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Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | An interview with UFCW Local 401 communications officer Michael Hughes about the COVID-19 outbreak at the Cargill plant in Alberta where hundreds were infected and two workers died.
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Chelsea Nash | Front-line workers have been hailed as heroes over the course of this pandemic, but who gets to decide who is and isn't a front-line worker?
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Economist Jim Stanford addressing an Alberta audience in 2019. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | "For the sake of fossil-fuel workers, as well as the sake of the planet, the inevitable phase-out of fossil fuels must be announced and confirmed quickly and firmly." -- Jim Stanford
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Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | Bill C-15 would affirm the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is applicable to Canadian law. Unifor's Indigenous Liason Gina Smoke discusses labour's fight to have the bill passed.
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Karl Nerenberg | In a time of pandemic, unpaid leave provisions for workers seem woefully inadequate -- not only for the well-being of workers, but for the safety of the rest of us.
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Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews speaks to the media in 2019. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews signed an order giving the government's legislated investment manager a veto over anything the Alberta Teachers Retirement Fund instructs it to do.
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Chelsea Nash | All travellers coming to Canada must obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure, but the requirement means migrant workers must pay hundreds for the test out of pocket.
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Erika Shaker | Ed Finn was a historian, an activist, an adviser, a colleague, a shop steward, a mentor, a pun-master, and a surrogate great-uncle. Erika Shaker pays tribute to an extraordinary man.
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Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | As fascism increases in the U.S. and Britain, unions have released a guide on how labour unions can fight back.
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Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | RadioLabour's Canada Report: Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. How to confront the far right. And more.
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Chelsea Nash | If the city were to mandate special licensing for Uber and Lyft drivers, then labour organizers could more easily identify a bargaining unit.
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Karl Nerenberg | Profitable corporations do not need even more Canadian taxpayer assistance than they have already received during the pandemic. Laid-off workers do need the help.