the family down to the Trout Lake Labour Day celebrations this afternoon. Anyone else up to any labour-from-a-pro-labour-point-of-view activities?

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